EA Sports has officially revealed that Bruce Lee will be the bonus fighter that fans receive when they pre-order EA Sports UFC on PlayStation 4 or Xbox One. This confirmation comes after it was leaked by a NeoGAF user that he was going to be the bonus.
“I am so excited about this opportunity to bring my father back to videogames!” said Shannon Lee, Bruce Lee’s daughter, CEO of Bruce Lee, LLC and Chairperson of the Bruce Lee Foundation, via press release. “I’m thrilled that fans can now interact with him in a new way. The EA SPORTS UFC development team has been incredible to work with, and they’ve done a great job capturing the look and feel of my father. I think people will love getting a chance to fulfill a fight fantasy by playing Bruce Lee in the new UFC game.”
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UFC president Dana White added: “There’s no debate, Bruce Lee is the father of mixed martial arts.” He believed not one style of fighting was the best and that you had to have a little piece of everything to be a complete fighter. He was proven right when the first UFC event took place in 1993.”
EA Sports UFC launches on June 17 for PS4 and Xbox One.
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