I am a massive fan of MMA and cagefighting in general and with THQs UFC 2009 title on the horizon, anybody else who’s a fan of this adrenaline fuelled sport will be over the moon with how this game is looking.
Past UFC games haven’t been a particular success due to the mechanics of the fighting.
For those not in the know, MMA stands for Mixed Martial Arts. Fighters enter the octagon and are locked in to fight it out, There are many different fighting styles on display. These include Jiu Jitsu, Muay Thai, Wrestling and Dirty Boxing.
This is where other games have failed, by not managing to gel all of these components together in order to play a well balanced match. Having been a fan for many years now, I’ve played all iterations I could get my hands on and I still revisit the Dreamcast game often.
Keep an eye out for our review of UFC 2009 as soon as we get our hands on it, but while you’re waiting for that, you can take a gander at some screenshots sent to us by THQ.