back into the ring with the greatest collection of wrestling icons
to ever be assembled in one video game, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.
(NASDAQ.SC:AKLM), today announced it will release Legends of
Wrestling II(TM) this fall across all of the next-generation video
game systems. Being developed by Acclaim Studios Salt Lake, Legends
of Wrestling II builds upon the retail success of its predecessor
and will feature all new match types and more than 65 superstars,
including Hulk Hogan, Andre The Giant, Rowdy Roddy Piper, Bruno
Sammartino, Bret "Hitman" Hart, Sid Vicious, "Big
Poppa Pump" Scott Steiner and Jerry "The King"
"Legends of Wrestling was one of our most important brand
introductions of 2001, and we are thrilled to return this holiday
season with a sequel that promises to set a new benchmark in the
category," said Evan Stein, Vice President of Brand.
"Offering the biggest names in wrestling, incredible
next-generation graphics and game play, as well as countless hours
of body-slamming action, Legends of Wrestling II will be a
'must-have' title for gamers."
"Legends of Wrestling II packs the power of some of the best
names in this business," added Hulk Hogan. "I can't wait
to take my 24-inch pythons and lock-up with Andre The Giant and
relive one of the greatest matches of my career."
Legends of Wrestling II will offer many exciting new features,
than 65 of the greatest wrestlers of all time;
match types, such as 6- and 8-man Elimination Bouts, Cage,
Battle Royal, Ladder, Table and 3- and 4-way dances;
$15,000 Body Slam Challenge with Big John Studd;
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;
tag-team tournaments with great teams such as The Road Warriors,
Steiner Brothers, British Bulldogs, Nasty Boys, Rock-n-Roll
Express and more;
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;
entrances and taunts for each legendary wrestler, including all
new licensed music composed by "Mouth of the South"
DVD bonus footage, including interviews with many of the legends
talking about their famed careers, favorite opponents and more;
ISP system delivering even more bone-breaking one-button combos
and reversals for outstanding game play;
returns bigger and better, allowing players to make their
dynamic cloth and hair technology enhancing the realism of the
Legends of Wrestling II will be available this fall across all
next-generation systems at suggested retail prices to be