It's been interesting to watch the growth of Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) over the last five to six years as it's gone from being a fairly obscure sport to one of the fasted growing sports in the world. Nothing proves that like the fact that we've gone from one game based on the sport two years ago to three games with the announcement today that 505 Games is publishing MMA Supremacy
The game is being developed by Kung Fu Factory and promises to "raise the bar in the MMA space by bringing an unprecedented level of fluid combat, intuitive controls and true-to-the-sport brutality". Sounds like fun. I'm already booked to see the game next Wednesday afternoon so if you have questions let me know in the comments.
505 GAMES AND KUNG FU FACTORY STEP INTO THE CAGE AS SUPREMACY MMA MAKES ITS DEBUT AT E3 2010
AGOURA HILLS, CA – June 11, 2010 – 505 Games, a global videogame publisher, along with Kung Fu Factory, an independent videogame developer specializing in hand-to-hand fighting games, today announced that Supremacy MMA will throwdown at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) from June 15-17.
Headed to Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Supremacy MMA raises the bar in the MMA space by bringing an unprecedented level of fluid combat, intuitive controls and true-to-the-sport brutality under the guidance of the talent behind titles like the original UFC (Dreamcast), The Warriors, Mortal Kombat: Armageddon, Scarface and most recently UFC Undisputed 2009.
“We're excited to partner with 505 Games to launch the Supremacy MMA brand,” said Ricci Rukavina, creative director for Kung Fu Factory. “Kung Fu Factory's vision is to make an MMA game that is as authentic and realistic as possible that will introduce an entirely new type of experience to gamers. The team has an enormous amount of passion for the genre and has been relentlessly researching every aspect of the sport to deliver an MMA game unlike any other. When gamers play Supremacy MMA, we think it will absolutely knock them out."
“Years of honing our proprietary animation tools and technology have put us in a unique position to create a groundbreaking MMA game,” said Daryl Pitts, executive producer of Kung Fu Factory. “Our vision is to adapt real-life martial arts strategies into fun and intuitive game mechanics. We want players to easily be able to enjoy the deep level of satisfaction that comes from mastering MMA techniques.”
“The team at Kung Fu Factory have proven over the years that they alone have the expertise to bring a fighting game of this caliber to life, and we are thrilled to be collaborating with them on this project”, said Adam Kline, president of 505 Games (US).
Supremacy MMA will be shown for the first time at this year’s E3 behind closed doors. For media requests or booking information at E3 2010, please contact Casey Lynch with Reverb Communications at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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About 505 GAMES (U.S.)
Based in Los Angeles, CA, 505 Games (U.S.) is the North American division of 505 Games, a global videogame publisher. The U.S. operations launched in May, 2008 to bring quality interactive entertainment to North America on all game platforms including Microsoft Xbox 360, Sony PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, PSP, Nintendo Wii and DS, as well as PC, online, and mobile. The company's management team hails from the leaders in global entertainment including major motion picture studios, videogame publishers and leading game development studios. With the company's deep experience and proven success in interactive entertainment worldwide, 505 Games is looking to drive the industry forward with innovative game experiences that integrate next generation game play, immersive stories and integrated brands that can take the business to a new level. The company offers a broad selection of videogame titles in all genres for players of all ages.
About Kung Fu Factory
Kung Fu Factory is an independent videogame developer based in Los Angeles, CA. The Kung Fu Factory team consists of leading combat and technology experts all focused on bringing their seasoned perspective of mixed martial arts to the world. Additional information can be found at www.kungfufactory.com