Although EA Sports UFC 2 should be able to draw in players with its gameplay improvements (e.g its new K.O system and UFC Ultimate Team) EA is also trying to tempt fans with big names. Ronda Rousey and Conor McGregor are this year’s high profile cover stars while Bas Rutten, Kazushi Sakuraba and (controversial) boxer Mike Tyson are also featured as ‘The Legends’.
But these aren’t the only major names that players can expect to see in the upcoming fight sim. Bruce Lee was previously available in the first EA Sports UFC title as a pre-order bonus/a reward for beating career mode and EA has announced that the famous actor and martial artist will return in EA Sports UFC 2. Find out more after the break.
EA Sports UFC 2 – Bruce Lee
In a post on the EA Sports site, EA explains that:
“With a fan base that spans the globe, we get that everybody wants to be Bruce Lee – and in EA SPORTS UFC 2, you can. With skills and philosophies that have had an invaluable impact on modern mixed martial arts, fans will be able to embody the speed, technique and pure athleticism of one of the most gifted, dangerous and charismatic martial artists in history. We are once again honored to include Bruce on our roster of in-game fighters.”
Playable in the Welterweight, Bantamweight, Featherweight, and Lightweight divisions, there are a few ways to access the famous fighter. Perhaps the easiest method is to own the original EA Sports UFC as anyone who owns the game will get ‘day one’ access to Bruce Lee when they buy EA Sports UFC 2. Pre-ordering the game will also get you day one access to the fighter, along with day one access to Mike Tyson, Bas Rutten and Kazushi Sakuraba.
Other methods include beating the EA Sports UFC 2 career mode, with EA noting that if you get inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame then you’ll unlock Lee and the rest of The Legends. And you can also become an EA Access subscriber, download EA Sports UFC and log into the online servers – EA Access is only on Xbox One though, so it’s unclear whether those who unlock Bruce Lee via this method will gain immediate access to him if they buy EA Sports UFC 2 on PS4.
EA Sports UFC 2 will be released March 15 (North America), March 17 (worldwide) on PS4 and Xbox One.