Martial arts legend Bruce Lee has been confirmed as a playable fighter in EA Sports’ upcoming UFC game.
Powered by the studio’s IGNITE engine, the game boasts athletes with “unparalleled realism” and will be available from June 20, 2014 on Playstation 4 and Xbox One.
Fans who pre-order today will get instant day-one access to Lee while later buyers will be able to unlock him by completing the game’s career mode at Pro difficulty level.
“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 fulfil 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 honoured 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.”