EA Sports MMA will be available for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 later this year on October 19th. Sounds like a long wait right? Well, there’s a slightly shorter wait for the demo, because that will be released for both consoles on September 28th. By sharing the demo with friends, players can unlock “Classic” Randy Couture as a playable character in the full version of the game. Something that would usually be included with a GameStop pre-order bonus can be obtained by simply sharing a demo with your friends. Sounds like a good deal to me, and the demo sounds pretty fun.
Players can jump into a match via “Fight Now” and can begin their experience in two weight classes: heavyweight and middleweight. The two heavyweights featured in the demo include Strikeforce heavyweight champion, Alistair Overeem, and former professional wrestler, Bobby Lashley. The two middleweights featured in the demo include Jake Shields, and Jason “Mayhem” Miller. Big John McCarthy will be officiating the MMA action, and Jimmy Lennon Jr. will be taking care of the fighter introductions.
The demo will also include the familiar Strikeforce cage at the HP Pavilion, and will give players a good challenge with four different skill levels. The demo will have an “MMA 101” interactive tutorial that should help you get through the higher skill levels, so you may want to take advantage of that. MMA fans should definitely be all over this one.