From Bellator FightingChampionships:
Bellator Fighting Championships GoesInteractive With Arcade Style MMA Fighting Game For Both Xbox Live Arcade AndPlayStation Network
New York, NY – March 8, 2012 – 345 Games in association with Spike TVannounced today the launch of its newest video game title based on BellatorFighting Championships, "Bellator: MMA Onslaught" for Summer 2012.The arcade style, mixed martial arts fighting game, developed by Kung FuFactory and published by 345 Games, will be available for download on both theMicrosoft Xbox Live Arcade and Sony PlayStation Network.
This marks the first-ever mixed martial arts arcade-style game available onMicrosoft Xbox Live Arcade and Sony PlayStation Network.
"It was imperative that we create a mixed martial arts game accessible toall types of players not just the hard core MMA fan," said Dan Yang,General Manager, 345 Games. "Fortunately, with ‘Bellator: MMA Onslaught,’the player doesn’t need a doctorate in gaming or MMA to enjoy the non-stopaction and excitement of the game."
"Bellator has a roster of many of the world’s most exciting fighters, andwe are thrilled to work with 345 Games to let fans experience our organizationin a whole new way," said Bjorn Rebney, Chairman & CEO, BellatorFighting Championships. "Instead of just watching Michael Chandler’sincredible takedowns or Patricky Pitbull’s devastating knockout power, fans cannow get in the cage with ‘Bellator: MMA Onslaught’ and either fight with oragainst Bellator’s finest."
In "Bellator: MMA Onslaught" gamers can customize their own fighter’slook and fighting style to battle the way they want, whether it be Muay Thai,Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Kickboxing or other styles. The game also shares tipsdirectly from Bellator fighters through exclusive video content as playerscontinue to level-up and gain experience points, allowing them to learn MMAskills in a fun and engaging way. For bragging rights, players who gain themost wins and XP will top the "Onslaught Leader Boards" online andcan have the opportunity to be recognized in upcoming Bellator fights live on-airduring broadcast episodes.
To earn the right to call themselves a "Bellator: MMA Onslaught"champion, current MMA fans, and even those new to the sport, can play the gameonline and locally against one another. Players fighting online can gohead-to-head against other competitors in random or ranked fights to determinewho rules the digital cage. The more wins a player earns through the rankedonline fights, the closer they are to gaining XP and topping the Bellator"Onslaught Leader Boards" for the chance to be immortalized inupcoming Bellator fights live on-air.
Locally, players can compete in different gameplay modes including "SuperFight" mode, where gamers can create their own fighter or pick one ofBellator’s established elite to play against a friend or CPU;"Tournament" mode, where gamers can go up against eight of thetoughest Bellator fighters in a single elimination tournament inspired byBellator’s Tournaments and "Path To Glory" mode, the career option inwhich players gain XP to level up their fighter though winning various fightsand tournaments.
345 Games collaborated with Bellator Championships to create "Bellator:MMA Onslaught," ensuring the arcade style gaming experience mirrors theorganization’s format, styles, graphics, and music. As the single-eliminationMMA championships league continues to grow, 345 Games will support and updatethe game with new moves and styles, weight classes, fighter selections andadditional content.
Bellator’s Season 6, launching LIVE on MTV 2 and simulcast on Epix in HD onFriday, March 9 at 8:00pm ET/PT, will feature five tournaments, each loadedwith world-class talent from across the globe. Spike.com will telecast theprelims beginning at 7:00pm. For more information, visit Bellator.com, followBellator on Twitter @BellatorMMA or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Bellator.