— 360 Studios is shaking up the Sports Sim genre with the release of MMA Federation, a fighting game launched today on iOS and Android.   Players can challenge opponents to real-time fights; a world first for an MMA mobile game.  The game offers a multiplayer option as well as a single player career mode and players can utilize moves from five unique fighting styles. The game has already ranked as the top fighting game on the App Store Sports Chart in Canada.

“MMA Federation appeals to existing fans, and also broadens its appeal to a new audience, which is what a successful sports sim needs to do,” said studio head Rick Giolito, who made his name as executive producer of EA games KnockOut Kings™ and Medal of Honor™. “We are also adding a groundbreaking rewards system that’ll give players a chance to win real gear, tickets, VIP access and memorabilia from top MMA brands, teams & fighters.”

Part of this approach is allowing players to join real MMA teams like Tristar, American Top Team, SBG and Elite MMA in live PvP action, using moves they’ve picked up in training mode from world famous fighters such as Michael ‘Venom’ Page, King Mo and coaches like Bas Rutten (Elite MMA), Firas Zahabi(Tristar) and John Kavanagh (SBG).

Kavanagh, coach for UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor, says, “SBG is proud to be a part of MMA Federation. MMA is the fastest growing sport and this is a great way to attract even more fans. We are really impressed with the game’s design and we think offering real-world rewards for achievements made in-game is a brilliant strategy.”

MMA Federation also features an in-game shop packed with branded sportswear and equipment used by professional fighters, including gear from Hayabusa, Bad Boy, Jaco, Revgear, and many more.

MMA Federation™ is available for download on Google Play™ and App StoreSM in the USA, UK, New ZealandAustraliaSouth AfricaSwedenNorwayDenmark and Finland.

360 Studios Ltd is an independent game developer based in Manchester and Los Angeles. For more information, please visit http://www.360studios.co.uk.

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