Mike Tyson is without a doubt one of the most dominant boxers in the history of the sport. He was one of the strongest fighters during his time in the ring and it looks like fans will be able to take him somewhere he has never been before: the Octagon.
EA Sports has already revealed that former WWE Superstar CM Punk, who has yet to have his first fight, will be in their new game “UFC 2”, but on Wednesday, they announced an even more controversial name to be in the game: Mike Tyson.
They released a trailer with gameplay showing that you can use Tyson in the Octagon. It even looks like you can use the young or old Tyson, with or without the face tattoo.
“When you think about the most devastating fighters of all time, Mike Tyson is either around, or at the top of everyone’s list,” series creative director Brian Hayes said in a statement.
“It’s fun to think that if MMA was as popular back when he was competing as it is today, you might have seen Tyson put on four ounce gloves and step into the Octagon. This is one of those great ‘what ifs’ that we get to create when making a game like EA Sports UFC 2.”
As stated before, Tyson will be playable in two forms. His “Iron” version showcases the dominance he had in the 1980’s and his “Legacy” version shows the end of his career.
“As a huge fan, I’m honored to be part of EA Sports and explore the world of mixed martial arts,” Tyson said in a statement. “I follow UFC very closely and it’s going to be very cool to see how I would stack up against these amazing MMA athletes.”
Now if you ever wanted to try and make Tyson tap out or just pit the young and old versions against each other, you will get that chance very soon. The game has not set an official date for release, but is available for pre-order and scheduled to release in the Spring.