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'Legends of Wrestling II' Legendary Wrestlers (All)

by Thomas on Oct. 1, 2002 @ 12:00 p.m. PDT

The greatest UK wrestlers will, for the first time ever, be immortalised as Acclaim Entertainment today announces the inclusion of legendary wrestlers Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Mick McManus and Kendo Nagasaki in Legends of Wrestling II. Out on all next-generation consoles in November, the UK greats join an already breathtaking cast of characters including Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, "Big Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner and Jerry "The King" Lawler.

"Although Legends of Wrestling II features an awesome line-up, the opportunity to sign the four greatest UK wrestlers was too good to refuse," said Ned Browning, European Brand Manager. "Big Daddy and Giant Haystacks were two of the biggest names in UK sport during the 1980s and we're hoping their inclusion, along with Mick and Kendo will allow gamers to re-live the great days of prime-time Saturday afternoon wrestling."

Using archive ITV footage, Acclaim Studios, Salt Lake has re-created every minute detail giving the game a level of realism and authenticity very rarely witnessed in video games. Character intros, costumes and signature moves have all been added and, just like watching the real thing, the crowd becomes a major part of proceedings as the action heats-up. Hear the crowd chant "Easy, Easy" as Big Daddy launches into his infamous 'Splashdown' or bellowing jeers as Nagasaki wipes out his opponent with his rib-crushing 'Kamikaze Crash'.

Legends of Wrestling II will offer many exciting new features, including:

More than 65 of the greatest wrestlers of all time including UK greats Big Daddy, Giant Haystacks, Mick McManus and Kendo Nagasaki;

Cranium-crushing match types, such as 6- and 8-man Elimination Bouts, Cage, Battle Royal, Ladder, Table and 3- and 4-way dances;

Never-before-seen $15,000 Body Slam Challenge with Big John Studd;

All-new storyline and career modes, allowing players to battle throughout the United States and the world for the respect of promoters and fans while fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world;

Fierce tag-team tournaments with great teams such as The Road Warriors, Steiner Brothers, British Bulldogs, Nasty Boys, Rock-n-Roll Express and more;

Leverage the experience of some of the greatest managers in the business, including Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, The Grand Wizard, Captain Lou Albano, "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart and Mr. Fuji;

Signature entrances and taunts for each legendary wrestler, including all new licensed music composed by "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart;

All-new DVD bonus footage, including interviews with many of the legends talking about their famed careers, favourite opponents and more;

Advanced ISP system delivering even more bone- breaking one-button combos and reversals for outstanding game play;

Create-A-Legend returns bigger and better, allowing players to make their ultimate grappler;

All-new dynamic cloth and hair technology enhancing the realism of the wrestlers' movements.

Legends of Wrestling II will be available in November across all next-generation systems at suggested retail price of £39.99. For more information on this game, please visit A range of Acclaim's products will be featured in the trade section at ECTS in Earls Court, London, stand no 1836.

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