We voted last week on what gameplay and feature reveals you guys would like to learn about first. Between ‘Stand Up/Striking’ and ‘Submissions/Ground’, the majority of tallied votes called for info on how Undisputed 2010 will play out on the mat. Every Tuesday and Thursday, check back for the next UFC 2010 game update. Enough of that, lets get right to it
We wanted to start off nice and easy, filling you in on some of the new submissions that you’ll be using in your fighters skill set come May, and how you can use them. We had over a dozen submissions in UFC 2009 which was a strong start. For Undisputed 2010, everyone on the team felt it necessary to both branch out into other popular subs and to improve what base we’d established the year before.
We’ve kept the bread and butter subs that you know and love from last year’s Undisputed, but we’ve added some great variations and new options for those who want to use them. We saw a ton of people asking for the full Omoplata submission in 2010, which you’ll now be able to execute in the virtual octagon. Even the rare and elusive Gogoplata is making its Undisputed 2010 debut. Nothing spells ‘awesome’ like an intricate shoulder lock submission, right?
We’ve also added the Americana, D’Arce (think Thiago vs Swick in UFC 109), Peruvian Necktie, Achilles lock, Ankle Lock, Heel Hook, Arm Triangle, and tons of leg locks, just to name a few. You’ll even see some Ultimate fighters breaking out their signature subs on the mat, like BJ Penn’s rear naked choke by way of arm trap (think UFC 101 and his submission of Kenny Florian).
In addition to over twice as many new submissions along with their own distinct animations, there are new positions from which you can attempt a submission. Your posture when in the guard will affect what submission you can initiate. So if you’re down posture, you’ll be going for a Kimura whereas if your postured up, you’ll be going for a kneebar.
Coming up this Thursday: How submissions are evolving in the context of visuals and gameplay.