More Additions to EA MMA Roster

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Posted December 15th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

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There has already been an awful lot of promotion for a game that may still be nine months away from release. Earlier today a handful of fighters were revealed to add to the EA Sports MMA roster. The announcements were made to coincide with the upcoming Strikeforce event on Saturday which features all of them in action.

Cung Le, Josh Thomson, Robbie Lawler, Scott Smith, Matt Lindland, Gilbert Melendez, and Ronaldo Souza were all confirmed today.

EA appears to be making a concerted effort to fill out the game with a roster as deep as possible (many more still to be announced) as well as taking advantage of different promotions, settings, and rules that UFC can not. Still these names are unlikely to be recognizable to all but the hardcore MMA fans so how much does an expanding roster affect your interest in the game?

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  • http://intensedebate.com/people/DrLogic DrLogic

    not at all…

  • http://intensedebate.com/people/DrLogic DrLogic

    not at all…

  • Ollie

    Never heard of these guys therefore doesnt mean anything to me. Just give us good create-a-fighter and let us use them online.

  • Ollie

    Never heard of these guys therefore doesnt mean anything to me. Just give us good create-a-fighter and let us use them online.

  • james

    I honestly dont see how EA thinks that in any form, how they could compete with the UFC. I would see more reasoning if they could use the UFC fighters, but there using 2nd or 3rd tier fighters. THQ made a pretty sold UFC game and EA would have to make one hell of a fighting game to even come close with THQ, seeing the fighters they are using.

  • james

    I honestly dont see how EA thinks that in any form, how they could compete with the UFC. I would see more reasoning if they could use the UFC fighters, but there using 2nd or 3rd tier fighters. THQ made a pretty sold UFC game and EA would have to make one hell of a fighting game to even come close with THQ, seeing the fighters they are using.

  • NELL86

    The might as well include Zangief, Juggernaut, and the Hulk, with all these no names. I wont be buying this at all.

  • NELL86

    The might as well include Zangief, Juggernaut, and the Hulk, with all these no names. I wont be buying this at all.

  • AD13

    Having Fedor and Couture will help a little in terms of mainstream appeal…EA now needs to focus on securing Dan Henderson who recently signed with Strikeforce – he is a big name that many fight fans will recognize. But like Ollie said, this game needs to concentrate HEAVILY on gameplay as well as giving gamers more extensive create-a-fighter and career modes (areas that UFC executed very poorly) in order to gain more appeal. Only time will tell…the UFC 2010 trailer was pretty disappointing in terms of demonstrating a progression in gameplay.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Jerkfacefave Jerkfacefave

      Herderson signed his likeness rights away to the UFC. He wont be in the EA MMA game.

  • AD13

    Having Fedor and Couture will help a little in terms of mainstream appeal…EA now needs to focus on securing Dan Henderson who recently signed with Strikeforce – he is a big name that many fight fans will recognize. But like Ollie said, this game needs to concentrate HEAVILY on gameplay as well as giving gamers more extensive create-a-fighter and career modes (areas that UFC executed very poorly) in order to gain more appeal. Only time will tell…the UFC 2010 trailer was pretty disappointing in terms of demonstrating a progression in gameplay.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Jerkfacefave Jerkfacefave

      Herderson signed his likeness rights away to the UFC. He wont be in the EA MMA game.

  • leglockfan

    JACARE!!!

  • leglockfan

    JACARE!!!

  • deedus

    u dont know the fighters because ur not an mma fan, nothing against you but anyone who really watches ma would be real excited to see all those other fighters in a game.

    • KX72

      if this game only appeals to people who watch non-UFC MMA then its destined for failure.

    • KX72

      if this game only appeals to people who watch non-UFC MMA then its destined for failure.

      • BigTeezy

        Agreed, even if you like it or not. UFC is the face of MMA, and all the drunk idiots wearing tapout shirts at bars won’t know who any of these guys are. I’m big into MMA and even the names on here won’t get me to buy it. Unless it gets OUTSTANDING reviews. Which is unlikely because every EA sports game is buggy as all hell.

        • BigTeezy

          Except NHL 10 an FIFA 10, they weren’t bad.

  • deedus

    u dont know the fighters because ur not an mma fan, nothing against you but anyone who really watches ma would be real excited to see all those other fighters in a game.

    • KX72

      if this game only appeals to people who watch non-UFC MMA then its destined for failure.

    • KX72

      if this game only appeals to people who watch non-UFC MMA then its destined for failure.

      • BigTeezy

        Agreed, even if you like it or not. UFC is the face of MMA, and all the drunk idiots wearing tapout shirts at bars won’t know who any of these guys are. I’m big into MMA and even the names on here won’t get me to buy it. Unless it gets OUTSTANDING reviews. Which is unlikely because every EA sports game is buggy as all hell.

        • BigTeezy

          Except NHL 10 an FIFA 10, they weren’t bad.

  • Frogg

    I can't believe no one has never heard of Cung Le… If this game is any good maybe it will intrigue my interest in the fighters rather the fighters drawing intrigue to the game.

  • Frogg

    I can't believe no one has never heard of Cung Le… If this game is any good maybe it will intrigue my interest in the fighters rather the fighters drawing intrigue to the game.

  • t. daley

    I don’t watch MMA that much but I have seen Cung Lee and Robbie Lawler in action. Cung Lee is a great fighter.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Jerkfacefave Jerkfacefave

      Nick Diaz would choke out Cung Le in a heart beat. He is NOT a great fighter, he is just a flashy striker. His ground game is crap-tastic. All of these fighters are top 20 in the world at best. 95% of the top ten fighters in each weight class are still in the UFC. This will be NCAA baseball all over again unless they produce the greatest fighting game of all time.

  • t. daley

    I don’t watch MMA that much but I have seen Cung Lee and Robbie Lawler in action. Cung Lee is a great fighter.

    • http://intensedebate.com/people/Jerkfacefave Jerkfacefave

      Nick Diaz would choke out Cung Le in a heart beat. He is NOT a great fighter, he is just a flashy striker. His ground game is crap-tastic. All of these fighters are top 20 in the world at best. 95% of the top ten fighters in each weight class are still in the UFC. This will be NCAA baseball all over again unless they produce the greatest fighting game of all time.

  • sim

    this game has disaster written all over it. Strikeforce is like Japanese baseball compared to the UFC. Expanding the roster means nothing when you have no stars to add.

  • sim

    this game has disaster written all over it. Strikeforce is like Japanese baseball compared to the UFC. Expanding the roster means nothing when you have no stars to add.

  • Knucklesamitch

    UFC is the face of MMA because they are the originator of the genre…But any true MMA fans knows there are great fighters outside of the UFC, and most of them are going to be in this game. I was a casual MMA fan before UFC Undisputed, playing the game got me to be a die hard MMA fan (not just UFC)…I only hope that pick will pick up this game at least out of curiosity, and maybe that will lead to new fans of Strikeforce and other orgs. I would like to see a viable MMA rival (UFC/Strikeforce) that could rival the old WCW/WWF wrestling wars of the 90's.

  • Knucklesamitch

    UFC is the face of MMA because they are the originator of the genre…But any true MMA fans knows there are great fighters outside of the UFC, and most of them are going to be in this game. I was a casual MMA fan before UFC Undisputed, playing the game got me to be a die hard MMA fan (not just UFC)…I only hope that pick will pick up this game at least out of curiosity, and maybe that will lead to new fans of Strikeforce and other orgs. I would like to see a viable MMA rival (UFC/Strikeforce) that could rival the old WCW/WWF wrestling wars of the 90's.

  • joe

    theres no doubt in my mind EA's mma will be a better game then ufc undisputed, i thought thq didnt do a great job with it, but it doesnt matter how good it is, it wont come close to undisputed's sales, simply because of 1 fact: the fighters in each game. i hope ufc and ea can come to some sort of agreement, because ea would make a MUCH better ufc game then what thq did

  • joe

    theres no doubt in my mind EA's mma will be a better game then ufc undisputed, i thought thq didnt do a great job with it, but it doesnt matter how good it is, it wont come close to undisputed's sales, simply because of 1 fact: the fighters in each game. i hope ufc and ea can come to some sort of agreement, because ea would make a MUCH better ufc game then what thq did

  • ken

    ea mma will be much better than undisputed 2010. ea always makes a better game. Take a look back at the tony hawk franchise and how ea's skate blew them off the face of the earth. Undisputed will probably sell more but only because there are people who only watch ufc and don't know anything about the actual mixed martial arts sport. Your idiots saying their 2nd and 3rd tier fighters. Take a few minutes to hit up youtube and look some of these fighters up before you say their nobodies.

  • ken

    ea mma will be much better than undisputed 2010. ea always makes a better game. Take a look back at the tony hawk franchise and how ea's skate blew them off the face of the earth. Undisputed will probably sell more but only because there are people who only watch ufc and don't know anything about the actual mixed martial arts sport. Your idiots saying their 2nd and 3rd tier fighters. Take a few minutes to hit up youtube and look some of these fighters up before you say their nobodies.

  • ken

    O and for the kid talking trash about Japanese baseball..maybe you should look up a thing called the world baseball classic. Its a worldwide baseball competition that Japan won.

  • ken

    O and for the kid talking trash about Japanese baseball..maybe you should look up a thing called the world baseball classic. Its a worldwide baseball competition that Japan won.

  • "Jesus" The Fighter

    Hey i dont know who's game is going to be better but i justhope that they are both good because i really like the UFC and i want undisputed but i like lots of the mma oganizations not just the UFC and i want to get EA's MMA also.

  • "Jesus" The Fighter

    Hey i dont know who's game is going to be better but i justhope that they are both good because i really like the UFC and i want undisputed but i like lots of the mma oganizations not just the UFC and i want to get EA's MMA also.

  • lil wayne

    i dont think this game will amazing

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