Electronic Arts has officially announced EA Sports UFC 3 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It will launch worldwide on February 2, 2018.
Connor McGregor, the only UFC athelete to hold UFC titles in two weight classes simultaneously, will be featured as the EA Sports UFC 3 cover athlete.
In addition to the $59.99 standard edition, a $79.99 “Champions Edition” of the game will include up to three days early access to the game, the choice of one current or former UFC champion in Ultimate Team, and 20 Premium Packs in Ultimate Team. Users will be able to choose between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson or UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Here’s an overview of the game, via Electronic Arts:
EA Sports UFC 3 introduces a new generation of fighting for fight fans powered by Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech, a revolutionary new gameplay animation technology that delivers the most fluid and responsive motion in EA Sports UFC history. A new G.O.A.T. Career Mode now means that players’ choices outside UFC’s world-famous Octagon matter just as much as their performance inside it. This new mode allows you to strategically promote upcoming fights, create heated rivalries and more on the road to becoming the Greatest of All Time.
Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech is a revolutionary new EA Sports animation technology that sets a new bar for motion and responsiveness in the best-looking – and now the best-feeling – EA SPORTS UFC game ever. With over 5,000 new animations captured and rebuilt from the ground up, players can now move, strike, and create seamless combinations in-game with the world’s best mixed martial arts athletes. Every punch, kick, block, and counter has been recaptured and rebuilt on cutting-edge animation tech to look and feel life-like and responsive, delivering the most strategic, competitive fighting experience in franchise history.
“UFC 3 and RPM Tech mark a new generation of gameplay in EA SPORTS games,” said EA Sports UFC 3 Creative Director, Brian Hayes. “The new animation technology has allowed us to take a massive leap forward in motion and responsiveness. The result is a complete overhaul to gameplay where every move is more strategic and looks more authentic and beautiful.”
EA Sports UFC 3 also introduces the new G.O.A.T. Career Mode where – for the first time – the choices made throughout your career impact your path to greatness. Outside of fights, players will make promotional choices to build hype, gain fans, earn more cash through big contracts and capture the world’s attention. A new in-game social media system allows players to create heated rivalries with other UFC athletes, providing the freedom to take on any type of persona, between cool-headed contender or infamous trash-talker.
Building on the fan-favorite Knockout Mode introduced in EA Sports UFC 2, EA Sports UFC 3 delivers a new suite of multiplayer modes designed for fast, fun fights that are perfect for letting fists fly when playing against friends. Those looking for a quick social experience can jump into Stand & Bang mode, Submission Showdown mode, or opt to customize their match with unlimited stamina or extra strike damage in Fight Now Custom. The all-new Tournament Mode offers ultimate bragging rights as players attempt to take on as many opponents as possible in bracket-style elimination rounds with continuous damage and fatigue.
Watch the announcement trailer below. Visit the official website here.