WWE Legends Of WrestleMania Enters The Ring

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Next year WWE fans will have another game to look forward to along with their annual SmackDown vs. Raw fix, as THQ announces WWE Legends of WrestleMania for the Xbox 360 and PS3 next year. Judging from the title of the press release, which doesn't offer much information other than that the game is coming, LoW will allow players to "Relive, Rewrite, or Redefine History", which means classic battles from WrestleMania events past.

"JAKKS Pacific is pleased to introduce a new WWE videogame property to the fighting genre," said Nelo Lucich, senior vice president of interactive, JAKKS Pacific. "The WWE SmackDown vs. Raw franchise has captured a collective audience of WWE fans, game enthusiasts and casual players, and we are confident that WWE Legends of WrestleMania will be poised for great success."

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The game will be released next March to coincide with WrestleMania 25 in Houston Texas.

Prepare to Relive, Rewrite or Redefine History with WWE® Legends of WrestleMania®

Publishers of the Renowned WWE® SmackDown®/SmackDown® vs. Raw® Franchise To Establish New Property for Next Generation Systems

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.—(BUSINESS WIRE)—THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) today announced that WWE® Legends of WrestleMania® is currently in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. Joining the distinguished WWE® SmackDown®/SmackDown vs. Raw® franchise, which has shipped more than 37 million units worldwide since 2000, WWE Legends of WrestleMania is scheduled for release in March 2009 to coincide with the annual pinnacle of sports entertainment, WrestleMania® 25, in Houston, Texas.

"We have generated significant year-over-year growth in key global territories with WWE-licensed videogames, including tremendous success with the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw franchise," said Peter Matiss, vice president, global brand management, THQ. "The development capabilities afforded by next generation hardware, combined with our established history and deep understanding of fighting videogames, allow us to leverage the strength of the WWE brand to further extend our leadership in the fighting videogame genre and bring this new property to market."

"JAKKS Pacific is pleased to introduce a new WWE videogame property to the fighting genre," said Nelo Lucich, senior vice president of interactive, JAKKS Pacific. "The WWE SmackDown vs. Raw franchise has captured a collective audience of WWE fans, game enthusiasts and casual players, and we are confident that WWE Legends of WrestleMania will be poised for great success."

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kingme
Burt Macklin

Okay, you know what, I would buy this if they have the following:

1. Every single Wrestlemania Arena since 1-25 (or atleast 24)

2. Legends of Wrestlemania, no more up and comers. So that should pretty much include The Narcissist, Classic: Taker, Michaels, Triple H, Kane. The Rock, Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Jimmy Snuka, Big Boss Man, Mr. Perfect, Angle, Steamboat, etc.

3. Classic Title Belts

4. Classic Entrances (w/ audio, no more WWE Titantrons for me!!)

5. No ECW!!

6. Celebrities. It wouldnt be a WM game if there is no Tyson, Mr. T, Pete Rose, Butterbean,William Perry, Donald Trump.

7. How about a decent soundtrack? Wrestlemania Themes Maybe??

8. Ability to be able to use Special Entrances, IE: coming out to Limp Bizkit or Motorhead. Coming in from the ceiling. A car?, or those mini ring thingies that they had at Smackdown HCTP

9. ULTIMATE WARRIOR!!!!

10. Please, no season mode.

11. If there will be a season mode, no voice over, follow the SMACKDOWN:HCTP Theory!!