If you follow my writing, or even my appearances on the SGO Press Pass, you know that I love a good sports RPG. Golf games tend to dominate this space, with games like Everybody’s Golf, Golf Story and even earlier Mario Golf games. I’ve always wondered what other sports would lend themselves to a good RPG format. Mega Cat Studios and Skybound Games have suggested something that seems obvious to me now: What about wrestling? At today’s ID@Xbox showcase, Mega Cat Studios revealed WrestleQuest, an upcoming pixel-art wrestling RPG.
WrestleQuest: A Celebration of the Wrestling World
In WrestleQuest, your goal is to become the greatest to ever do it. You start as a small-timer and, with the help of some legendary wrestlers, work your way to the top. When I say “legendary wrestlers,” I am surprised at just how many folks are signed to this game. The key art prominently features a pixelated “Macho Man” Randy Savage. According to a press release, the game will also feature Booker T, Andre The Giant, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, Jeff Jarrett and more.
“WrestleQuest captures the spirit and passion of wrestling, through the lens of an unforgettable RPG experience,” said James Deighan, Founder of Mega Cat Studios. To his credit, WrestleQuest looks like it wants to walk the line between RPG and Wrestling. The trailer introduces a turn-based combat system with real-time elements. The mechanics of combat still invoke the feel of a wrestling match. During matches, you are managing a Hype Meter, which fills based on the decisions you make. A section labeled “Dramatic Moments” adds goals for each match.
WrestleQuest is scheduled to release in Summer 2022. The game will launch for Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and 5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
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