Fans of mixed martial arts and general face-smackery rejoice; EA has announced that EA Sports UFC 2 will arrive on PS4 on March 17.
Additionally, EA have also confirmed that if you pre-order the game you will gain access three bonus fighters – MMA pioneer Bas Rutten, PRIDE legend Kazushi Sakuraba and a mystery combatant who is yet to be announced.
"Whether fans want to play upcoming cards, recreate the outcome of recent fights, or go back to fight with MMA legends, we’ll help them do that in the most authentic and exciting way ever in an MMA simulation," said Brian Hayes, creative director of EA Sports UFC 2. "Our first two pre-order fighters, Bas Rutten and Kazushi Sakuraba are perfect additions to what is already the biggest roster ever for an official UFC game. Adding them is huge, and fans are going to go nuts when we reveal who the mystery fighter is. I can’t wait."
The reveal of the release date comes hot on the heels of the cover announcement, showcasing former women’s champ Ronda Rousey and outspoken Irish banger Conor McGregor.
To commemorate today’s release date reveal, EA has released a brand new, bone-crunching trailer for the game that showcases the improved striking and grappling dynamic in addition to a notable uptick in the visuals department.
You can catch it below.