September 7, 2010– The highly anticipated EA SPORTS MMA demo will be available on September 28 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3! Jump right into a match via“Fight Now” to experience the intensity of MMA in two weight classes: heavyweight and middleweight. Fans can take control of current STRIKEFORCE heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem, or utilize the brute strength of former professional wrestler, Bobby Lashley. The two middleweights featured in the demo are predominantly Jiu-Jitsu fighters– the top ranked Jake Shields, as well as the always entertaining Jason“Mayhem” Miller. Matches in the demo are officiated by the best in the business– Big John McCarthy, with fighter introductions by Jimmy Lennon Jr.
For the“Fight Now” experience, step into the STRIKEFORCE cage at the HP Pavilion and test your mettle across four different skill levels. Or learn the ropes via the“MMA 101” interactive tutorial that pits rivals Shields vs. Miller in a ring at the Horizon Center of Japan. EA SPORTS MMA is the only game that allows you to travel the globe and experience different fighting environments, rule sets, and training locations.
By sharing the demo with friends, fans can unlock“Classic” Randy Couture as a playable character in the full version of the game. Additional information outlining the exclusive EA SPORTS Live Broadcast mode, as well as other modes like Career, Fight Card, Create-A-Fighter (featuring Photo Game Face), Fighter Share and Online Belt Rank are detailed in the demo.
EA SPORTS MMA will feature the most authentic, intense and broad mixed martial arts experience to date– complete with a vast array of top fighters and fighting styles from around the world. The full version of EA SPORTS MMA will feature MMA legend Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo calling the action (not included in the demo version). EA SPORTS MMA will be available on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on October 19.