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This Is What Bruce Lee Looks Like in EA Sports UFC

Posted by Sammy Barker

He's in the game

Hot on the heels of last night’s leak, EA Sports has entered the dragon with a brand new trailer teasing the inclusion of Bruce Lee in its upcoming mixed martial arts simulation. As previously hinted, if you pre-order the upcoming EA Sports UFC for the PlayStation 4, you’ll be able to play as the kung-fu king – and it sounds like developer EA Canada has put a lot of work into the character.

“We were quickly connected to Bruce Lee Enterprises who provided us with not only an impressive catalogue of digital references spanning Bruce’s acting career, but many behind-the-scenes and candid shots that helped us to identify the specific era that we wanted to capture, as well as the iconic elements of his face and body,” explained art director Ian Lloyd.

But why include the famous fighter in the release at all? “I feel like this is the most ridiculous question,” explained creative director Brian Hayes. “You have the premier organisation in the fastest growing sport in the world, the UFC; and the most iconic martial artist in the history of the world, Bruce Lee. I can’t conceive a universe where bringing these two things together doesn’t make sense.”

The game’s due out on 17th June, and you’ll simply need to pre-order from a participating retailer in order to unlock access to the Fist of Fury star. Check out the video below for a quick glimpse at the legend’s in-game model. Are you willing to follow the way of the dragon? Scream at the top of your lungs in the comments section below.

[via easports.com, eurogamer.net, youtube.com]

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User Comments (7)

Cowboysfan-22

#1

Cowboysfan-22 said:

I've never really gotten into fighting games but I'll probably get this just because of how good it looks. And I want to play as Bruce Lee... He looked awesome

rjejr

#3

rjejr said:

Lee looked ok in the video, but that still looks like a 2D photoshopped face onto a 3D model head. And that elephant trunk in his pants, did they ask Bruce Lee Enterprises if he was circumcised? (OK, I know it's based on some Ken doll model of physics, bu I also know what it looks like.)

I'ld rather have a "Game of Death" game. Though I did just finish the Muscle Tower episodes of Dragonball. Does this even have nunchucks in it?

BlueProxy

#5

BlueProxy said:

Ugh...! As much as I know it's a not-so-sneaky marketing trick, I may have to pre-order just to get Bruce Lee. One of my favs growing up. I hate contributing to the pre-order non-sense... but, it's Lee man... Lee! They had better have acturate fighting skill set for his character and not just a skin.

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