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THQ is going to use a fake Screaming PRIDE Lady

You can take back everything nice and semi-nice we’ve said about UFC Undisputed 2012. It turns out that PRIDE mode will NOT feature Lenne Hardt, aka the one and only Screaming PRIDE lady. Instead, THQ will be getting an ‘imitation voice’ to fill the role. What. The. Fuck? Whatthefuck???

From Lenne:

I just heard they have someone that is attempting to sound like me
No greater form of flattery than imitation, they say! Feel free to protest this infringement on my trademark style if you wish!!!!

Hey, if you’re going to replace Lenne why not just hire me to do my imitation Bas Rutten then too? Ding dang boom dees is how ee talks naaaaw peow pow weeooooo! Because if they can’t afford Screaming PRIDE Lady then they certainly can’t afford Bas. She’s doing ringtones and personalized messages over in Japan for dirty cheap, after all.

This is some pretty outrageous shit right here. If this was Family Feud and the board was Top Things You Think of When You Think PRIDE, Screaming PRIDE Lady would probably be around number 3 and 4. The reason? Her screaming is crazy unique, and having to listen to a goddamn imposter whenever I wanna play PRIDE mode is gonna piss me the hell off. Reconsider, THQ. Reconsider, goddamn you.

  • CAP says:


  • iamphoenix says:

    those motherfuckers. who do these people think they are? the ufc?

  • glassjawsh says:

    i’m still going to buy this game
    off the bargain rack
    3 weeks after it’s realeased

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    As if the footage didn’t turn me off, this guaran-damn-tees I’ll never buy this game or anything by this publisher or the studio..

  • Billytk says:

    how stupid is this they piss everyone off get a cheap imitation and probably pay more for the impostor then they would have had to pay to get the real thing and make everyone happy, no wonder these guys are doing so bad (relatively) in the gaming market.

  • G Funk says:

    The old Pride game they made had the real deal. Though it didn’t have the same passionate energy since she was prob in a sound booth recording.

  • unclefesterdanawhite says:

    EA Sports MMA does have PRIDE rules (they call it “Japanese rules”) and they have Lenne Hardt doing introductions in the game (and Vale Tudo rules for peeps who want elbows and 20 minute rounds). I’m not that good at using the right analog stick for striking though.

    I’m with you Fightlinker. If they are willing to hire Bas, why not Lenne Hardt? Jesus. Stupid ass THQ. It’s sad to think that UFC saved THQ from bankruptcy. Go away THQ.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    G – that game was the shit.  Headkick KOs with Ken fuckin’ Shamrock AND Ms. Hardt announcing Nog.  Fantastic.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    might be a contractual thing since she is in EA MMA

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    You think she won’t sign with them for their game?  Or that Dana won’t let them sign her?

  • Reverend Clint says:

    might be stuck with EA or some shit… non compete.

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    Wouldn’t that include Bas too?  I thought he was in both?

  • Reverend Clint says:

    could be but maybe bas signed a beter deal since he is more of a personality

  • DJ ThunderElbows says:

    But wouldn’t that increase the need for Bas’ exclusivity, whereas her obscurity would make it pointless? Especially since she does so many other video games.

  • Letibleu says:

    If a big enough stink is made, maybe it is not too late to reverse the decision.

  • Reverend Clint says:

    i want the japanese announser

    “An ina thisa corna”

  • Letibleu says:

    thats  3rd grader talk