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Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring

Platform(s): Nintendo DS, PSP, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Sports
Publisher: Slang
Developer: Sabarasa Entertainment
Release Date: March 2011

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'Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes of the Ring' (ALL) Pre-Order Mask Canceled, Wii Game Delayed

by Rainier on Oct. 4, 2010 @ 11:34 a.m. PDT

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring invites friends and foes to don the sacred luchador mask and enter the six-sided ring to experience the excitement and entertainment found only in Lucha Libre.

"Lucha Libre AAA 2010: Heroes del Ring" successfully reflects the essence of the shows organized by AAA wrestling federation; with both English and Spanish commentary, it offers the opportunity to choose the best known AAA wrestlers and manipulate a wide variety of their throws, holds and locks. It also allows gamers to become completely immersed in the fighting scene while experiencing a dynamic connection with the audience through gameplay.

Slang's "Lucha Libre AAA 2010: Heroes del Ring" provides a nouvelle proposal to the current videogame tender, offering the acrobatics, key moves, and over the edge action & gimmicks that make this spectacle unique for all viewers, and now gamers in America.

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring is an addictively fresh and entertaining first look at the highly acrobatic fighting sport and the compelling luchadores who risk life and limb to deliver electrifying battles inside the six-sided ring. Slang's Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring features an evolutionary popularity-based scoring system allowing fans to unlock increasingly acrobatic and devastating signature moves based on the user's ability to gain the support of the audience through the execution of taunts aimed at humiliating one's opponent.

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring also introduces more than 30 different real life luchadores from the AAA league, authentic Mexican wrestling venues, fully customizable character and mask editor system, and unique online gameplay modes including Mask vs. Hair where up to four players wager their mask or hair against their opponents in a winner-takes-all battle royal.

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring is our first video game. And similar to proud parents, when you allow your creation, whether it is your offspring or a product, to proceed out into the world on its own, you want to arm it with the best possible upbringing so that it will succeed. With that in mind we have decided to delay the launch of the Wii version of Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring until November 2010.  The slight delay will help to ensure that the game will provide fans with the best possible experience mixing the sport’s rich tradition and over-the-top action with a fantastic arcade combat style,” said Abraham Bautista, CEO of Slang.

After concluding several months of long lead CPSIA (Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008) compliance lab testing on the authentic AAA pre-order masks that were designed to be a gift with purchase of Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring, Slang has voluntarily decided to cancel the pre-order bonus/free mask giveaway promotion with retail outlets in the US and Canada.  The pre-order gift received a non-compliant qualification.

“Rather than post a warning sign on the official AAA mask, we have decided to cancel the mask pre-order gift with purchase because we could not in good conscious distribute them to consumers due to the potential health risk. The mask is a sacred article of clothing worn by luchadores and recognized throughout the world as a symbol of honor and strength. We were excited to provide fans who pre-ordered Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ringwith a taste of the history and culture of Lucha Libre,” said Bautista.

Slang has been and will continue cooperate with all retail outlets to make sure that all marketing of the pre-order gift with purchase will cease immediately and that no masks will be distributed to consumers.  Slang is working on securing a new premium item/gift to replace the mask and that will represent the rich tradition of Lucha Libre.

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