Prepare for Hulkamania with Hulk Hogan's Main Event
Posted by James Newton
He's a real American
Last month we brought you the first news about Majesco's wrestling game for Kinect, which Gamestop listed as Over-the-Top Wrestling. Now the publisher has ripped the shirt off its upcoming game, the newly titled Hulk Hogan's Main Event, coming exclusively to Kinect later this year.
The Hulkster will teach players in the art of showmanship and other in-ring skills, with 30 combos to master, poses to appeal to the crowd and even the ability to pick up chairs and ladders to strike opponents with. Players can create their own character and even take part in some tag team action, though there's no mention of simultaneous multiplayer, probably a good thing considering the undoubtedly 'extreme' motions that you'll need to make to pull off the big moves.
Expect Hulk Hogan's Main Event to make a big impact at E3 from 6th to 9th June, so we'll bring you more news then.
HIDE YOUR SHIRTS, HULKAMANIACS! MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT CLIMBS INTO THE RING WITH ‘HULK HOGAN’S MAIN EVENT’ ON KINECT™ FOR XBOX 360®
Hulkify your living room as the world’s most famous professional wrestler puts the Kapow! in your Kinect
EDISON, N.J., May 27th, 2011 –Wrestling icon, IMPACT WRESTLING Superstar, and global sensation Hulk Hogan and Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of video games for the mass market, announced today a strategic partnership to develop Hulk Hogan’s Main Event, exclusively on Kinect™ for Xbox 360® for an expected release this fall. Developed by Panic Button LLC, Hulk Hogan’s Main Event is the first performance-based wrestling game on Kinect for Xbox 360 that lets players train with mentor Hulk Hogan as they build their own wrestling personalities and learn the art of showmanship to win over the crowd.
“Hulk Hogan is much more than a wrestling star; he’s a sports entertainment icon with a huge personality, a massive following on Spike’s IMPACT WRESTLING, and immediate recognition across generations of fans,” said Jesse Sutton, CEO Majesco Entertainment. “Partnering with the Hulkster for Hulk Hogan’s Main Event is a dream come true and we’re looking forward to releasing a no holds barred motion-based experience that offers a full suite of over-the-top moves.”
“Listen up, people! You will feel the power of Hulkamania when you step into this game,” said Hulk Hogan. “Whether you are taking the damage or selling the pain, this game will let you unleash your inner wrestler as you hype up the crowd while putting the hurt on anyone that stands in your way!”
Hulk Hogan’s longtime marketing agent, Darren Prince, CEO of Prince Marketing Group, said “When we started discussions with Majesco on the format of this game we knew it was a perfect fit for Hulk’s global brand.”
In Hulk Hogan’s Main Event, players will learn the ropes from the man himself as Hulk Hogan schools them on delivering the best show for the crowd by emulating famous Hulk poses and performing more than 30 punishing combos. The Kinect sensor tracks players’ every move; the more dynamic the motion, the more high impact the wrestler’s performance is. Players will create their own unique wrestler personality through a robust create-a-wrestler feature including many choices for face, hair, tattoos, outfit, ethnicity, body type, and entrance music. Perform in nine different venues including the backyard brawl, local gym and giant stadium in front of a massive audience. Enter tournament mode for two player tag-team and take turns delivering extreme moves. Best of all, players can wield a variety of damaging objects including metal chairs and ladders to deliver bone-jarring hits to their opponents.
Developed by Panic Button LLC, Hulk Hogan’s Main Event is expected to launch on Kinect for Xbox 360 this fall. Hulk Hogan, will be making an appearance at E3 on Tuesday, 6/7/11, courtesy of IMPACT WRESTLING. For additional information, please register at www.HulkHogansMainEvent.com.