Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced "WWE Crush
Hour." The first ever car combat experience featuring World
Wrestling Entertainment Superstars allows players to engage in
battle across 12 intense levels littered with deadly traps and
hazards. Developed by THQ subsidiary Pacific Coast Power &
Light Co., "WWE Crush Hour" is the latest videogame
based on the highly popular World Wrestling Entertainment
license and will be available early 2003 for the PlayStation 2
computer entertainment system, Xbox video game system from
Microsoft and Nintendo GameCube.
"We developed these fantasy vehicles by working closely
with World Wrestling Entertainment to ensure true to character
development and storyline," said Peter Dille, vice
president, marketing, THQ. "If the Rock is going to get
behind the wheel of a sports car personalized especially for
him, we want to make sure that all of his attitude and
personality is accurately portrayed in the vehicle."
"THQ's goal with `WWE Crush Hour' is to extend the World
Wrestling Entertainment license to the growing action genre
while offering a new and unique gaming experience that appeals
to wrestling fans and action gamers alike," said Don
Traeger, president, Pacific Coast Power & Light Co.
"`WWE Crush Hour' takes all of the attitude and drama of
the World Wrestling Entertainment brand and blends it with
intense vehicular combat to create a compelling gaming
"World Wrestling Entertainment gamers will now have even
more realism when the suped-up vehicles predominantly featured
in programming make their videogame debut in `WWE Crush
Hour,'" stated Nelo Lucich, director of interactive, JAKKS
Pacific. "This action-packed title across all platforms
will pair each Superstar with their signature personalized
vehicle and will incorporate a brand new game play for the World
Wrestling Entertainment video game line."
About "WWE Crush Hour"
"WWE Crush Hour" features more than 30 fantasy,
personalized Superstar vehicles including Hollywood Hulk Hogan's
sports car, Big Show's big rig, The Rock's luxury sports car and
Stone Cold Steve Austin's jacked up monster truck. Players will
be able to compete in multiple match types including ladder and
hardcore matches modified for insane car combat. World Wrestling
Entertainment fans can also annihilate opponents with multiple
weapons customized for each vehicle or grab power-ups to really
put the hurtin' on their foe. "WWE Crush Hour"
utilizes unparalleled driving physics with the "Powerslide
Advantage" allowing quick 180 degree turns, strafing
attacks and pinpoint cornering. World Wrestling Entertainment's
very own Jim Ross(TM) gives on-the-fly commentary and players
will be able to taunt opposing drivers with signature phrases
from their favorite Superstar.