Global videogame publisher 505 Games and developer Kung Fu Factory have revealed today that real-life female MMA fighters Felice â€œLil Dogâ€ Herrig and Michele â€œDiablitaâ€ Gutierrez will appear in Supremacy MMA This marks the first playable femme fighters in the history of MMA games.
â€œFemale fighters are not represented in MMA games and face a giant glass ceiling in the fighting world,â€ said Ricci Rukavina, CEO and Creative Director, Kung Fu Factory. â€œWeâ€™re proud to be a part of raising their profile and giving these tough-as-nails fighters their due in the virtual cage.â€
Herrig, an XFO, UEC and Bellator vet, and Gutierrez, Wand Fight Teamâ€™s sole female brawler, will bring their likenesses and hard-hitting set of skills to the gameâ€™s hyper-fast, no-holds barred combat system.
â€œBeing one of the first women to represent MMA in a videogame is a dream come true for me,â€ said Herrig. â€œThis is our chance to finally show gamers that female fighters can hold their own.â€
â€œJoining the roster of fighters for Supremacy MMA is definitely awesome,â€ said Gutierrez. â€œThe game takes a totally different approach to MMA so I think itâ€™s perfect that this is the game that features women for the first time.â€
â€œBringing playable female fighters to fans in Supremacy MMA represents the strong stance weâ€™re taking in bringing a totally unique game to market,â€ said Peter Matiss, VP of marketing, 505 Games. â€œMichele and Felice fight with the same ferocity and heart as any other fighter, regardless of gender, and we are proud to represent these strong, determined women in our game.â€
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.
Supremacy MMA is slated for release June, 2011, on Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.