THQ is adding another new fitness game to the market with their announcement of UFC Personal Trainer: The Ultimate Fitness System for all next-gen consoles. And even though it's a UFC game, they appear to be taking it quite seriously. It was designed by the National Academy of Sports Medicine with support from mixed martial arts training experts and will present exercises used by UFC fighters.
"UFC Personal Trainer delivers an authentic UFC fitness experience that is both fun and challenging while providing an intense workout," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "With the help of NASM and its Optimum Performance Training™ model, as well as the expertise of renowned MMA trainers Mark DellaGrotte, Greg Jackson and Javier Mendez, we are developing an original, high impact product that will help people around the world set and achieve their personal fitness goals."UFC Personal Trainer is currently in development for the Kinect for Xbox 360 and will feature voice command navigation and exclusive content that you won't find on the Wii or PlayStation Move for PS3 versions. There's over 70 exercises with moves from wrestling, kickboxing and Muay Thai, and 51 routines (with an extra 9 bonus routines on the 360 version). You can also build personalized routines with up to 12 different exercises to reach specific goals for yourself. There's also an Ultimate Training Mode where you will face-off in agility drills against UFC celebrities, and you'll unlock content as you go. You will also be able to choose one of the specific trainers to personally guide you through your training.
With all the fitness games out there, this is one I'm actually intrigued by, because boxing is a really good cardio workout, and if UFC Personal Trainer has solid cardio workouts featuring punching and kicking, that would be really awesome. And hot UFC fighters as eye candy (even digital eye candy) doesn't hurt, either!