Wrestling Games 2017-19, 2020 and beyond!

Baby Shoes

Baby Shoes
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

Wal-Mart leaked product details for WWE 2K20 and it sounds like the premium edition or pre-order DLC characters they are pushing this year are going to be Chyna and the return of Hulk Hogan,

Very curious if they put Chyna on the male or female roster. I'd assume in today's era she is with the females but her real fame was intergender matches.
 

KingPK

KingPK
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

Weird that they announced this now given that if true, this split probably happened around WrestleMania time at the latest (since that's where the usually finalize the rosters IIRC).
 

fazzle

Integral Poster
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

Once upon a time VC replacing Yuke's would be FANTASTIC news, but with the current VC team and business model, I'm expecting 2k20 to be full of shitty progression breaking microtransactions.
 

Laz

0101100101
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

BorneAgain said:
https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/2k-splits-with-veteran-wwe-studio-yukes/

2k's splitting with Yukes. Would be cool if the former contaced Syn Sophia and we get the Aki Engine back after 20 years, but that's a fantasy.
Given that Cody Rhodes has alluded to wanting an Aki engine game, and the newfound resurgence of love for the first two Def Jam games, I can actually see AEW throwing enough money to get such a thing made.
 

Master Thrasher

Seven Time Tetris 99 Champ!
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

https://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/dlgwdj/wwe_2k20_is_an_absolute_disaster/

What a terrible game.
 

Brocklock

Integral Poster
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

#FixWWE2K20 is trending on twitter

Hopefully all this negative publicity will lead to them actually improving and changing the gameplay for the first time in 14 or 15 years. The graphics look worse than the PS2 in some of the gifs/pictures I've seen.

https://twitter.com/IamMaxPrime/status/1186637423054340097

Also lol at this

 
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

Man, I thought it looked bad but I didn't realize it was going to be that bad.

I hope Fred Durst is still an unlockable character like last time.
 

muzzington

Least Integral Poster
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

The voice acting for the main characters is pretty good IMO but it does highlight the lack of polish on everything else.
 

Master Thrasher

Seven Time Tetris 99 Champ!
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

https://twitter.com/MahNamesShaq/status/1186762071154790401
I don't know why people are complaining about this. I saw this move in AEW last week.
 

Brocklock

Integral Poster
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

This is the problem with the yearly model for some of these EA franchises. I imagine there was too much money to delay the game a year, but taking 2 year breaks between games would be great. The UFC don't release a game every year with EA. There's really not enough roster turnover anymore to justify WWE having a game every year.
 

Master Thrasher

Seven Time Tetris 99 Champ!
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

2K took over the series, this is why it's in the sad shape it's in.

If there need$$$$ to be a yearly release, make it like the Call of Duty series where it switches developers every year.
 

vivisectvi

Integral Poster
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

Of note - in recent months Fire Pro has put out a STARDOM DLC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_I_I59-SsU0&t=29s

..and an Entrance Craft DLC:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yv296QuBJho

Love that they keep supporting this game with new content, even if it is paid. There is also still the last bit of the season pass to come, which is the third story mode written by SUDA51 - The Vanishing - which is apparently a years-later sequel to the story mode he wrote for Super Fire Pro Wrestling Special.

https://twitter.com/SpikeChunsoft_e/status/1109120721748283392
 

vivisectvi

Integral Poster
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

Thrasher said:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5DiMV3kgvs
This is pretty cool - these dudes are doing a Twitter tourney for the next roster member. Fans were able to nominate indy wrestlers who aren't signed anywhere: https://www.retromaniawrestling.com/indiemania.html

First official entrant:

https://twitter.com/RJCity1/status/1209504102742417408

Also, apparently they got the rights to "WrestleFest" and this game is now the official sequel to the original arcade game.

https://twitter.com/RetrosoftStudio/status/1194355614790627328

..and if that weren't enough, they also got the rights to include characters from Techno's old Mat Mania/Exciting Hour wrestling arcade game:

https://twitter.com/RetrosoftStudio/status/1208120668132433920
 

Sabre

Integral Poster
Re: Wrestling Games 2017 ~ 19

I can fully see 2k not making a wrestling game next year unless they are contractually obligated to do one every year.
 

vivisectvi

Integral Poster
Fire Pro's second set of Takayama DLC is out on PS4 and other platforms. Here's the PSN link - https://store.playstation.com/en-ca/product/UP4774-CUSA08007_00-FPWDLC0000000010

100% of the proceeds go to TAKAYAMANIA, a foundation established to help support Mr. Takayama and his family.

Includes:
Custom Ring - TAKAYAMANIA-EMPIRE
Custom Ring - TAKAYAMANIA
Promotion/Stable Logo - TAKAYAMANIA
Wrestler Edit Parts - Chest (Four T-shirt logos)
 
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