UFC Undisputed 3 Shifts Its Release Date To February

In a UFC broadcast last week, THQ in slipped word of a publishing delay for UFC Undisputed 3. The game now will release on Feb. 14, after originally being planned for January.

That means UFC 3 will now go head-to-head with EA Sports' SSX, a rather bold choice as UFC 3 would have held January all to itself in the sports genre, with only NFL Blitz a downloadable title, scheduled for that month currently.

Pasta Padre rightly notes that UFC Undisputed 2010 performed poorly at retail and that market competition was blamed for it, so much that THQ decided to go to an every-other-year release schedule, taking 2011 off. THQ must be extremely confident in what it has, because it'll be in a six-week period that includes both baseball simulations, the next Tiger Woods game, and Grand Slam Tennis 2.

My only guess is that THQ has market research suggesting a post-Christmas release won't fare well as people still will be playing games they got for the holidays, or after buying gifts won't have as much cash.

New Release Date for UFC Undisputed 3 [Pasta Padre]


Comments

    Guess I'll be waiting to soccer kick fools.

    Hope it gives them more time to polish.

      Me too. The latest stuff that's been shown (the PRIDE-mode Nogueira v Cro Cop video) looks absolutely fantastic. Can't wait for this game.

    Looking forward to this, particularly the fact that they removed the controller-wrecking "shine" submission mechanic.

    That feature alone is the one reason I didn't buy either of the last two games. I borrowed 2009 off a friend and could feel my thumbstick getting looser the longer I played.

    Yep - two of my controllers have no rubber left on the analog sticks due to that dodgy piece of game design. Not cool.

    I think the reason ufc 2010 did'nt do well is because it was just an updated roster with a few new moves and the same graphics engine.Now I know this is the norm for sports games but not fighting games unless they have streetfighter4 somewhere in the title.
    I'm not buying another ufc game this generation.

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