Unannounced EA ‘fighting title’ coming in early 2011

Within Monday’s financial earnings report from Electronic Arts was a list of games that the publisher is planning to ship in the remainder of its 2011 fiscal year, which runs through March 31, 2011. Buried in that list was a “Fighting Title TBA,” set for release on consoles in the fourth quarter of said fiscal year. We’re not sure what that game could be, but here’s a clue: it’s listed under the EA Sports label.

By then, EA Sports MMA will have released in the prior quarter (fall 2010), so this probably doesn’t have anything to do with that. Brad Nicholson wonders if it’s going to be a revival of 2008’s FaceBreaker (we both hope that that’s not what it is). If I had to put money on it, I’d guess that the game in question is Fight Night Round 5, or some kind of Fight Night spin-off — a Q1 2011 launch would be roughly a year and a half after the release of last summer’s Fight Night Round 4.

Let’s brainstorm, gang. What do you guys think this fighting game is?

Samit Sarkar