Much like the original EA Sports UFC game, EA Sports UFC 2 is set to have another iconic fighter become playable in the ultimate fighting title: Mike Tyson.

Many of you may remember that the first instalment of UFC featured none other than Bruce Lee, one of the best martial artists to ever exist. Now, with the launch of EA Sports UFC 2 looming, EA has announced that the former undisputed heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Mike Tyson, will be playable in the game.

“As a huge fan, I’m honored to be part of EA SPORTS and explore the world of mixed martial arts,” said Mike Tyson. “I follow UFC very closely and it’s going to be very cool to see how I would stack up against these amazing MMA athletes.”

Those who pre-order EA Sports UFC 2 will get instant day-one access to Tyson, however all players can unlock him through normal progression in the game as they make it to Hall of Fame in the game’s Career Mode.

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As for Tyson’s stats, he packs the strongest punching power of any fighter in the game and will fight across two weight classes, Light Heavyweight and Heavyweight.

Two versions of Tyson are also coming to the game, there’s “Iron” Mike Tyson, based on his climb to the top in the eighties, and “Legacy” Mike Tyson, developed with the end of his career in mind.

As mentioned, players who pre-order the game will get instant access to the character, but only the “Iron” Mike Tyson variant, those who pre-order the Deluxe Edition however, will have instant access to both characters.

EA Sports UFC 2 launches on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 on March 17. Those subscribed to EA Access on Xbox One will get an early preview of the game too.

 

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