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UFC Undisputed 3 release date now set for Feb. 14, 2012

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Valentine's Day 2012 will be a good day indeed, even for you lonely gamers.

That's because UFC Undisputed 3, the latest entry into the popular mixed martial arts video game series from THQ, will hit store shelves on Feb. 14, 2012. 

The third edition in the fighting series was initially pegged for a January 2012 release but was just recently pushed back to a month later. Trying to take advantage of girlfriends the world over struggling to find gifts for their significant others, perhaps?

If so, what can said boyfriends expect in this new game?

For starters, players can now travel back in time and fight in the now-defunct PRIDE organization. Yes, that means soccer kicks, knees to a downed opponent and even commentary from Bas Rutten and Stephen Quadros.

PRIDE never die!

In addition, UFC Undisputed 3 will offer two new weight classes as well as an expanded roster for next year's release, which will be available for the Sony PlayStation 3 and MIcrosoft's Xbox 360.

Here's a bit more from THQ:

Players will also experience the excitement of a live UFC event through significant visual improvements, including the introduction of much-anticipated fighter entrances, new camera positions, improved facial animations and a gritty, high contrast appearance. They will enter into battle with an unparalleled choice of more than 150 playable UFC fighters, including talent from the newly added featherweight and bantamweight divisions. Rounding out the virtual UFC experience with a significantly revamped online experience, as well as a variety of new and returning gameplay modes, UFC Undisputed 3 lets players have their fights - their way - to deliver the most intense, competitive and engaging experience to date for the franchise.

Let's hear it Maniacs -- are you excited about UFC Undisputed 3? Is it worth buying for the PRIDE rules alone? What changes are you most looking forward to from the previous two entries?

And how many of you are now lobbying for your girlfriend to hook you up with this on Valentine's Day?

For more on the upcoming release click here and here.

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