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Warrior to return in video game
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling



Legends of Wrestling, the popular wrestling video game series from Acclaim, looks to have the "Ultimate" game for it's next release.

Legends of Wrestling: Showdown will feature the Ultimate Warrior, one of the most popular wrestlers during the late 1980s and early 1990s. The Warrior, who had teased a return to the squared circle through his website, announced his participation with the game Tuesday. In a statement released today on the site, Warrior said he looks forward to working with Acclaim on this title.

"I am thrilled to be working again with Acclaim's talented, creative and professional staff on the new, next-level of their Legends of Wrestling: SHOWDOWN video game!" he said.

Showdown looks to go a big step beyond previous Legends of Wrestling titles. With over 70 wrestlers, including Warrior, Bret Hart and Scott Steiner, the game looks to have one of the strongest character line-ups in wrestling game history. The game will also have several match types, including table, first blood, cage, battle royal, three way and four way dance and six and eight-man elimination matches.

"We revamped the Legends of Wrestling brand and created a ground-breaking game that establishes a new benchmark for future wrestling titles," said David Knies, brand director for Acclaim in a release. "To demonstrate our commitment to this game, we enlisted a new development team, secured a dream roster of wrestlers, developed new gameplay features and incorporated a realistic art style."

Legends of Wrestling: Showdown is expected to be in stores in April 2004.

Jon Waldman has been with SLAM! Wrestling since 2000. To read more of Jon's video game articles, please visit the SLAM! archives