Electronic Arts announced Monday that legendary martial artist Bruce Lee will step into the Octagon as a bonus for EA Sports UFC on the PS4 and Xbox One. A new gameplay trailer was also released showing off some of the brutal moves that can be unleashed when the game launches this June.
Bruce Lee will be available in EA Sports UFC as a pre-order bonus that unlocks him instantly in the game or he can be unlocked by completing the game’s career mode at Pro difficulty. Lee will be available to compete across four different weight classes.
“I am so excited about this opportunity to bring my father back to videogames!” said Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC and Chairperson of the Bruce Lee Foundation. “I’m thrilled that fans can now interact with him in a new way. The EA Sports UFC development team has been incredible to work with, and they've done a great job capturing the look and feel of my father. I think people will love getting a chance to fulfill a fight fantasy by playing Bruce Lee in the new UFC game.”
“There’s no debate, Bruce Lee is the father of mixed martial arts,” said Dana White, UFC President. “He believed not one style of fighting was the best and that you had to have a little piece of everything to be a complete fighter. He was proven right when the first UFC event took place in 1993.”
“It has always been part of our vision to have Bruce Lee, the most iconic martial artist of all time, in the first ever EA Sports UFC,” said Brian Hayes, Creative Director, EA. “The team is very excited and tremendously honored to have the privilege of bringing Bruce Lee to life in our game. We’ve been working closely with the Bruce Lee team to ensure we represent the legend with as much visual and gameplay fidelity as possible.”
EA Sports UFC will be released on June 17 for the PS4 and Xbox One.