EA Sports announces UFC 3, Conor McGregor revealed as cover-athlete

With a revolutionary new “Real Player Motion” animation technology and an official release date and cover-athlete decided upon, EA Sports has finally revealed UFC 3.

Scheduled to launch on February 2nd, 2018 for the PS4 and Xbox One, EA Sports is definitely excited to show off their new animation tech, which they’ve dubbed “Real Player Motion” or RPM. Check out some of that very convincing engine in action in the trailer embedded below.

Additionally, there will be a new and improved G.O.A.T. Career Mode, a plethora of multiplayer options based on the Knockout Mode, and more new features and whatnot that I’m sure we’ll hear about in the near future. The UFC’s lightweight champion Conor McGregor is representing the game as the official cover-athlete this year, worldwide.

Read on for the trailer and screens released so far, along with the press release itself and details for the Champions Edition pre-order bonus.

EA SPORTS UFC 3 | Official Reveal Trailer:

UFC 3 screens:

Today Electronic Arts Inc. officially revealed EA SPORTS UFC 3 featuring UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, the only UFC athlete to hold UFC titles in two weight classes simultaneously, as the game?s official global cover athlete. EA SPORTS UFC 3 introduces a new generation of fighting for fight fans powered by Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech, a revolutionary new gameplay animation technology that delivers the most fluid and responsive motion in EA SPORTS UFC history. A new G.O.A.T. Career Mode now means that players? choices outside UFC?s world-famous Octagon matter just as much as their performance inside it. This new mode allows you to strategically promote upcoming fights, create heated rivalries and more on the road to becoming the Greatest of All Time. EA SPORTS UFC 3 will be available worldwide on February 2, 2018 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4

?Two belts, two covers ? EA SPORTS got it right again,? UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor said. ?It?s an honor to be on the cover and I can?t wait to play the game.?

Real Player Motion (RPM) Tech is a revolutionary new EA SPORTS animation technology that sets a new bar for motion and responsiveness in the best-looking – and now the best-feeling ? EA SPORTS UFC game ever. With over 5,000 new animations captured and rebuilt from the ground up, players can now move, strike, and create seamless combinations in-game with the world?s best mixed martial arts athletes. Every punch, kick, block, and counter has been recaptured and rebuilt on cutting-edge animation tech to look and feel life-like and responsive, delivering the most strategic, competitive fighting experience in franchise history.

?UFC 3 and RPM Tech mark a new generation of gameplay in EA SPORTS games,? said EA SPORTS UFC 3 Creative Director, Brian Hayes. ?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.?

EA SPORTS UFC 3 also introduces the new G.O.A.T. Career Mode where ? for the first time ? the choices made throughout your career impact your path to greatness. Outside of fights, players will make promotional choices to build hype, gain fans, earn more cash through big contracts and capture the world’s attention. A new in-game social media system allows players to create heated rivalries with other UFC athletes, providing the freedom to take on any type of persona, between cool-headed contender or infamous trash-talker.

Building on the fan-favorite Knockout Mode introduced in EA SPORTS UFC 2, EA SPORTS UFC 3 delivers a new suite of multiplayer modes designed for fast, fun fights that are perfect for letting fists fly when playing against friends. Those looking for a quick social experience can jump into Stand & Bang mode, Submission Showdown mode, or opt to customize their match with unlimited stamina or extra strike damage in Fight Now Custom. The all-new Tournament Mode offers ultimate bragging rights as players attempt to take on as many opponents as possible in bracket-style elimination rounds with continuous damage and fatigue.

EA SPORTS UFC 3 will be available worldwide on February 2 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Pre-order the Champions Edition now and receive up to three days early access to the full game, the choice of one current or former UFC champion in Ultimate Team and 20 Premium Packs in Ultimate Team*. Choose between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva, former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson or UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. For full pre-order details and to learn more about EA SPORTS UFC 3 visit https://www.ea.com/games/ufc/ufc-3.

EA Access members receive a 10 percent discount when they purchase a digital version of EA SPORTS UFC 3 on Xbox Live.**

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