Das Gamer writes: "THQ set up shop in a $25,000-a-night Fantasy Suite at The Palms Casino in Las Vegas to debut their first offering in the five-year exclusive video game licensing deal with UFC. The new PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 game, UFC Undisputed 2009, which ships in spring 2009, was shown to a packed house of video game, MMA and mainstream sports reporters. On hand for the festivities was UFC president Dana White, light heavyweight champion Quinton Rampage Jackson and his opponent in this weekend's fight in Las Vegas, challenger Forrest Griffin.
"I'm not a big video game player," said White. "I'm old school. I played games like Pac-Man. But we're really excited about this game because everyone knows the first one really sucked. That was a deal that we were locked into when we bought the company. With THQ, we're building the best fighting game ever created. We want our fans to enjoy this game and forget that the first one ever existed."
Nevin Dravinski, THQ's product manager for the UFC franchise (yes, fans, there will be new games every year and there's the potential for additional platforms down the line), outlined the new game's features in a presentation that included in-game footage."