'EA Sports UFC' Gets a New Career Mode Trailer, Plus New Multiplayer Details [VIDEO]

By Alex Wolfe , Updated Apr 30, 2014 12:56 PM EDT
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Ever wanted to be a UFC fighter, but the threat of life-threatening injuries was just a little too much for you?

Well, you're not going to be able to escape that in EA Sports UFC either, apparently. EA revealed new details on the Ultimate Fighter Career Mode today, and it sounds awesome.

So first, the most interesting feature in my opinion is the longevity meter. Your fighter will have a limited amount of hard damage he can take for his career, so you have to "fight smart" and avoid any huge damage. That's a first for any sports game, and makes sense in the scope of the UFC. For so many guys, fighting like a reckless idiot has derailed their careers too early. It's not all just punching and kicking, you have to have a strategy to make sure that you won't suffer 100 concussions and be out of the league.

Another cool feature is that EA UFC will make you claw your way all the way up from the bottom, starting out as a contestant on the popular Ultimate Fighter TV show. The show is a reality series where a number of UFC hopefuls go head-to-head to earn a shot at a UFC contract. But unlike other reality shows, the show is determined purely by how talented the contestants are in the octagon.

Winning fights will get you two different types of points: evolution points, which you can use to upgrade your skills and learn different moves, and experience points, which you can put towards different abilities that allow you to form a "game plan" for any given fight, depending on the opponent.

EA also released some details on the online modes. Online Championships will let players go head-to-head against everyone else in the world, fighting your way up to the top divisions. Online Rivalries will let you and a friend track who's better between the the two of you with comprehensive head-to-head stats. And lastly, FighterNet will let you check your stats vs. other friends and strangers and watch fight highlights from some of the best fights of the day.

All in all, a lot of good info from EA regarding the game today. The game is dropping June 17, so we don't have to wait too much longer to "fight smart." Check out the video below and let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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