||06-15-2010 01:25 AM
Yeah, they say October 19th:
UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture and Strikeforce heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will be featured on the cover of "EA Sports MMA," officials today announced.
Additionally, officials announced an Oct. 19 release date for the videogame title.
"EA Sports MMA," which goes head-to-head with THQ's award-winning and bestselling "UFC Undisputed" franchise, will be available on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms.
Dozens of fighters – mostly from Strikeforce and DREAM – recently have been announced for "EA Sports MMA." Most of the UFC's roster is featured in THQ's rival "UFC Undisputed" franchise, which sold 3.5 million units with its 2009 debut and recently released its 2010 version.
Couture, though, signed his EA Sports contract while in a contract dispute with the UFC back in 2008.
Other fighters confirmed for the EA Sports game include Shinya Aoki, Andrei Arlovski, Josh Barnett, Lyle Beerbohm, Joachim Hansen, Dan Henderson, Roger Gracie, Jay Hieron, Tim Kennedy, Bobby Lashley, Robbie Lawler, Cung Le, Muhammed "King Mo" Lawal, Matt Lindland, Vladimir Matyushenko, Gilbert Melendez, Jason "Mayhem" Miller, Gegard Mousasi, Alistair Overeem, Kevin Randleman, Vitor Ribiero, Luke Rockhold, Brett Rogers, Murilo "Ninja" Rua, Frank Shamrock, Jake Shields, Scott Smith, Renato "Babalu" Sobral, Ronaldo "Jacare" Souza, Nick Thompson, Josh Thomson, Frank Trigg, Fabricio Werdum, Tyron Woodley and Hidehiko Yoshida
The game features various rules sets, fighting surfaces (including both a ring and cage) and fight camps, as well as custom-created characters and online game play.
EA Sports, founded in 1982, has produced additional sports titles geared around NCAA football and basketball, the NBA, NHL, FIFA and NASCAR, among others. The California-based company has delivered massively popular videogame series such as "Madden NFL" and "Tiger Woods PGA TOUR.