(All images credited to RetroManiaWrestling.com)
THEY BEAT ME BY *THIS MUCH*. Several weeks ago I had an idea to bring back the classic WWF WrestleMania style video games of old, but with modern wrestlers and the like. I thought if IMPACT or ROH wanted a unique idea, this would be it. Update the gameplay mechanics and you’d have a hit.
Well, congrats to RetroMania as they’re going full bore with their own twist on the idea. (*For full disclosure I 100% support this idea*). The guys at RetroManiaWrestling released news today that House of Hardocre and Tommy Dreamer will be apart of the game.
The developers put out a press release celebrating the announcement, which you can see below;
Collegeville, Pennsylvania — Retrosoft Studios, LLC is very proud to announce that Tommy Dreamer and House of Hardcore are entering the digital arena of RetroMania Wrestling when the game releases early next year. For longtime fans of the 1991 arcade classic WrestleFest?, RetroMania Wrestling is the spiritual successor that they’ve been looking for.
With beautiful 2D sprites, amazing backgrounds, and fast-paced arcade style game play that gamers and wrestling fans of all ages can enjoy, RetroMania Wrestling now welcomes House of Hardcore’s founder Tommy Dreamer as a playable Superstar within the game. In addition, players will be able to battle their opponents in the House of Hardcore arena and compete for the Television Championship.
Dreamer and the House of Hardcore branding brings an extreme dynamic to the game. The ECW Legend joins Hawk and Animal of the Road Warriors, Austin Idol, and Zack Sabre Jr. as the first announced wrestling Superstars for RetroMania Wrestling.
Since its inception in 2012, House of Hardcore has embodied the spirit of Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) and the promotion has run over fifty events to date across eleven states and three countries. Retrosoft Studios, LLC is ‘extremely’ excited to announce this partnership to ultimately allow fans to experience House of Hardcore in a video game for the very first time.
RetroMania Wrestling is the spiritual successor to the classic arcade game WrestleFest that was released in 1991 by Technos of Japan. It will be a “pick up and play” arcade wrestling game with beautiful 2D sprites, incredible backgrounds and fast-paced arcade style game play. Visit RetrosoftStudios.com for more information on the game and to keep up-to-date with future roster additions and gameplay announcements.