UFC Personal Trainer takes to the mat in June

THQ's delayed MMA fitness program bringing motion-sensing workouts to 360, PS3, Wii mid-year; Kinect-exclusive content.

New Year's resolutions appeared to be on THQ's mind when it announced during the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo that UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System would arrive for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii on January 1, 2011. And like any good New Year's resolution, the beginning of THQ's new you fell by the wayside, and the fighting-enthused exercise game was pushed beyond March.

UFC branding will be in no short supply with THQ's newest personal trainer.

Today, THQ announced when it would be giving this routine another go, saying UFC Personal Trainer is now expected to arrive on all three platforms in June. As previously announced, the game will support Kinect for the Xbox 360, Move for the PS3, and the Wii Remote and Nunchuk for Nintendo's console.

A spin-off of THQ's mixed martial arts fighter UFC Undisputed, UFC Personal Trainer offers fitness routines designed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine. The programs also feature input from top MMA trainers like Mark DellaGrotte, Greg Jackson, and Javier Mendez, who have conditioned the likes of current UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones, current UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez, and former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir.

Specifically, the game will factor in more than 70 different exercises that are designed to improve strength, endurance, and conditioning. The game also includes 51 prebuilt exercise routines, and users can create their own custom regimens from a selection of 12 exercises.

THQ has paid particular attention to the Kinect version of the game, which factors in the device's voice-command technology. The Kinect edition of the game will also include nine exclusive workout routines.

For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of UFC Personal Trainer.

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26 comments
advanracer
advanracer

Can't wait to play this .. left hand "Wii nunchuck" .. right hand "KFC Drumstick"..

wyan_
wyan_

MMA is too complicated a sport to make a good motion game with all the grappling. I guess that's why they're making this game a "trainer". I just hope someone makes a good boxing sim. Then I'll be interested. UFC Trainer... not really interested.

PandaBear86
PandaBear86

This actually looks interesting to me. I enjoyed EA Sports Active and The Fight: Lights Outs. Those games were intense workouts, so I believe this will be fun too :)

HaloPimp978
HaloPimp978

Why? Let me guess cause we need more shovel ware.

Daian
Daian

Lol. That is all.

Ranma_X_basic
Ranma_X_basic

Forget that and get to Work on The next Undisputed game and make sure it's better then 2010 but as good as undisputed 2009.

Muisee
Muisee

Soon I will be the most ultimate fighter thanks to this game! muahahahahahahah

Darkstar_Sinada
Darkstar_Sinada

It's a fitness game people, not a game that's suppose to teach you MMA. Learn to read.

thorughfire
thorughfire

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jb9776
jb9776

@Colt_a while i understand that people value their opinions i hope that YOU understand that your comments regarding the move and killzone 3 are just your personal opinion. I have played killzone 3 with and without the move and enjoyed them both, but that's just my personal opinion. On to kinect and these fittness games, how many different ones do consumers actually need? on the other hand i guess they're making some profit from these games because every time i look around here comes another one. I'm really hoping that sooner rather than later a good non fittness kinect games comes down the pike so i'll have a reason to actually hook it up and start using it again.

TheTrainer1980
TheTrainer1980

@davidyang1123 You are correct, I do not think that @Torque203 watched the video on XBOX. It shows you how things can be customized and like you said, it's just for working out. It's UFC trying to cash in on their name and the Kinect.

ecw1983
ecw1983

@Torque203 I have been training for 10 years mostly grappling and your 100% right, not only do you need a partner but many partners. Guess we should beware of the nerds from now on :)

davidyang1123
davidyang1123

@ Torque203 I don't think the purpose of this games is to actually train you to be in the mma. It's just a workout for people. I'm pretty sure those who buy this game is not going to try out to be a real fighter. It provides a chance to see what a mma workout is like for those who don't have the resources to go out to a real mma trainer and workout with them.

Torque203
Torque203

Ive been training mma for two and half years now, straight out of high school. there is no way a video game could teach you mma. you need a partner to train with and practice moves, you need to know how a body feels fighting against you. how it feels to punch a person and how it feels to take them as well with kicks and unfortunately elbows and knees. i could just imagine the first guy trying to use what he learned in the video game.

colt_a
colt_a

I don't know about the others, but talking about how the PS3 "got killzone 3" is more of a bad thing. Everything exclusive to the Move for that game was epically bad, the motion control, 3D, etc. Killzone 3, exclusively for the move, best played with traditional controller. In fact, I haven't gotten another move game since playing Killzone 3. I'm afraid it will be just as bad.

Marky360
Marky360

@blackace PS Move has got the games they got KillZone 3 DeadSpace extraction Socom 4 and Resistance 3 it's Kinect that has nothing but exercise games.

Marky360
Marky360

sounds interesting not enough to make go out and buy a Kinect but I might get it for PS Move as I already plan on getting that for all of the shooters compatible with it.

vega13mv
vega13mv

so, you wanna be fighter? forget martial arts gyms, discipline, and sparring sessions, just buy this videogame /sarcasm

Decessus
Decessus

I do not own a Kinect, but if I did I would probably be interested in at least keeping tabs on this game if I did. The only thing that gives me pause about the game is the custom exercise builder. Why am I limited to only 12 exercises instead of the full 70+ when building my own exercise routine?

Indyskater
Indyskater

Real games please! Kinect doesn't need anymore exercise "programs."

blackace
blackace

Yawn. Where are the games?!? What's with all these exercise programs for Kinect and Move?