THQ, Zuffa, LLC announced “UFC Personal Trainer”
The Ultimate Fighting Championship‘s expansion through the world of video game continues to grow, as Zuffa, LLC and THQ announced today that “UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fighting System” will be the latest addition to the growing collection of UFC games.
“We are excited to join forces with THQ on the development of UFC Personal Trainer,” said UFC president Dana White in the official release. “We want to give fans the opportunity to train like their favorite UFC athletes, and this product will enable people around the world to learn and utilize exercises to get real results.”
The fitness programs included in the game were designed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine, along with MMA trainers and coaches Mark Dellagrotte, Greg Jackson, and Javier Mendez. Also, video game characters will include UFC fighters, as can be seen in the official trailer.
As of this moment, development is still underway to bring the UFC training experience to the Kinect, which is a controller-free gaming device for the XBox 360. The training experience is also in the works for the PlayStationMove for the PS3 and the Nintendo Wii. Release of the game is expected for June of this year.
“UFC Personal Trainer delivers an authentic UFC fitness experience that is both fun and challenging while providing an intense workout,” Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ, said in the release. “With the help of NASM and its Optimum Performance Training model, as well as the expertise of renowned MMA trainers Mark Dellagrotte, Greg Jackson, and Javier Mendez, we are developing an original, high impact product that will help people around the world set and achieve their personal fitness goals.”