In celebration of UFC® 97, held last weekend in Montreal, Quebec, the playable demo will allow consumers to sample an exhibition bout with former UFC® Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell and Mauricio "Shogun" Rua.
Press Release: UFC® 2009 UNDISPUTEDTM PLAYABLE DEMO NOW AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD VIA XBOX LIVE® MARKETPLACE AND PLAYSTATION®NETWORK
Ultimate Fighting Championship® Videogame Allows Consumers to Enter the Virtual OctagonTM with Game Sample Prior to Worldwide Debut in May
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - April 23, 2009 - THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Zuffa, LLC today announced the UFC® 2009 Undisputed? playable demo is now available for free download via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as PlayStation®Network for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
The demo will also include a portion of the game's Tutorial Mode, which further educates players about UFC 2009 Undisputed's unique gameplay controls, as well as the sport of mixed martial arts. UFC 2009 Undisputed is scheduled for release on May 19, 2009 for Xbox 360 and PLAYSTATION 3 system.
"The playable demo for UFC 2009 Undisputed will allow consumers to have their first taste of virtual Octagon? action prior to our highly anticipated launch on May 19," said Scott Guthrie, executive vice president, publishing, THQ. "We look forward to seeing how fans embrace this powerful mixed martial arts gameplay experience."
"Fans around the world have been clamoring for a great UFC videogame for quite some time," said Dana White, president, UFC. "We are pleased to offer a free sample of UFC 2009 Undisputed featuring two great athletes and competitors, Chuck Liddell and 'Shogun' Rua, prior to launch."
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