Today EA Sports announced that the mobile version of their popular UFC fighting game franchise would be available to download for free from both the App Store and Google Play Store. The game was developed in conjunction with EA Canada, the developers of the console version of the game, and features highly-detailed HD graphics. Players will also find that the mobile edition of UFC does not feature the usual time restriction model used in many mobile games, and thus will let them fight it out with over 70 of the greats of the sport as often as they wish, as they climb their way to the top of the UFC ranking. In addition, there will also be live events that allow mobile UFC players to fight alongside the roster’s real-life counterparts as matches are taking place. The game’s in-game currency, gold, can be acquired by playing or via in-app purchase (ranging from $1.99 to $99.99) to acquire new characters, opponents, and other goodies.
“We are really excited about the early fan feedback and support we’ve received, and now even more people around the world can experience the best in class visuals and immersive gameplay that set a new bar for mobile and tablet fighting games,” said Dean Richards, GM, EA SPORTS. “Combined with intuitive touch controls, this is the ultimate vehicle to transport players of all skill levels into the heart of the action, bringing all the emotion and intensity of a fight to life wherever they are.”
Launched two months ago in Canada, Russia, Korea and Singapore, according to a press release from EA, UFC has already reached an impressive user base that play the game roughly 36 minutes every day and over two 2 million downloads.