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'Legends of Wrestling' Ships For XB and GC

by Thomas on May 28, 2002 @ 7:45 p.m. PDT

Stepping into the squared circle with a mighty tag-team of next-generation wrestling action, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. a leading global video entertainment software developer and publisher, today announced that it has shipped Legends of Wrestling for the Xbox video game system from Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube.

Pile-Driving Wrestling Action Comes Home With a Bang as Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. Ships `Legends of Wrestling' for Xbox-TM- And Nintendo GameCube-TM- Featuring `Hulk Hogan' and More Than 40 Wrestling Legends, Including `Bret `Hitman' Hart,' `Rob Van Dam,' `Jimmy `Superfly' Snuka' and `Jerry `The King' Lawler'

Developed by Acclaim's internal Salt Lake City studio, Legends of Wrestling has been a strong performing title for the Company on the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, and features more than 40 wrestling legends, including Hulk Hogan, Bret "Hitman" Hart, Jerry "The King" Lawler, Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, Rob Van Dam, Terry Funk, The Road Warriors and George "The Animal" Steele.

"Legends of Wrestling was one of our most important introductions of this past holiday season, captivating generations of wrestling fans with the most comprehensive lineup of legends ever assembled in a video game," said Evan Stein, Vice President of Brand for Acclaim. "Featuring many enhancements that take advantage of the power of both Xbox(TM) and Nintendo GameCube(TM), Legends of Wrestling will once again prove why it's the king of the ring at retail."

Legends of Wrestling is the first-ever wrestling video game to assemble 40 of the greatest superstars of all-time, including:

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Bret "Hitman" Hart Kerry Von Erich
Brian Pillman Kevin Von Erich
Captain Lou Albano King Kong Bundy
Cowboy Bob Orton Koko B. Ware
David Von Erich Michael Von Erich
Don Muraco Mr. Fuji
Dory Funk, Jr. Nikolai Volkoff
Dynamite Kid One Man Gang
Fritz Von Erich Rick Martel
George "The Animal" Steele Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat
Greg "The Hammer" Valentine Rob Van Dam
Harley Race Sabu
"Hot Stuff" Eddie Gilbert Superstar Billy Graham
Hulk Hogan Ted DiBiase
Iron Sheik Terry Funk
Ivan Koloff The Road Warriors
Ivan Putzki The Rock-N-Roll Express
Jerry "The King" Lawler The Sheik
Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka Tito Santana
Jimmy Hart Tony Atlas


In addition, Legends of Wrestling offers an exciting array of features, including:

Brand new game engine designed, developed and delivered exclusively for use on the next-generation hardware platforms;
Revolutionary Intermediate Start Position (ISP) System, which enables players to link moves together for lethal single-button combinations and superior gameplay;
First-ever "Create-a-Legend" feature allows for the deepest wrestler customization in the history of wrestling video games;
Never-before in-depth match analysis and career guidance by wrestling's greatest managers, including Captain Lou Albano and "The Mouth Of The South" Jimmy Hart;
Multiple action-packed matches, such as Tag Team Challenge, Three- and Four-Way Dances, and special guest referees;
All-new, larger-than-life character models bring the greatest wrestlers and their signature moves into the ring for hours of fun;
Interactive wrestler entrances with announcer introductions, crowd responses and authentic grappler taunts;
All-new Singles career mode that takes players across the United States and throughout the world to battle for the top titles;
Wrestle in and out of the ring, with 10 venues and all-new weapons;
All-new "Create-a-Stencil" lets players add logos, tattoos and text to the ring attire of their favorite legends;
TV broadcast presentation with all-new camera angles and cut scenes, delivering the best views of the heart-pounding action.
Acclaim's Legends of Wrestling is currently available for the Xbox(TM) video game system, Nintendo GameCube and PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, each at a suggested retail price of $49.99. For more information regarding this title, as well as Acclaim's entire product lineup, please visit www.acclaim.com.

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