If you’ve been playing WWE 2K Battlegrounds, which is free this month with PS Plus, then accept our commiserations. Wrestling games have been in a bad place for several years now, and this tongue-in-cheek trailer for the upcoming Action Arcade Wrestling can’t help making a point of that. “He was created for one purpose,” the voiceover says of radioactive grappler, Biohazard. “To bring the fun back to wrestling games again!”
Due out on 10th August, this cel-shaded brawler looks like it’s jumped straight out of an alternate universe’s arcade cabinet. “Get ready to grab some folding chairs, drop some flying elbows, and shoot freakin’ laser beams in the wrestling ring,” the blurb reads. It’s clearly been inspired by 90s wrestling games, and promises an intuitive two-button control scheme.
This might be one to tide you over until 2K Sports shares an update on WWE 2K22.
This game is great fun on PC, with a brilliant create a wrestler. Can't wait!
I miss the old N64 wrestling games, they are were great!
Wrestling games were a lot of fun until probably the ps3 era, that’s around when they fell apart for me. This looks ok, might give it a go.
Fire Pro Wrestling World on PS4 is great and has a wealth of content if you get the full package.
I was keeping an eye on RetroMania Wrestling but I haven't bitten on that one yet. Will check this one out now to see which looks better.
@BionicDodo it's like everyone forgot about firepro. One of the greatest wrestling series. And retromania, I hear it's an "8", a great homage, but a lack of create a wrestler and the small roster hinders it. But I hear the control scheme is similar to firepro. Timing for grapples, and starting with low, then mid, then power moves.
For those that have a Nintendo Switch, I highly recommend Wrestling Empire. It's the most fun I've had since the AKI games on the Nintendo 64.
WHAT'YA GONA DO WHEN THIS GAME RUNS WILD ON YOU!?????
LOL il buy this game day one 😂
You’ll never beat WWF Superstars or Wrestle Fest. Timeless classics
There hasn't been a better wrestling game made since no mercy on the N64 . Graphical sure but what that game offered , man you can't beat it . They need to make a game that plays like that again.
I am just waiting for AEW's game to come out to get my wrestling fix.
wwf no mercy here we come
Pro Wrestling on the Sega Master System was my jam.
@ApostateMage Best cover art ever.
@FinneasGH those were phenomenal. I don’t remember which one it was but our goal was always to make the other person bleed by throwing them into the turnbuckle. If you made your opponent bleed even if you lost the match you saved some face haha.
I'm hoping this is more of a No Mercy style game than it is a brawler.
Liking the cell shaded graphics. Looks really cool.
After their first two mobile games I'm really hoping 3rd times a charm.
Somebody bring back Def Jam.
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