Spike appears to be putting the cart before the horse with this news that Bellator will soon have it’s own video game. Considering how hard EA’s MMA game faceplanted, this seems like a strange marketing scheme at best and a stupid vanity project at worst. As for how good the game could be, that usually depends on who’s developing it:
Kung-Fu Games, the group responsible for creating the somewhat underwhelming Supremacy MMA title, are helping with the project. They also worked on on the new Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat and Ugly Americans games released by 345 Games — the Viacom-owned collective made up of Spike Games and Comedy Central Games.
‘Somewhat underwhelming’ is being kind to a game that one reviewer declared was “Easily the worst MMA game yet and also one of the most ineptly designed and ruthlessly un-entertaining fighting games for years.” Which is impressive considering some of the other contenders for that mantle like ” target=”_blank”>Fighters Uncaged. The Deadliest Warrior series of games is also known for being quite terrible even when taking into account it’s TV show licence origins. And don’t take my word that the Ugly Americans game is a steaming pile, download the demo off XBox Live and experience the taint for yourself.
So are you excited yet for this latest unneccessary MMA game from a developer who’s already showed they don’t really know how to make a good MMA game? I know I sure am!