While it's certainly true that the sport known as Ultimate Fighting has become far more popular in recent years, has it become big enough to warrant a midnight launch for the latest video game based on the octagon?

Apparently, it has. According to Gaming Front , GameStop has announced that it will begin selling UFC 2009: Undisputed at 12:00 a.m. on May 19, and there is an incentive for showing up at that time tonight. Along with the game, you'll receive special unlock codes for Ryan Bader and Efrain Excudero; if you don't go to the midnight launch event, you'll have to wait 90 days. Both characters will be made playable via downloadable content at that time. But if you don't feel like going to GameStop, you can always stop over at Best Buy, which will give you a free UFC DVD, a $10 Best Buy gift card, and a $10 voucher for a UFC purchase on Pay-Per-View. Not bad! Of course, we have to remind you that not all GameStops participate in these midnight launches, so we strongly suggest calling your local store before making any late-night plans. We know for a fact that Madden NFL 10 will most certainly get the same treatment (it does every year), but we're a little surprised to see midnight launch madness for Undisputed . Not to take anything away from the game – it has great potential – but we just didn't expect there to be so many ardent fans awaiting UFC 's release.

But hey, it's good press and good exposure. This is supposed to be the best UFC-based title yet, and if you want a shot at it, why not pick it up early? You're not doing anything at midnight tonight, right?

Related Game(s): UFC 2009: Undisputed

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11 years ago

Honestly the graphics of this is over the top.Played the demo and am impressed except i worry for repetitiveness,punch,kick,punch,kick.

fluffernutter
fluffernutter
11 years ago

I hope it doesn't have that kind of repetition in the game. If it's a true MMA game, it should have more than just punching and kicking.

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

There is a lot to do in the demo so I don't really think it is that repetitive. There are a ton of submissions you can do as well as knockouts.

NonProphet
NonProphet
11 years ago

That is weird that Gamestop is having a midnight launch for UFC: Undisputed. Don't get me wrong, I'm actually kind of excited to play this game and have it at the top of my Gamefly queue right now, but Gamestop didn't even have a midnight launch for Killzone 2 (at least at my local NYC location) and that was unequivocally a more anticipated title. Anyway, I'm hoping for the best from this brawler and definitely looking forward to Fight Night Round 4.

sticklife
sticklife
11 years ago

i wonder what makes them give any one game a midnight launch? is it how anticipated it is? halo wars got a midnight launch and i don't think that should have gotten one. it's an RTS has any other ones gotten a midnight launch? so really good games in the past have not gotten anything.(can't think of any right now but i think you know the ones)

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
11 years ago

That's a good question.. how does GameStop determine which games get midnight launches? Maybe the publishers pay GameStop as a way of advertising? I have no idea.

vicious54
vicious54
11 years ago

I enjoyed the demo but how many people are really going to rush out and buy this at midnight.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I'd rather come out at midnight for InFamous

a1_
a1_
11 years ago

im going to get mine in 5 hours!!!

Banky A
Banky A
11 years ago

That image is depicting some sick rape ūüėČ

inkme101
inkme101
11 years ago

you get the 2 free dlc fighters just for preordering not only for midnight launch!

a1_
a1_
11 years ago

Been playing for 3 hours. good game. Definitely a must have for any fighting simulation lover.. gonna go rent terminator tomorrow morning. ah how i love the new releases.