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EA Sports UFC 2

Platform(s): PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Developer: EA Canada
Release Date: March 15, 2016 (US), March 17, 2016 (EU)

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'EA Sports UFC 2' (ALL) Launches Live Event Competitions - Trailer

by Rainier on May 12, 2016 @ 4:01 p.m. PDT

EA Sports UFC 2 innovates with stunning character likeness and animation, adds an all new Knockout Physics System and authentic gameplay features, and invites all fighters to step back into the Octagon to experience the thrill of finishing the fight.

EA Sports UFC 2 takes the franchise’s stunning character likeness and animation to another level, adds an all-new Knockout Physics System and authentic gameplay features, and introduces the biggest ever roster of real-world fighters in a MMA game who will step back into the Octagon.

EA Sports UFC 2 is headlined by five brand new game modes including KO Mode and UFC Ultimate Team, a revamped Career Mode that lets fans create female fighters for the first time ever in a UFC game, and Grapple Assist, an integrated visual tool to help players learn and perfect takedowns, ground game transitions, and submissions.

From the walkout to the knockout, EA Sports UFC 2 delivers a deep, authentic, and exciting experience.

Get ready to step into Live Event Competition, a brand new competitive fighting experience in EA SPORTS UFC 2's Live Events mode. Here you’ll challenge other fighters from around the world in a balanced gameplay environment that will test your in-game MMA skills to the fullest.

Every fight you complete gives you the chance to earn UFC Ultimate Team rewards. Starting on May 14, 2016, the top ranked players will have a chance to take part in a qualifier and become the EA SPORTS UFC 2 World Champion at UFC 200 in Las Vegas.

“Fans love EA SPORTS UFC 2 for the intense head-to-head competition, and we’re excited to raise the stakes for all our players,” said Todd Sitrin, Senior Vice President and General Manager of EA’s Competitive Gaming Division. “Live Event Competition encourages players to experience the thrill of each bout by bringing fans even closer to the intensity of mixed martial arts.”

“We are thrilled to launch our first online competition to find the top EA SPORTS UFC 2 players,” UFC Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Products Tracey Bleczinski said. “UFC International Fight Week is the largest celebration of combat sports in the world and we couldn’t think of a better place than the UFC Fan Expo to crown the first-ever EA SPORTS UFC 2 champion!”

Based on upcoming real world UFC events, begin by choosing an Active Event Fighter that you want to compete with. We balanced all fighters with the same Attribute Ratings (92 Overall) and Move Levels (Level 2). Once you've selected your fighter, you can customize them to fit your play style by choosing 5 of the 10 available Perks before competing against online players.

Each victory in the Octagon increases your Event Score, which moves you up the leaderboard. You can continue fighting and increasing your score until you suffer your third loss. If you think you can get a better record, jump back into the Live Event Competition, reset your score and start fighting again. Your overall record and fight time factors into where you land on the leaderboard. Meaning a spectacular round 1 knockout is more valuable than winning a five-round war.

The goal is to reach the top of the leaderboard and reach the highest Reward Tier, Diamond, to become the top player in a qualifier. Winning a qualifier enters you in the Grand Tournament Final at UFC 200 in Las Vegas and a chance to compete for and be crowned the EA SPORTS UFC 2 World Champion: UFC 200.

Live Event Competition qualifiers will only run for a limited time during marquee UFC events. The first qualifier takes place between May 14 – May 20, 2016, for UFC 198. So now is the time to pick your fighter, develop your style, and dominate the competition.

The winner of the grand final match, taking place on Friday, July 8 at the UFC Fan Expo in Las Vegas, will receive $10,000 USD and walk away with the belt as the EA Sports UFC 2 World Champion.

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Key Features:

  • Knockout Physics System: A revolutionary new physics-driven hit reaction and knockout system delivers more visceral, more rewarding, and more authentic KOs than ever before. Every knockout is now unique, and finishing the fight has never been more satisfying.
  • Dynamic Grappling: For the first time in any MMA game, experience the freedom of independent fighter control in every grappling situation. Simultaneous two-fighter interaction brings the ground game to life with greater responsiveness and variety.
  • Next-Level Submissions: Surprise your opponent with a flying armbar from the clinch, or with a quick transition from a knee bar to a heel hook. The addition of standing submissions and submission chaining takes UFC 2’s grappling game to the next level.
  • Ultimate Defense: You can’t hurt what you can’t hit. Greater control over your fighter’s head movement lets you to slip and dodge incoming strikes with amazing fluidity. Add an improved blocking and parrying system to the mix and you have new tools to fend off your opponent’s most devastating attacks.
  • Biggest Ever Roster: UFC 2 offers the deepest ever roster of any fighting simulation. Featuring a mix of MMA’s biggest stars and brightest up-and-comers, step into the Octagon as current and former UFC athletes, MMA legends, and maybe even a few surprises.
  • Ultimate Fighter Likeness & Animations: A new facial modeling rig, the introduction of hair physics, and improved strike deformation work to make every impact more realistic than ever. Thousands of fighting and signature animations bring personality and a new level of athleticism to MMA’s stars.
  • Career Mode Depth & Authenticity: Whether your goal is to be the top fighter on the planet, or the first female fighter inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame, you control your career. The all-new Training Camp system makes preparing for each fight a balancing act between developing your fighter’s abilities and risking an injury. Throughout your journey encounter career-defining moments that will deliver a heightened atmosphere and put more at stake inside the Octagon.
  • UFC Ultimate Team: Create your team of up to five fighters using UFC 2’s deep customization options. Compete in online or offline competitions to progress your fighters and earn coins that open packs which deliver special items used to sculpt your team into the most explosive in the UFC.
  • KO Mode: With no grappling to worry about, unleash the punches, kicks, knees and elbows in this fast, fun, and furious mode; perfect for any fan looking to let the fists fly against their friends. The rules are simple…the fight doesn’t stop until someone gets starched!
  • Custom Event Creator: Step into the shoes of a matchmaker and build the fight card of your dreams by choosing from hundreds of mixed martial artists. Select iconic venues, authentic referees, and custom fight settings, then play the event from start to finish and make sure the results live up to the hype.
  • Online Championships: Step into the online Octagon for an all-new Title Chase. Compete with your favorite fighters against other warriors from around the world. Go on a win streak to earn a title shot in your division and defend the belt as long as you can. With an updated division progression system, as well as an all-new Title Chase and featured fighter system, you’ll have more reason than ever to build your online legacy.
  • Live Events: Predict. Play. Win. Pick which fighters will win real matchups in upcoming UFC events and then bring those predictions to life inside the UFC 2 Octagon. Win in-game rewards and propel yourself up the leaderboards of the most immersive fantasy prediction game you’ve ever played.
  • Create A Fighter: Taking character customization to the next-level, UFC 2’s Fighter Creation tool goes deeper than ever with robust facial sculpting, tattoo customizations and for the first time, the ability to create female fighters. Players can also sculpt their own GameFace uploads to perfection…before they get touched up in the Octagon.
  • Grapple Assist: Mastering the art of grappling can be an intimidating pursuit, but thanks to the all-new grappling assistance display, it’s easier than ever. Visual aids help players with ground game transitions, submissions, takedowns and much more, all in real-time, so that anyone can finish the fight like a pro.
  • Practice Mode: Jump into Practice Mode and experience a no-consequences environment designed to let you master the basics of striking, grappling and clinch-work at your own pace before putting your skills to the test in real competition.
  • Skill Challenges: UFC 2 offers twelve new mini-games to help players learn and perfect stand-up, clinch, and ground disciplines.

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