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GameSpot E3 2008: Legends of WrestleMania First Look

GameSpot writes: "If you're of a certain age-- above 30 years old or so--and you're a wrestling fan, you no doubt remember WrestleMania III. March 29, 1987. The Pontiac Silverdome. Detroit, Michigan. 93,173 fans. Andre the Giant's versus Hulk Hogan. The Hulkster picking up the Giant, slamming him down, and the torch passing from one legend to the next. It's that nostalgic atmosphere that fuels THQ's latest wrestling game, Legends of WrestleMania. We had a chance to check out the game for the first time at E3 2008, looking to see if this retro wrestling game for the Xbox 360 and PS3 brought back those old memories of classic matches of yesteryear.

While you can expect to see approximately 40 classic characters on Legends roster, only three have been announced so far: the aforementioned Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, and Andre's manager during WrestleMania III, Bobby "The Brain" Heenan. The character models shown during the game were exaggerated versions of the famous wrestlers we all idolized as kids and, it should be noted, are still works in progress. The Hulk Hogan model, for example, still featured the 24-inch--wait, make that about 40-inch--pythons and lats wide enough to make the Hulkster look like a turtle from behind. The virtual Andre was still his 7'4", 500-lbs self, with more defined musculature than was the case in real life. As producers told us, the look of the wrestlers has been purposefully designed to represent the "ideal" versions of those wrestlers--the Hogan and Andre we remember, not necessarily the sometimes less-than-heroic realities."

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Silogon3720d ago

Another crap fest! Only this one has actual good wrestlers and memorable moments, I'm sure. WWE is junk and I don't know how they're going to get away with saying WWF on the game.