Conor McGregor still considers himself a two-division titleholder, which is convenient, because so does EA Sports.
That explains why the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) champion has graced the cover of EA Sports UFC 3 with both the lightweight and featherweight titles, the latter of which he was forced to surrender after UFC 205.
McGregor was also on the cover of EA Sports UFC 2 to kick off his 2016 fight campaign, but he shared that honor with former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. Not long after their big reveal, they both went on to suffer high-profile losses.
The EA Sports curse is alive and well.
EA Sports UFC 3 will come in “standard” and “championship” editions, with varying features between the two. As with every successive release, the promise of better graphics, more realistic gameplay, and smoother controls are advertised reasons to upgrade.
Then there’s the new G.O.A.T. Career Mode, as well as multiplayer options.
“UFC 3 and RPM (Real Player Motion) Tech mark a new generation of gameplay in EA SPORTS games,” said EA Sports UFC 3 Creative Director, Brian Hayes, in today’s release. “The new animation technology has allowed us to take a massive leap forward in motion and responsiveness. The result is a complete overhaul to gameplay where every move is more strategic and looks more authentic and beautiful.”
Let’s just say the first entry got off to a rocky start.
EA Sports UFC 3 drops Feb. 2, 2018 for Xbox ONE and PlayStation 4, but pre-orders are available starting today, which gives buyers early access to the game, as well as some other goodies.
For more information on features and gameplay, as well as links to preorder your copy, click here.