EA Sports UFC, EA’s first mixed martial arts sim since it acquired the UFC license, was a pretty good start. However, it wasn’t perfect and its career mode was a particularly lacking area. In addition to feeling repetitive, its training sessions were seen as a grind and it was also criticised for its lack of female fighters.
With EA Sports UFC 2, EA is promising a serious overhaul to the entire game. Along with new game mode UFC Ultimate Team, better fighter customisation, updated knockout physics and improved submission mechanics, the EA Sports UFC 2 career mode will also see some substantial improvements, improvements which have now been detailed in a new game play trailer.
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EA Sports UFC 2 Career Mode Improvements
Arguably the biggest changes to EA Sports UFC 2 career mode is that players can now go through the game mode as a female fighter. Players now have the option to create their very own female fighter, or, they can choose a real-life UFC competitor from either the women’s bantamweight or strawweight divisions.
Once players have chosen who they’ll be going on the ‘quest for the belt’ as, it’s time for them to impress the Ultimate Fighter coaches and to try and win the Ultimate Fighter trophy. From then on, players will be able to choose which fights they take on, including short notice offers that have less preparation but the potential for greater rewards. This should hopefully make the EA Sports UFC 2 career mode feel like a much freer experience to that of it predecessor.
Before you head into the ring, though, there’s the “all new” training camp system. This camp allows players to focus on their strengths (or weaknesses), improving the necessary stats depending on each opponent. “Training too hard can lead to wear and tear on your fighter”, explains the trailer, including injuries that players will have to take into their next fight.
Also detailed in the EA Sports UFC 2 career mode trailer are objectives (which can result in more fans for your fighter) and online championships which now update after each fight. Additionally, the title chase will provide you with a greater challenge as you try and take the belt off of an existing online champion.
EA Sports UFC 2 will be released March 15 (North America), March 17 (worldwide) on PS4 and Xbox One.