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'Mucha Lucha: Mascaritas Of The Lost Code' (GBA) Announced

by Rainier on Aug. 28, 2003 @ 12:32 p.m. PDT

Calling all mascaritas! Dig out your favorite wrestling mask and get ready to enter the virtual ring as Ubi Soft announces plans to publish “¡Mucha Lucha!: Mascaritas of the Lost Code” for the GBA. Based on the hugely popular Warner Bros. Animation series which airs on Kids’ WB!, “¡Mucha Lucha!” will place gamers into the wild, colorful world of The Foremost World-Renowned International School of Lucha. “!Mucha Lucha!: Mascaritas of the Lost Code” is slated to release in the U.S. Nov18, 2003.

Players will wrestle their way through a wacky adventure infused with the creative art style and hilarious characters that make up the “¡Mucha Lucha!” world. “¡Mucha Lucha!” for the Game Boy Advance showcases Lucha over-the-top action, cameos, episode-style level design, and awe-inspiring wrestling signature moves!

“Ubi Soft is excited to publish the first interactive game based on this new, amazingly inventive franchise,” said Tony Kee, vice president of marketing for Ubi Soft Entertainment. “It’s another wonderful opportunity to collaborate with Warner Bros. Consumer Products in bringing one of the hottest animated series to the video game world.”

What is Lucha Libre?

First conceived in the 1930s, Lucha Libre, the theatrical style of Mexican pro masked wrestling, was the inspiration for the “¡Mucha Lucha!” animated series. Very popular in Mexico and Latin America, Lucha Libre matches are enjoyed by entire families, and the appeal has since broadened into the United States.

Storyline

While in the care of Rikochet, Buena Girl and The Flea, the official “Code of Masked Wrestling” has been stolen from the main office of the School of Lucha. The three mascaritas (little masked ones) must find the book or be expelled! The quest to retrieve the book leads them to bizarre landscapes and to a final encounter with the dreaded El Dolor de Kurtz, the leader of room 207.

Developed by Digital Eclipse Software, Inc., the game enables the player to play as all three of the mascaritas; Rikochet, Buena Girl and The Flea. Each character has their own signature move, but the other amigos can be relied on to help in a challenge.

Other game features include:

  • 12 colorful and wacky levels including the School of Lucha, Backpack Valley, and Gerbil Jorge’s Masked World of Lucha Fun and Wrestletainment.
  • Four bosses from the show, including Potato Patata Jr., Cindy Slam, and El Dolor de Kurtz, to be brought down in the wrestling ring.
  • Over 15 moves per character, such as Buena Girl’s Buena Bulldozer of Truth, and an unlockable move.

“¡Mucha Lucha!: Mascaritas of the Lost Code” has an ESRB rating of “RP” for Rating Pending and will have a suggested retail price of $29.99. The game is slated to ship November 2003.

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