WrestleQuest is described as a “wrestling-RPG” but what exactly does that mean? Well, if you had to take a classic Final Fantasy game and skin it with a loud commentator, add in real-life wrestlers and some intense over-the-top turn-based combat, you’ll get this game.
Created by Skybound and Mega Cat Studios, WrestleQuest aims to deliver something new and exciting in the RPG genre by merging the best of both worlds together into one package and so far, it looks pretty fun. The game features some real-life wrestlers including Andre the Giant, Macho Man Randy Savage, Booker T, Jake “The Snake” Roberts and more.
According to Skybound, WrestleQuest is set to launch in mid-2022 for PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, Switch and PC. The trailer lays down exactly what you’ll be doing in the game as players explore a fantasy-wrestling world as they attempt to take down all the biggest wrestlers that reign over each realm.
Players will also recruit new party members in the form of other wrestlers. Each new party member also boasts their own unique combat style and attacks that come in handy during the game’s classic turn-based RPG combat.
The official press release reads:
In WrestleQuest, players assume the role of a young wrestling hopeful, on his quest to become one of the all-time greats while he powerbombs, slams, and suplexes his way to the top. Inspired by icons like the legendary “Macho Man” Randy Savage, our hero must immerse himself in the world of professional wrestling, which will not only test his athleticism but his will and conscience too.
Throughout the game, players will experience classic turn-based RPG combat that mixes real-time action with tactical choices, as they wrestle through a richly detailed and fantastic storyline, starting out as a newcomer, before ascending the ranks and becoming the sport’s greatest star, with help from legendary wrestlers that span the ages. The pixel-art graphics and overall visual style perfectly represent the combined worlds of wrestling, toys, and action figures.
Players will meet and interact with a host of legends as they progress through their quest, including “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Booker T, Andre The Giant, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, Jeff Jarrett, and many more. With tons of side missions, bonus content, and much more, this is the ultimate main event that you won’t want to miss.
WrestleQuest definitely looks like something we have yet to see from the sport so keep an eye out for the game later this year. Check out the trailer down below. You can also find out more about the game on the official site here and sign up for updates.
Source: Youtube / Press Release