Two female fighters have been confirmed in the Supremacy roster: Felice "Lil Dog" Herrig and Michele "Diablita" Gutierrez. Peter Matiss, VP of Marketing at 505 Games, hopes that this will convince gamers that Supremacy is "totally unique" -- but will it be enough to dissuade UFC loyalists?
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Female fighters Felice "Lil Bulldog" Herrig and Michele "Diablita" Gutierrez get the right to fight for the first time in the MMA videogame genre
Agoura Hills, CA-February 24, 2011-Global videogame publisher 505 Games and developer Kung Fu Factory have revealed today that real-life female MMA fighters Felice "Lil Dog" Herrig and Michele "Diablita" Gutierrez will appear in Supremacy MMA™. This marks the first playable femme fighters in the history of MMA games.
"Female fighters are not represented in MMA games and face a giant glass ceiling in the fighting world," said Ricci Rukavina, CEO and Creative Director, Kung Fu Factory. "We're proud to be a part of raising their profile and giving these tough-as-nails fighters their due in the virtual cage."
Herrig, an XFO, UEC and Bellator vet, and Gutierrez, Wand Fight Team's sole female brawler, will bring their likenesses and hard-hitting set of skills to the game's hyper-fast, no-holds barred combat system.
"Being one of the first women to represent MMA in a videogame is a dream come true for me," said Herrig. "This is our chance to finally show gamers that female fighters can hold their own."
"Joining the roster of fighters for Supremacy MMA is definitely awesome," said Gutierrez. "The game takes a totally different approach to MMA so I think it's perfect that this is the game that features women for the first time."
"Bringing playable female fighters to fans in Supremacy MMA represents the strong stance we're taking in bringing a totally unique game to market," said Peter Matiss, VP of marketing, 505 Games. "Michele 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."
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.
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