Those of you who had pre-ordered Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring, I apologize but I have to be the bearer of bad news today. There are two sets of news regarding that title that I’d like to bring up that were announced today:
The Wii version of the game has been delayed from its current launch window into the November 2010 timeframe, one month later than the release of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions.
“Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring is our first video game. And similar to proud parents, when you allow your creation, whether it is your offspring or a product, to proceed out into the world on its own, you want to arm it with the best possible upbringing so that it will succeed. With that in mind we have decided to delay the launch of the Wii version of Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring until November 2010. The slight delay will help to ensure that the game will provide fans with the best possible experience mixing the sport’s rich tradition and over-the-top action with a fantastic arcade combat style,” said Abraham Bautista, CEO of Slang.
For the second bit of information regarding the pre-order masks, please take a look after the break.
For those of you who were planning on getting on of the pre-order masks originally planned to be included with the game, I’m sorry but due to a non-compliant qualification, the masks have been cancelled with the purchase of the game when it’s released next week onto the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
“Rather than post a warning sign on the official AAA mask, we have decided to cancel the mask pre-order gift with purchase because we could not in good conscious distribute them to consumers due to the potential health risk. The mask is a sacred article of clothing worn by luchadores and recognized throughout the world as a symbol of honor and strength. We were excited to provide fans who pre-ordered Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring with a taste of the history and culture of Lucha Libre,” said Bautista.
Slang will continue to cooperate with retailers to make sure that all marketing of the pre-order gift with purchase will cease immediately and that no masks will be distributed to consumers. Slang is working on securing a new premium item/gift to replace the mask and that will represent the rich tradition of Lucha Libre.