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The past couple of days have featured an absolute barrage of EA Sports UFC info from several sources around the web. We spent some time this morning compiling some of the info from various sources to get you up to speed on what EA's UFC debut is bringing to the table.

Quick Info

- The first big piece of news is that UFC will be a title released every 18+ months. Due to that, fighters which should be in the game will eventually make it in, whether they will be paid or free is completely up to EA.

- The graphics are the real deal. Most fighters will have their authentic entrances and all of the elements you expect around the Octagon are there, from the ring girls, Joe Rogan, Dana White, etc.

- Stamina is the same for both sped and real-time clock speeds — you’ll certainly notice fighters slowing down in the later rounds. Also, the stamina factors within just timing punches and moves are important to take into consideration. Each opponent felt sufficiently different, with better opponents having more skills to utilize and the more stamina’d fighters being much better in later rounds vs. fighters with less stamina.

- The ground game reportedly feels a bit like EA Sports MMA, but with the stalls and reversals there is a layer of complexity that wasn’t there in the previous titles.

- Reach may play a bigger part, several guys reported that it seemed easier to get out of the way of smaller reach fighters if you had a longer reach — but will need more gameplay time to discern fully.

- Takedowns are far from automatic and require real strategy to set up.

- It will be very easy to gas yourself if you spam the punch buttons. While lightweights will be faster, they aren’t overly fast like many saw in gameplay trailers.

- The submissions system requires you to focus and follow the moves of your opponent in order to keep them from escaping the submission. People are reporting this is sometimes a very fast paced game within the game and not a long and drawn out struggle many had feared.

- Created fighters have 41 total faces (no facial sliders), 25 hair-styles, 11 eye brows, 16 facial hair styles, and 5 body hair styles. Not the full customization we can get in a game like WWE, but still pretty solid.

Quick Links
Impressions from Ultimate Fighting Federation
EA Sports Blog on Strategic Submission Battles
Hands-On Impressions With EA Sports UFC (GoodGameBro)

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Member Comments
# 1 ghettofocker @ 05/28/14 01:14 PM
This week has been so exciting with all the news and visuals. STOKED!
 
# 2 jaredsmith83 @ 05/28/14 01:38 PM
This game is looking better now that they're finally releasing more info. I don't think I was alone when I was beginning to worry seeing as how little information we were getting. Having the Ultimate Fighter in there makes the career stand out. There are a few omissions, but to me, that's to be expected in its next gen debut. Hopefully they do live up to their claims of a fairly consistent stream of DLC. Good job, EA. As of this moment, my hats off to you.
 
# 3 Dazraz @ 05/28/14 02:46 PM
I was thinking of picking up this game to have a bit of fun with it. However having seen the complex Controls I may give it a miss. I just don't see myself investing enough time in the game in order to nail the various moves required. A simplified set of Controls would of been nice for the casual fan such as myself.
 
# 4 godylla @ 05/28/14 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Dazraz
I was thinking of picking up this game to have a bit of fun with it. However having seen the complex Controls I may give it a miss. I just don't see myself investing enough time in the game in order to nail the various moves required. A simplified set of Controls would of been nice for the casual fan such as myself.
That's fair, but there is supposed to be a demo dropping a week or two (or so we speculate) before release. I would suggest giving it a try, as complex as it sounds, for me it was quite easy to catch onto after a couple fights with the first UFC THQ game.
 
# 5 fballturkey @ 05/28/14 05:16 PM
That's disappointing about the CAF variety potential. Doesn't look like we'll be able to add any missing fighters until EA puts out the official ones.

Gameplay sounds great though.
 
# 6 Sgt_Carnage @ 05/28/14 07:11 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Dazraz
I was thinking of picking up this game to have a bit of fun with it. However having seen the complex Controls I may give it a miss. I just don't see myself investing enough time in the game in order to nail the various moves required. A simplified set of Controls would of been nice for the casual fan such as myself.
Controls don't seem that complex. Geez,nobody wants to try anymore. "Oh,I can't do that move by pressing the A button?" "The heck with that, I ain't buying."
 
# 7 Coolade @ 05/29/14 10:07 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmLPLTHtUMw
 
# 8 jeremym480 @ 05/29/14 03:53 PM
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Originally Posted by fballturkey
That's disappointing about the CAF variety potential. Doesn't look like we'll be able to add any missing fighters until EA puts out the official ones.

Gameplay sounds great though.
Hopefully, with Gameface we won't need to have a ton of CAF options. Hopefully.....

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Originally Posted by Irishwhiskey119
HOW MANY CAF SLOTS THOUGH!!?!??!

Better be hundreds is all i'm sayin.
This is the million dollar question for me right now. The last THQ game had 40 if I recall correctly. That's entirely too low for me. I could probably live with 50-60, anything under that I would be really disappointed. Well, unless they really busted out a ton of free DLC fighters within the first month or so.
 
# 9 aholbert32 @ 05/30/14 10:54 PM
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Originally Posted by jeremym480
Hopefully, with Gameface we won't need to have a ton of CAF options. Hopefully.....



This is the million dollar question for me right now. The last THQ game had 40 if I recall correctly. That's entirely too low for me. I could probably live with 50-60, anything under that I would be really disappointed. Well, unless they really busted out a ton of free DLC fighters within the first month or so.
40 were in EA MMA so I think we can at least expect that but that would be tough for me also. I could work with 60 or more.
 

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