UFC 2 launches this week

Fight fans, EA SPORTS’ UFC 2 launches tomorrow in North America, and on March 17 around the world. EA has announced that fans who preorder the game will get Bas Rutten, Kazushi Sakuraba and a Mystery Fighter.

Even if you’re not a huge fan and are one of those who can’t differentiate between Conor Maynard and Conor McGregor, the EA cinematic trailer released during the announcement might just change your mind.

The trailer features some of the biggest moments from recent bouts, showcasing authentic gameplay features and highlighting new character visuals and signature animations together with an all-new knockout physics system, dynamic grappling and next-level submissions.

Check it out below:

UFC 2 also features five new game modes including KO Mode and UFC Ultimate Team, a revamped Career Mode that lets fans create female fighters for the first time ever in an official UFC game, and Grapple Assist, an integrated visual tool to help players learn and perfect takedowns, ground game transitions and submissions.

“Whether fans want to play upcoming cards, recreate the outcome of recent fights, or go back to fight with MMA legends, we’ll help them do that in the most authentic and exciting way ever in an MMA simulation. Our first two pre-order fighters, Bas Rutten and Kazushi Sakuraba are perfect additions to what is already the biggest roster ever for an official UFC game. Adding them is huge, and fans are going to go nuts when we reveal who the mystery fighter is. I can’t wait.”
Brian Hayes, Creative Director.