Slang has announced today that it has pushed back the release of its Mexican wrestling game for the Wii, Lucha Libra AAA: Heroes del Ring, to October 12th 2010, in order to “maximize the game’s potential”, according to Slang, by making it available closer to the holiday season in the US, Canada and Latin America.
“Based on the positive feedback we received at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo we decided to push the launch of Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring*closer to the upcoming holiday shopping season. *The additional time provides us with several key benefits including the ability to market to a larger audience, build greater street buzz with consumers and continue the development cycle. The new launch date will facilitate our goal of creating an addictively fun game that combines an entertaining pick-up-and-play experience with*Lucha Libre’s passionate history and majestic Luchadores known for their brute strength and extreme aerial acrobatics inside the ring.”
Abraham Bautista, president of Slang
Developed by Immersion Games and Sabrasa, and distributed by Konami, the game features an evolutionary popularity based scoring system enabling fans to unlock increasingly acrobatic and devastating signature moves based on the user’s ability to gain the support of the audience through the execution of taunts aimed at humiliating an opponent.
Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring introduces more than 30 real-life luchadores from the AAA league, authentic Mexican wrestling venues, fully customizable character and mask editor system, and unique online gameplay modes including Mask vs. Hair where up to four players wager their mask or hair against their opponents in a winner-takes-all battle royal.
Note that the screenshots featured here are not necessarily taken from the Wii version of the game.