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Supremacy MMA gets 'old school' this summer


Another competitor has entered the MMA game arena, ready to grapple with EA Sports MMA and THQ's UFC Undisputed franchise. And, uh, Fighters Uncaged, we suppose. 505 Games hasn't talked much about Supremacy MMA since E3, but now it's showing of the new fighter for PS3 and Xbox 360 and has announced a scheduled summer release of the game. Find a trailer after the break, full of glorious slow-motion violence.

According to 505, Supremacy MMA differentiates itself from its competition with the inclusion of lightweight champion Jens Pulver, who has the best fighter name ever. Pulver's image and backstory will feature in the game, and he is working as a "combat and story consultant," as well.

The other big difference: Supremacy MMA is "taking things back old school," as Pulver puts it. Supremacy is all about underground, unsanctioned fights between amateurs -- getting away from all the showbiz and money in professional fighting, to focus on what it's really all about: Two men beating the crap out of each other in a cage, for no reason.

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Supremacy MMA sponsors Pulver's upcoming bout at XFO 38 on January 22, 2011

Agoura Hills, CA-January 12, 2011-Global videogame publisher 505 Games and Los Angeles Videogame Developer Kung Fu Factory announced today that former UFC lightweight champion Jens Pulver will lend his hard-earned image and story to Supremacy MMA™, coming this summer to Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

"I was there during the early days of MMA and came up when things were just out of control crazy, so stories like mine are perfect for a game that's taking things back old school like Supremacy MMA," said Pulver. "The truth is there are thousands of fighters out there struggling for a shot, whether they fight underground, amateur or at the highest levels of the sport. They're doing it, and Supremacy MMA tells those kinds of stories, so I'm glad that this is the game I get to be a part of."

Pulver will lend his likeness and backstory to the game, as well as serve as a combat and story consultant. Jens Pulver will fight January 22nd at XFO 38 in Chicago, IL. The event will be sponsored by Supremacy MMA.

"Supremacy MMA is as much about telling the fighter's story as it is about delivering blistering-fast gameplay that's as brutal as the real thing, so we knew we had to get Jens for our game," said Ian Howe, president of 505 Games. "His climb through the ranks of the underground into the pro spotlight and his willingness to continue to fight regardless of what title he bears exemplifies the fighter's heart that Supremacy MMA portrays."

"After spending years working on MMA and fighting titles ranging from the original UFC game for Dreamcast to UFC Undisputed 2009, Supremacy MMA is definitely the game the team has always wanted to make and Kung Fu Factory is beyond excited to have Jens be a part of it," said Ricci Rukavina, co-founder and executive producer, Kung Fu Factory. "Because we've shaped our own underground world, we're able to have total creative freedom. We're excited to go beyond the television screen to tell stories like Jens – real fighters, who have made a difference in the sport, peoples lives and beyond.

An outspoken fighter and avid gamer, Pulver single-handedly put the lightweight division on the map for UFC, fighting above his weight category for years before the UFC all but created the lightweight class for him. He went on to dominate at his true fighting weight, winning three UFC championship titles.

Supremacy MMA brings the brutality of unsanctioned, amateur and unlicensed MMA fighting to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 systems, favoring fast-and-furious gameplay and underground aesthetics over official branding and television-style presentation. The game raises the bar in the MMA space by bringing an unprecedented level of fast, fluid combat, intuitive controls and true-to-the-sport brutality, telling the story of up-and-coming fighters in their quest for supremacy.

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