Lee joins the impressive roster of UFC fighters in EA’s mixed martial arts game. The character is the product of a partnership between EA Sports and Bruce Lee Enterprises, who agreed to support Lee’s inclusion with plenty of background material which, according to EA Sports, allowed them to create a highly authentic digital representation of the martial arts legend.
Here’s art director Ian Lloyd:
This does not just look like Bruce Lee. It is Bruce Lee. The way he carries himself, his fighting stance, his rippling physique, devastating speed, signature strikes and accompanying yells, whoops and shrieks.
We have summoned this pinnacle of human strength, speed and spirit into our world and it has truly been an honour and a career highlight for us to do so.
Bruce Lee can be unlocked in two ways: either by finishing the game’s campaign mode on Pro difficulty or higher, or by pre-ordering the game — in which case you can use Lee in your first playthrough. Look for him this Spring, when EA Sports UFC lands on Xbox One and PS4.