Published on February 3rd, 2011 | by Ken Yarbrough, Editor
Get ready to break some faces–er…Facebook?
THQ Announces Launch of UFC(R) Undisputed(TM) Fight Nation(TM) Interactive Facebook Game
Distinguished Sports Videogame Franchise Expands Product Portfolio into Social Networking Space with Release of Engaging and Competitive Interactive Experience
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Feb 03, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) — THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) and Zuffa, LLC today announced the latest edition to the prominent UFC(R) Undisputed(TM)sports videogame franchise with the launch of UFC UndisputedFight NationTM, the first official Facebook game based on the world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) organization, the Ultimate Fighting Championship(R). The interactive experience, developed by Embassy Interactive and available on Facebook at apps.facebook.com/ufcfightnation, allows players to take control of their virtual UFC careers in a fun and engaging environment by training moves, competing against others and sharing their results on Facebook, as well as enabling them to successfully manage their progress for the opportunity to compete against many of the UFC’s most renowned fighters.
“We are excited about the tremendous opportunities available in the social networking space to deliver key franchises to our core audiences in unique and compelling ways,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “UFC Undisputed Fight Nation delivers a great combination of gameplay, competitive spirit and replay value, making it the perfect fit for millions around the world to enjoy on Facebook.”
“We are really excited to offer the UFC UndisputedFight Nation game on Facebook,” UFC President Dana White said. “We understand the power of Facebook and this is a great way for fans to connect to the UFC.”
About UFC Undisputed Fight Nation
In UFC Undisputed Fight Nation, players train with guidance from UFC President Dana White to master moves from multiple mixed martial arts disciplines, compete against friends and other Fight Nation members inside the virtual Octagon(TM) and share their results on Facebook as they progress from student to professional in their virtual careers. Players are given access to a number of mixed martial arts camps to build their arsenal of moves, including wrestling, kickboxing, Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as the ability to decide which moves are taken into each fight.
Through successful management of fight experience and training, players will “level up” their fighters to reach new career milestones, unlocking access to items such as new training camps and more skill points to build fighting and training needs, including energy, health and stamina. Players will also earn Cred for their achievements, enabling them to acquire items from the in-game store to train specific moves, access new camps, replenish health and increase stamina. A UFC Points system is available for those who wish to progress their careers faster and purchase the items through monetary transaction, while a Gifting option lets players show respect to their friends by sending them complimentary boosts of energy, stamina or health to aid their progress.
As part of the UFC Undisputed Fight Nation experience, the accomplished player will earn opportunities compete against and learn moves through Pro Fights from a number of today’s most prominent UFC fighters, including current champions Cain Velasquez, Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre and Frankie Edgar. As well, players will have access to a live Twitter feed, keeping them up to date on the latest UFC news and events.
For more information on UFC Undisputed Fight Nation, please visit community.ufcundisputed.com, facebook.com/UFCUndisputed and twitter.com/UFC_Undisputed.