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.
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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.
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.