There’s a Hulk Hogan game coming…for Kinect

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I’ve been in bed, delirious with fever for a few days..but I’m pretty sure my overheated brain didn’t make this up. Apparently there’s a brand new wrestling game headed for the Xbox 360 and Kinect featuring that most iconic, equally overwrought leather-skinned Hulk Hogan. According to the studio behind the game, Hulk Hogan’s Main Event will be “the first performance-based wrestling game on Kinect for Xbox 360 that lets players train with mentor Hulk Hogan.” It’s not just about the wrasslin’ though because Hulk will help players “build their own wrestling personalities and learn the art of showmanship to win over the crowd”.

Oh boy.

“In Hulk Hogan’s Main Event, players will learn the ropes from the man himself as Hulk Hogan schools them on delivering the best show for the crowd by emulating famous Hulk poses and performing more than 30 punishing combos. The Kinect sensor tracks players’ every move; the more dynamic the motion, the more high impact the wrestler’s performance is.“ “Players will create their own unique wrestler personality through a robust create-a-wrestler feature including many choices for face, hair, tattoos, outfit, ethnicity, body type, and entrance music. Perform in nine different venues including the backyard brawl, local gym and giant stadium in front of a massive audience. Enter tournament mode for two player tag-team and take turns delivering extreme moves. Best of all, players can wield a variety of damaging objects including metal chairs and ladders to deliver bone-jarring hits to their opponents.”

“Listen up, people! You will feel the power of Hulkamania when you step into this game,” says Hulk Hogan of the game. “Whether you are taking the damage or selling the pain, this game will let you unleash your inner wrestler as you hype up the crowd while putting the hurt on anyone that stands in your way!”

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Though I’m probably going to end up dressed in yellow spandex, waving my hand about in the general vicinity of my ear, if this is the sort of thing that we have to look forward to for Kinect, I’m ready to put the thing back in its box and drop kick it over the back fence.

Last Updated: May 31, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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