THQ's "UFC Undisputed 2010" is set to be released on May 25, but we here at Warp Pipe teamed up with the folks of Fightin' Words to give fight fans a sneak peak at the much anticipated video game.
Like its predecessor, "UFC Undisputed 2010's" basic controls are easy to pick up, but it's when you get into the grappling, takedowns, or manuvering into submissions that it gets complicated. The level of combat is really deep, and it makes it a bit difficult to pick up at first.
It's safe to say that if you really want to enjoy the true potential of this game, you'll need to actually open up the book and go through the paces of the game's tutorial. If you don't, it can easily turn into a button smashing fest, reminiscent of the old school "Wrestlamania" and "Monday Night Raw" SNES games.
The graphics for "UFC Undisputed 2010," being released for the Xbox 360, PS3, and PSP, are similar to what you saw last year, with photorealistic appearances over 100 prolific UFC fighters. The game was designed to simulate the entire UFC experience, so you'll also be able to see and hear real trainers, Octagon girls, and of course Bruce Buffer, Mike Goldberg, and Joe Rogan.
One major upgrade of "Undisputed 2010" is that players will be able to form online fight camps and leagues, similar to what you see in Spike's "Ultimate Fighter." Players can have online sparring modes with members of their camp to build up their own fighters' ability and then compete with other camps in the Virtual UFC world.
That's it for now, but as soon as we get our hands on a review copy, we'll give you our full impression. In the meantime check the video for some screenshots and interviews with Dana White, Mike Goldberg, Matt Serra, aand Brendan Schaub.