– EA Sports announced this past weekend that Strikeforce will be the dominant brand in its new MMA videogame, “EA Sports MMA,” due out next year. While the agreement is not exclusive, the game will be heavily branded with the Strikeforce influence. This will include logos on the cage mat and the voices Frank Shamrock and Mauro Ranallo. It was also announced that Brett Rogers, Jake Shields and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal will join Fedor Emelianenko and Randy Couture on the “EA Sports MMA” roster.
EA Sports has been developing the title for the two years. The game will play on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 but will not be available on Nintendo’s Wii when it’s introduced. Dale Jackson, EA Sports’ executive producer of the MMA title also stated that the authenticity of each fighter’s unique fighting style and movements differentiates the game from other MMA titles. Also, the company has spent a lot of time customizing individual fighter movements in an effort to deliver real fight play.