It has been over two years since we stepped into the digital octagon, but come 14 August, aspiring fighters can get into it once again with EA‘s UFC 4. On the cover will be the duo of UFC middleweight champion Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya and UFC welterweight contender Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal.
UFC 4 will place the focus on the player and their created fighter like never before. Featuring an all-new unified progression system, overhauled takedown and ground mechanics, more fluid clinch-to-strike combinations, and the chance to experience the origins of combat sports in all-new environment, EA is aiming to be on top once again.
Going from an unknown amateur to a UFC superstar, everything you do will help you towards that goal. New to UFC 4, players can also experience four all-new environments, including The Kumite, The Backyard, UFC Apex and Action Avenue, or challenge the world in new Blitz Battles or Online World Championships.
Career mode has also undergone a refresh, giving you more control over your fighter’s backstory and evolution. Every punch thrown, or every takedown executed builds fighters up in that specific discipline. Relationship Building brings the impact of partnerships and rivalries into UFC 4, learning from both friend and foe to gain experience and learn vital skills. Players can pick their path, which allows them to choose the fights, weight class and rivalries they want, ensuring no two careers are alike.
Performance details like weight class and one of five MMA disciplines, including Wrestling, Jiu-Jitsu, Boxing and more, define how players fight, while over 1,600 new pieces of earnable gear, over 120 emotes and more allow players to put their personality on display while doing it.
UFC 4 will launch this 14 August on the PS4 and Xbox One.
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