Bruce Lee Lives!…..In the latest UFC computer game

As avid gamers we are always keen to try out the latest MMA game, the latest one  though has us particularly excited – it features Bruce Lee , the late martial arts icon famous for his lead roles in martial arts movies such as Fist of Fury, Way of the Dragon and Enter the Dragon  as a playable character.


Though Bruce Lee became famous for his movies, he was an incredible athlete, becoming a world-renowned master of martial arts. In an interview with Xbox WireEA Sports UFC creative director Brian Hayes said that Bruce Lee “was someone renowned for being a tremendous athlete and very capable in several different facets of martial arts. So from our perspective, we’re creating that. Here’s an athlete with tremendous striking ability and capable skills on the ground, because those are the disciplines and skills that he started to explore later. We’re not recreating a character from Enter the Dragon; we’re recreating Bruce Lee, the athlete, if he were in the present day of UFC.”

Hayes mentioned that Bruce Lee’s intelligence and adherence to the simplest, most effective fighting movements would be re-created in the game. The way Lee holds his hands and shifts weight on his feet are unique to him, but the developers have not “put a lot of bells and whistles on that just to make it a cinematic Bruce Lee.” Instead, Lee throws his punches in an efficient, straight line, like all good martial artists. Hayes notes that in the game, Bruce Lee’s fighting style lends itself towards keeping the opponent standing up, but the famous martial artist would not be a sitting duck on the ground; he will have the ability to grapple. A spar with actor Sammo Hung at the beginning of Enter the Dragon was cited as an example of what Lee’s grappling abilities will be like.