EA Sports has officially announced the release date for UFC 4.
The next instalment in the popular Mixed Martial Arts video game franchise will be released worldwide on August 14th for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. For EA Access subscribers, the game will be playable from August 7th onwards.
UFC 4 will also be available for the next-gen consoles when they are released later this year. This includes the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5.
Current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and BMF titleholder Jorge Masvidal will be the featured cover stars for the game.
Alongside the release date, EA Sports also shared a variety of new in-game features.
UFC 4 will feature two new locations – The Backyard and Kumite. The Backyard essentially showcases the grassroots where many successful fighters got their start. Kumite pays homage to the storied tradition of UFC. It’s an underground temple where fighters impose the dominance of their fighting discipline on any challengers.
The game also shows off more fluid clinch-to-strike combos that promise to be more realistic. Revamped takedowns with new ability (and control-based animations) as well as simplified control for submissions have also been added.
There are also new multiplayer options in Blitz Battles and Online World Championships where players can test their fighting skills against other players across the world.
UFC4 also features heavyweight boxers Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. Both fighters are available as pre-order bonuses, or they can be unlocked by completing the career mode. Bruce Lee will be returning to the game too.
While UFC 4includes the majority of its current line-up, some MMA stars will not be returning this time around. One of the most notable absences will be legendary commentator Joe Rogan. His commentary will be replaced by Daniel Cormier and Jon Anik.
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