How do you measure a legend? By the size of his pythons? By the way his submission hold distorts the human body and unleashes screams for mercy? Or by the way he leaps from the top of a 20-foot cold steel cage onto the bloodied remains of a once proud champion?
On June 22nd, the answer to this question will be revealed as 73 of the greatest ring warriors ever, including Hulk Hogan, Randy "Macho Man" Savage, Sting, Ultimate Warrior, Andre The Giant, Jake "The Snake" Roberts, "Rowdy" Roddy Piper, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, Bret "Hitman" Hart and Diamond Dallas Page come together for the ultimate wrestling supercard!
No, it's not a fantasy PPV event, it's SHOWDOWN: Legends of Wrestling from Acclaim Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. The wait is nearly over and gamers will finally have the chance to step inside the squared circle and unlock classic feuds, create dream matches and travel down the path of pain in the first-ever era-based career mode.
Between now and June 22nd, we're going to take a look at some of SHOWDOWN's many exciting new features, including:
- Brand new "Ready To Brawl" controls for ultimate mat mayhem;
- The path of pain through the 70's, 80's and 90's in the all-new SHOWDOWN Challenge;
- Never-before-seen Classic Matches with hidden licensed arenas;
- Matches including Table, First Blood, Ladder, Steel Cage, Iron Man, Battle Royal, Hardcore, 6 & 8 Man Tag, Elimination, Handicap, plus 3 & 4 Way Dances;
- Three-man commentary with Tony Schiavone, Larry Zbyszko & Bobby "The Brain" Heenan;
- Game play tutorial from the "excellence of execution" Bret "Hitman" Hart;
- Create-A-Legend - with all new textures and body geometry allowing gamers to make their ultimate icon of wrestling;
- Signature entrances and taunts for each Legend, including all new licensed music composed by "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart;
- The greatest tagteams ever such as The Road Warriors, Steiner Brothers, British Bulldogs, Koloffs, Nasty Boys, Rock-n-Roll Express and more;
- Wrestling's greatest managers lead you to the ring, including Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, The Grand Wizard, Captain Lou Albano, "Mouth of the South" Jimmy Hart and Mr. Fuji.