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UFC: Undisputed 2010 to be unveiled at Spike TV VGA’s

The highly anticipated sequel to UFC Undisputed 2009 will be unveiled at Spike TV Video Game Awards according to Geoff Keighley host of GameTrailers TV.  Keighley posted the news to his personal twitter account.

‘UFC Undisputed 2010’ will be the sophomore effort from THQ.

With Electronic Arts concentrating their efforts behind the debut of “EA Sports MMA” many are looking forward to see what ( if any) improvements have been made in the 2010 version of the UFC branded game.

For fans looking for a sneek peek, the Spike TV Video Game Awards will be broadcast Saturday: December 12 at 8p.m. ET.

24 COMMENTS
  • Dufresne says:

    I wanted to get the 2009 version, but I never managed to get my hands on it. Hopefully this will be one of the games that gets better with each new version.

    I wonder how much they’ve changed fighter characteristics since the last one.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    Dufresne rent it at least man
    dont care how many people hate on it still think the game is bad ass for the 1st version as of a know. cant wait for 2010

  • Nick Havok says:

    Dang, maybe it’s just me…but I was bored with Undisputed 2009 after the first weekend I had it.

    I ended up taking it back that following Monday…never to play it again.

    I’d prefer to save my money for EA’s MMA game. The graphics and gameplay look to be better…and I like the cast of fighters better too.

    It has Fedor. Nuff said.

  • fetussandwich says:

    This was definitely a rent game, not a buy one. I think for being the first of its kind, it was well done, but I say this having nothing to compare it to, which is exactly why it did well. Nick puts it best with saying he was bored, because that’s what happens. Train a fighter through repetitious camps, get the same canned e-mails over and over again from Dana, then you’re forced to retire. Plus, the animations and mechanics for stand up looked so awkward and clunky at times.

    And I’m right there with you Nick on EA’s MMA, because at the end of the day, look at Madden and all of EA’s other sports titles and the growth and evolution of their games year after year. Already the graphics alone from the previews they’ve released are unrivaled by anything THQ could ever create. Definitely the stock you want to put your money into, that’s for sure.

  • moosebaby02 says:

    Nick we all know you hate the UFC so i will have to assume you comments a biased.
    fetuss of course the 1st version will be the way it is cause its the 1st version. just like how madden 1 was just as crappy compared to now. if you put the best version out on the first try then what are you going to sell next year.
    i will have to agree tha EA dose kick ass and i pretty much have all their games except for Tiger Wood 2010 cause i have to wait until christmans

  • Makington says:

    I had to kind of take the game with a grain of salt, because they definitely went all out for it, and it was basically the first of its kind, it still had a lot of glaring issues after about one week. I thought the game was awesome as hell when I got it, but it got too old, too fast. The game looked terrific, but they need to refine the actual fighting aspect of it a whole lot. I couldn’t get over how bad the striking ended up being. There were basically no combos, other than hook, hook, hook. Once you landed the first one, you could always land all 3 and they couldn’t stop them. I’m interested in seeing EA’s MMA since they have been putting out the Fight Night games for a while, and that game has sick striking.

    I’m not a huge gamer, so I don’t know if there’s a whole lot they can do in a year, but I will consider getting it if they improve it a lot.

    Regardless, I still look at the scars in the middle of my hand with appreciation, not disdain.

  • Nick Havok says:

    moosebaby02: Nick we all know you hate the UFC

    This is the biggest misconception on the internet…I don’t hate the UFC.

    I watched the Ultimate Finale this weekend just like everyone else did…and thoroughly enjoyed the hell out of it.

    What?

  • roshambo says:

    While I look forward to the 2010 version of UFC and hopefully it’s improvements, I have to say the trailers I have seen for the EA game do look pretty amazing. While the EA game wont have my favorite fighters, in the end I am playing it for the game itself. If it is better than the UFC game, so be it. I think I will have to rent the two and see which is the one to own. UFC 2009 was a great debut for an MMA game and was a lot of fun but it got old fast when you would beat someone on-line only to have them kill their connection so you wouldnt get the win. It also sucked that you could really only use a handfull of fighters on-line as if you took anyone other than the top 3 you would lose most of the time as people only chose the best players.

  • Nick Havok says:

    roshambo: it got old fast when you would beat someone on-line only to have them kill their connection so you wouldnt get the win.

    That sucks!

    Who were you playing against? Dana White?

  • Rich S. says:

    09 did have some problems, but it’s easily the best MMA game you could possibly play right now..

    They better have some great ideas for 2010, because I read a review of a stage demo for EA MMA the other day and the writer said it looks exactly how a real fight would look..

    Honestly, I’m stoked for both of these..

  • PsYc0tIkDrEaM says:

    I thought it was an awesome Birthday present for me *Came out 2 days before my Birthday i think*. Created myself as a lightweight. Dominated people online. But then after getting so much achievements i pretty much stopped playing it. Hell i don’t have much friends who have the game or even play it these days. And when i do play it with people i’d rather play it offline due to lagging issues online.

    But what also made me bored of the game was that the grappling was okay but they needed to add more to it. Like chaining submissions (ex: going from armbar to triangle to armbar etc). And the fact that Rubberguard isn’t really much except for putting your leg above your opponent’s head to try and sweep or triangle choke. Rubber guard is much more then that. They should also add in more leg locks. And more Judo. And better scrambles.

    Hope 2010 makes a big improvement.

  • Nick Havok says:

    I created myself as well.

    …and when I got bored with that character, I made another one named Bart Farticus.

    He was the stupidist character I could possibly design. He is a heavyweight who has the fattest body style, most body hair as possible, littlest trunks and the dumbest face I could give him (the pig nose one)…heck, I even gave him the Hitler mustache just to top it off.

    I had to do something to entertain myself with that game.

  • fetussandwich says:

    Rich S.: 09 did have some problems, but it’s easily the best MMA game you could possibly play right now..

    Because it’s the only MMA game.

    EA MMA is going to be the future and Undisputed 2010 is just going to fade like it’s another one of THQ’s Smackdown vs Raw WWE games.

  • nuehring319 says:

    The ufc undisputed 2009 game was really good. With being said thq and the ufc have an opening to make the 2010 installment a GREAT game. There’s many new things they could add to the 09 version to make it better by 10 fold. And there’s a lot of things they could tweak just a bit to make better.

    1.) I stopped play ufc 2009 online because after I got a knock out in a ranked match my opponent unplugged his 360 or something and the fight was counted as a win for me. This made very angry. Fix this and less people would be discouraged from playing online.

    2.) The customization of your character in carrer mode is very limited. You can only chose 1 of 3 striking styles and 1 of 3 grappling styles. Look at Diego Sanchez, the guy is a monster when it comes to wrestling but once he gets the fight to the ground he can pound you out, he can slam you (wrestling), or he can submit you (BJJ). Maybe they could make it so in your carrer you can hone your skills in all fighting styles so your character can be considered a true MIXED MARTIAL ARTIST.

    3.) How about some way to make custom tattoos and trunks. If any of you have seen videos from the All Point Bulletin game then you’d know what I’m talking about. If you haven’t seen any of those videos check them out on youtube.com. I want to be able to make my own custom tattoos and line my character from head to toe in them. I also want some custom mma gloves and some custom trunks.

    4.) I know when i watch a ufc paper view one of the aspects that gets me in to the mood to fight is the music a fighter comes out to, how much energy they have in their entrance, the emotions on their faces. So let’s make it so you can make your own custom entrance. Make it so you choose the music, the way you walk, your facial expressions, the lighting in the arena…EVERYTHING.

    5.) I love the ground game don’t get me wrong but when you’re playing against someone where all they do is take it to the ground it get frustrating. Make so the ground game isn’t so easy to be good at. It seems like if you’re in a deffensive spot on the ground you pretty much screwed. Submission transitions would be nice. Did anyone see Big Baby Marcus Jones on TUF10 transition from a triangle to an arm bar. SWEET. I WANNA DO THAT!!!!!

    6.) Let’s actually make it so to get into the ufc you HAVE to go through the Ultimate Fighter house. One of the reasons the UFC has gotten so big is through TUF. A lot of the big name fighters came out of that house. Give the video gamer that oppertunity. Make so if you when you’re in for sure, but if you lose depending on how entertaining your fight was you may still get a chance in the ufc.

    7.) The replays and the physics of the game have to be tweaked a little bit. When playing I’ve knocked countless people out by not connecting with my fist but instead my bicep. Yet when it goes to the replay it shows me hitting my opponent right square on the chin.

    Now keep in mind I started all this off by saying the 2009 game was a really good game and it was don’t get me wrong, but if thq and the rest of the developers of the 2010 game actually listen to what we, the fans, have to say about the 2010 game it WILL be a GREAT, RECORDING SETTING game.

    Thanks for your time and I hope someone considers some of these suggestions.

  • While I agree that EA has a better track record of better games and Undisputed had some glaring holes in it I still to this day have fun playing it. and BTW Nick and Fetussandwich, you can sit there and talk about how much better the Strikeforce game will be, but Undisputed 2010 WILL outsell it, period. Its called marketing and strikeforce has thus far showed they are hit or miss with it. If they dont have Fedor on the card, their shows dont get watched by a whole lot of viewers. The quality of their fights are never in question but their camera work and announcers need help. and ALL their divisions are paper thin.

  • takimeathead says:

    Hmmm…

    @supderdavenorcal: You might eb correct initially. But, right now, EA’s business model is banking off of DLC’s. Many of EA’s current titles will heavily support this. If you check UFC’s DLC content, it currently only supports the d/l’ing of Ryan Bader and Efrain Escudero.

    I know from intimate sources (let the Rumor Mill start here) that not only will EA MMA support DLC content heavily as part of it’s main design. Their track record of releasing titles w/ heavy DLC support is pretty much proven. With that said, EA’s really banking on their micro-transactions as being it’s main system of delivering monetizing new titles (i.e., release a huge AAA title and support its longevity with a hefty amount of DLC). Heck, in the latest EA Tow Hall, John Riccetello even mentioned that EA MMA will be amongst the new 2010 titles that support hefty DLC content.

    Will UFC’s 2010 design heavy DLC support? Time will tell.

  • takimeathead says:

    Sorry for the horrible grammar, BTW. :)

  • fetussandwich says:

    superdavenorcal: While I agree that EA has a better track record of better games and Undisputed had some glaring holes in it I still to this day have fun playing it. and BTW Nick and Fetussandwich, you can sit there and talk about how much better the Strikeforce game will be, but Undisputed 2010 WILL outsell it, period. Its called marketing and strikeforce has thus far showed they are hit or miss with it. If they dont have Fedor on the card, their shows dont get watched by a whole lot of viewers. The quality of their fights are never in question but their camera work and announcers need help. and ALL their divisions are paper thin.

    False. EA has the video game industry in a vice grip and their sports games are second to none. You’re assuming that just because the UFC has a larger viewership than Strikeforce, that this somehow translates into the same difference with their video games. There is no amount of money the UFC could spend on marketing this game that EA couldn’t counteract or far surpass. While yes, the UFC is the largest MMA organization on the planet, EA far surpasses their global presence in every way, shape, or form as a company. I guarantee to you that there are more loyal EA fans that will check EA Sport’s MMA out compared to whatever following the UFC brings to 2010.

    Strikeforce’s cameras and announcing and roster have all the time in the world to improve. Just because they’ve stumbled on a few things doesn’t mean they won’t be able to pick up speed. And you mean to tell me you’re happy every time Mike Goldberg opens his mouth? You mean to tell me it excites you to see the same gladiator cinematic and pre-fight graphics and listen to the same shit music every PPV? Strikeforce has nothing but time for growth and change. If you ask me, the UFC is guilty of having not changed at all.

    The UFC fanship and the sales of a video game don’t go hand in hand. There will be casual gamers that play EA Sport’s MMA and have never watched a MMA match in their lives simply because the coveted EA logo is on it. And like taimeathead said, the DLC content that EA is synonymous with will keep this game fresh and continue to strive to give the fans more of a good thing, unlike THQ sitting around offering you nothing for the $60 you paid until the game eventually goes stale and becomes an afterthought.

  • Vogairian says:

    fetussandwich:
    Because it’s the only MMA game.EA MMA is going to be the future and Undisputed 2010 is just going to fade like it’s another one of THQ’s Smackdown vs Raw WWE games.

    To be fair, it also got great reviews from quite a few sources. I do think the game has a lot to improve on, but there’s a very solid foundation set up for 2010.

  • You make some very valid points Fetussandwich. DLC would be something I’d like to see more of.
    And no Im not always happy with Goldberg or Rogans dialouge but Im NEVER happy with Frank Shamrock and….sorry I just got off a graveyard and I dont remember who calls fights with him.

    Most casual gamers I know wont just spend their fifty dollars for a game they dont know much about. NOR care about who’s on it. The backyard wrestling games were much more fun than Raw vs. Smackdown but how did they sell? Not very well because people would rather play as The Undertaker or Shawn Michaels than they would New Jack or The Insane Clown Posse.
    With the CBS deal That all could change.
    But in the end let’s face it. EA can promote the Hell out of this game, but it will only appeal to those who like Fighting Games..You cant make a fighting game look like something as Intricate as Assasins Creed Fable or Fallout. its a fighting game so fans of FIGHTING and Games involving it will be the ones to buy it. UFC also has a game out already that had weaknesses but the good far outweighed the bad according to most of my friends who have it or play it at my house. But most dont seem to want to buy it, but they’d love to rent or borrow it. Strikeforce has some growing to do before this game is ultramarketable in my eyes.
    That being said I’d love to smash someone as The last Emperor.

  • Jak says:

    fetussandwich: False. EA has the video game industry in a vice gri

    I hate to rain on your parade but being from Vancouver and knowing a lot of the programmers at the Burnaby location, EA has lost a sh*t load of money recently, 300+ million in the last quarter and has significantly scaled back their employees in the Montreal, California and Vancouver locations.

    While they will put big money into their marquee games, that have had continued success. i would have to assume that they’ll be cautious when putting all their eggs into a first time MMA game. Not to say they won’t, but i highly doubt they’re going to invest in it like they would FIFA,NHL, MADDEN, etc…

  • fetussandwich says:

    Jak:
    EA has lost a sh*t load of money recently, 300+ million in the last quarter and has significantly scaled back their employees in the Montreal, California and Vancouver locations.

    Yah, I read this a while ago; it’s just a sign of the times really. If EA is losing this much, how much do you imagine THQ is losing right now as we speak? Their losses for the year hit $431 million back in May. EA can shake losses like this; THQ can not. They barely have to invest anything into Madden because the same people come back year after year. They’ve made themselves a commodity and don’t have to exert themselves to the lengths other companies would to get their product out on the market.

    But I hear yah superdave. I never said I didn’t like the game; I played it for hours on end. For the first really of it’s kind, it’s breakthrough in so many ways. I just feel that there were a lot of set backs that kind of got swept under a rug just because it was alone in its kind. I feel like the character models they’ve shown of Rogers and Fedor alone already look more stunningly accurate compared to some of the fighters in Undisputed. But like with Strikeforce, Undisputed has nothing but time to grow.

    And really–at the end of the day, is there anything wrong in having two different MMA games? Options are a good thing.

  • fraz says:

    takimeathead: Hmmm…@supderdavenorcal: You might eb correct initially. But, right now, EA’s business model is banking off of DLC’s. Many of EA’s current titles will heavily support this. If you check UFC’s DLC content, it currently only supports the d/l’ing of Ryan Bader and Efrain Escudero.I know from intimate sources (let the Rumor Mill start here) that not only will EA MMA support DLC content heavily as part of it’s main design. Their track record of releasing titles w/ heavy DLC support is pretty much proven. With that said, EA’s really banking on their micro-transactions as being it’s main system of delivering monetizing new titles (i.e., release a huge AAA title and support its longevity with a hefty amount of DLC). Heck, in the latest EA Tow Hall, John Riccetello even mentioned that EA MMA will be amongst the new 2010 titles that support hefty DLC content.Will UFC’s 2010 design heavy DLC support? Time will tell.

    If you say DLC a couple of more times, both companies will add it to their games just to shut you up.

  • Dufresne says:

    Lol, fraz, thank you for that.

    takimeathead: DLC content

    Isn’t this like saying “ATM machine” ?

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