The Legends of Wrestling series made a name for itself by
featuring some of the greatest wrestlers in history. The past two
incarnations have included Hulk Hogan, but since he’s out of
retirement (sort of) and being featured in some of the WWE games,
Acclaim was left high and dry for a featured wrestler. Enter the
Warrior… Ultimate Warrior that is.
Any 1980s to early 1990s wrestling fan knows who the Ultimate
Warrior is; The first WWF wrestler to simultaneously hold the
Intercontinental belt and the Championship belt, a face-painted,
long haired, huge mass of adrenaline, someone who could beat Hogan
cleanly in his heyday and not suffer the wraith of Hulkamaniacs.
The Ultimate Warrior has worked with Acclaim to build a game
character that features all of the Ultimate Warrior’s moves and his
"Hello Warriors. I have been waiting for the perfect time to make my
return to professional wrestling,"
added Ultimate Warrior. "Amidst the rumors and mistruths spread
by others, my time to return is now and it's with Acclaim. I'm
thrilled to be working with Acclaim again on the new Legends of
Wrestling(TM): SHOWDOWN (TM) video game and I will take this
opportunity to settle all unfinished business in the ring. Always
Ultimate Warrior is one of 70+ characters that will be featured in
this game. New matches include “First Blood matches” and “Table
matches.” Classic matches and classic licensed venues will also be
available. There will also be a two-man commentary team and an
improved career mode.
"Legends of Wrestling(TM): SHOWDOWN(TM) is the ultimate wrestling
said David Knies, Brand Director for Acclaim. "We revamped the
Legends of Wrestling brand and created a ground-breaking game that
establishes a new benchmark for future wrestling titles. 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. SHOWDOWN
is guaranteed to amaze and entertain generations of wrestling fans
and gamers alike."
Look for Legends of Wrestling: Showdown on all of the current
platforms in April 2004.