After the tease on Twitter last week, Spike Chunsoft announced they will be returning to the Fire Pro Wrestling series with Fire Pro Wrestling World, coming to Steam and PlayStation 4. With an early access on Steam in Q2 2017.
The most recent entry in the series was 2012’s Fire Pro Wrestling for Xbox 360. The series is known for not having any licensed characters on the roster, but instead creating characters that hold likenesses to real life wrestlers with different names.
In order to distinguish itself among other fighting games, the game uses a timing-based grappling system that adds strategy to the sport as well as assists the game’s special move mechanics. This, combined with a large variety of different modes and characters, has kept the series relevant since its first release in 1989.
The edit mode will return to the series and will be “better than it has ever been”. This allows players to create any character they want. There are over 2000 moves and 2000 parts to work with.
The biggest change in this version of the game will be to allow players to fight online. This includes single match and tag match, as the creator states that it has taken them 1twelve years to get this far.
PLAY ONLINE: Organize exhibition matches, tournaments, leagues, championship bouts and battle royals withplayers from around the world.MIX UP THE RULES: Modes include Deathmatch (steel cage, barbed wire or landmines), MMA–style and no–holdsbarred Gruesome Fighting.UNLIMITED CUSTOMIZATION: Create your dream wrestler from over a thousand devastating moves and even more body parts tobattle for custom championship belts. Personalize the ring, mat logos and even the referee, thenshare your creations with the world.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.
You can check out a few screenshots and a trailer below: