Spike Chunsoft Announces Fire Pro Wrestling World for PC, PS4

Spike Chunsoft has announced a new Fire Pro Wrestling game.

The new game is titled simply Fire Pro Wrestling World, and will first launch for PC in Q2 via Steam Early Access, with a PlayStation 4 release afterwards. Featured above, you can view the game’s debut trailer.

Fire Pro Wrestling World will offer both offline multiplayer up to four players on PlayStation 4, and up to eight players on PC, as well as online multiplayer with up to four players on both platforms.

Here are the game’s key features:

  • PLAY ONLINE
    Organize exhibition matches, tournaments, leagues, championship bouts and battle royals with players from around the world.
  • MIX UP THE RULES
    Modes include Deathmatch (steel cage, barbed wire or landmines), MMA rules and no-holds barred Gruesome Fighting.
  • UNLIMITED CUSTOMIZATION
    Create your dream wrestler from over a thousand devastating moves and even more body parts to battle for custom championship belts. Personalize the ring, mat logos and even the referee!
  • REALISTIC SIMULATION
    Give your creations personalities with a robust CPU logic system that defines their every action. Does your wrestler play to the crowd, or play dirty? You provide actors for the ringside drama.

Spike Chunsoft also talked up why the game is an Early Access title:

Why Early Access?

“Customization is a key component in the Fire Pro series. Our initial goal was to recreate the classic gameplay and key editing features. From here we can have users help customize the game!”

Approximately how long will this game be in Early Access?

“A few months, depending on the scope of feedback.”

How is the full version planned to differ from the Early Access version?

“More robust editing tools and additional game modes/match options.”

What is the current state of the Early Access version?

“Fully playable with online matchmaking and basic editing tools to create custom wrestlers / belts / referees / rings / logos.”

Will the game be priced differently during and after Early Access?

“Early Access users will enjoy a lower price. We’re still considering the final release price.”

How are you planning on involving the Community in your development process?

“Let us know what features you would like to see implemented! Edit Mode can be daunting for new players. We’re counting on Fire Pro vets to help the community unlock the full potential of the toolset!”

Fire Pro Wrestling World will launch sometime in Q2 of this year.

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  • OldPalpy

    [marking out intensifies]

  • Audie Bakerson

    PC wins again!

    Most interesting part is that this is announced in a Japanese trailer, not as part of an English release. Spike Chunsoft does publish foreign PC games in Japan, so that is likely part of it.

  • Kessek

    Holy sh!t! Awesome news!

  • Chocolate ISISCream

    Holy fuck that hq2x filter is disgusting.

  • OldPalpy

    Yeah that better just be a option because it looks like shit with style of it’s sprites, Fire Pro’s sprites have a lot of charm to them but the filter makes them look a blurry flash game.

  • goodbyejojo

    hell yes

  • JellyfishMonarch

    …tiger mask when?

  • Zufield

    As soon as you learn how to make the CAW. :^)

  • SiliconNooB

    I love seeing 2D games still being made, but this one looks like ass.

    Studios should be trying to replicate the chunky 2D perfection that was Neo.Geo!

  • Tubsiwub

    Is this popular? Because it looks really bad.

  • Vcom7418

    How?

  • thatguyEZ

    Christ, this game looks like ass.