EA have announced that their forthcoming UFC title will feature playable female fighters – marking a first for the UFC franchise.
The new roster is to be headlined by UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and top contender Miesha Tate, the coaches on UFC’s reality TV show in the US, The Ultimate Fighter.
UFC President Dana White is pleased with the new additions, saying “Since we added the Women’s Bantamweight division earlier this year, the women have impressed everyone. The fights are always exciting, Ronda Rousey is as talented as any champion in the UFC and her rivalry with Miesha Tate is one of the most intense in UFC history. The female division has become a huge part of the UFC and fans will now be able to experience fighting with them in the game.”
Whilst EA’s General Manager on the game, Dean Richards commented “In our commitment to delivering the most realistic fighting experience ever achieved, we wanted to represent the full spectrum of talent and diversity of all the fighters in the sport, including women who have become an undeniable force to be reckoned with.”
EA Sports UFC is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One – powered by EA sports next-gen IGNITE technology – in Spring 2014.