Have you ever wanted to know what it would be like to be Bruce Lee? The legendary actor and director is considered one of the most influential martial artists of all time. Thanks to EA Sports’ new UFC game, you will now be able to kick ass as Bruce Lee.
As Bloody Elbow pointed out, EA Sports was teasing a “mystery character” for “EA Sports UFC” all last week. On Sunday, the gaming juggernaut officially announced that users will be able to unlock Lee and fight with him in any of four weight divisions from 125 pounds to 155 pounds.
“You have the premier organization in the fastest growing sport in the world, the UFC; and the most iconic martial artist in the history of the world, Bruce Lee – a martial artist renowned for his philosophies that laid the groundwork for modern mixed martial arts,” Brian Hayes, the creative director of the game, explained about the decision to include Lee. “I can’t conceive of a universe where bringing these two things together doesn’t make sense.”
Lee can be unlocked either by pre-ordering the game before its release or completing “career mode” at pro difficulty or higher. And if you lose while fighting as him, you’ll be banned from the game for a month. Just kidding, but that probably should be a rule.
Screenshot via EA Sports