I don’t know what it is about wrestling but even though I know it’s not entirely real I just love to watch it. It’s like a soap opera with copious amounts of violence and way more excitement.
Previously our only option in this space was to pick up a copy of THQ’s RAW (based on the WWE) and I am glad to see we are now getting competition in this genre.
Midway has gotten together with TNA and are now releasing TNA iMPACT to compete head to head with RAW and to celebrate the release of TNA’s first videogame we are giving away the PS3 version of TNA iMPACT to one lucky reader proudly sponsored by SterKinekor gaming.
All you have to do is email me a picture of one of TNA’s superstars along with their name.
You can send all entries to [email protected] and you can enter as many times as you like as long as every entry contains a different wrestler.
Click through to see the press release on how the stars of TNA helped to create this game, along with a hint on where to find those much needed pictures of wrestlers.
Midway Games Ltd., a subsidiary of Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY), a leading interactive entertainment software publisher and developer, today announced that TNA iMPACT!â„¢ has started shipping to stores across Europe for the XboxÂ®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PlayStationÂ®3 computer entertainment system and the PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system. The Wiiâ„¢ version is also expected to hit stores across Europe in October. Combining fast-paced intuitive controls, state-of-the-art wrestler likenesses and a unique Story Mode, TNA iMPACT! will deliver the most authentic video game wrestling experience to date.
â€œThe development of the â€˜iMPACT’ game has been an amazing process,â€ said Dixie Carter, president, TNA Wrestling. â€œMidway and TNA share the common goal of creating a wrestling game focusing on great game play. TNA features the most exciting and athletic roster in professional wrestling today, so it was critical that the game deliver the in-ring action we have on our shows. Our superstars were very involved collaboratively in the development from day one with this goal in mind. The result is a product that any wrestling fan that plays videogames is going to love.â€
â€œWorking very closely with TNA allowed us access to numerous resources needed to make the best wrestling game on the market today,â€ said Martin Spiess, executive vice president – international, Midway Games Ltd. â€œWe worked countless hours in scanning and motion capture sessions with each wrestler to not only ensure that our game was visually stunning, but to make sure the realism of each punch, slam and finishing move was captured.â€
TNA iMPACT! the video game is based on the fastest growing professional wrestling brand in the world and its flagship program TNA iMPACT!. Total Nonstop Action wrestling is in its sixth year of existence and offers sports entertainment fans a different look and feel from the traditional brand of wrestling. Focusing on athleticism, ground-breaking match types and captivating story lines, the TNA brand has quickly garnered world-wide recognition for wrestling excellence.
TNA iMPACT! the video game drops gamers into TNA’s signature six-sided ring to grapple as one of their favorite TNA Superstars for head-to-head and tag-team action. The game’s Story Mode will entertain for hours as the player guides a fallen champion back to TNA glory. Players can also test the limits in professional wrestling’s most innovative match, Ultimate X, and go online to battle friends or foes in head to head action.
Visit tnagame.com for more information. Additional screens, videos and fact sheets for the press can be found on Midway’s press site.
About the TNA iMPACT! video game
The TNA iMPACT! video game is the exclusive total nonstop action wrestling game based on the fastest growing professional wrestling brand in the world and its flagship program TNA IMPACT!. You choose your wrestling style, custom move set and clothing to construct the ultimate champion. The game also features top wrestling talent such as Abyss, Kurt Angle, Christian Cage, Rhino, Booker T, Samoa Joe, AJ Styles, Sting and more to deliver all of the excitement and action of the television show!
TNA Wrestling delivers a distinct brand of high-risk, athletic entertainment, featured weekly on "TNA iMPACT!" Thursdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Spike TV, plus major TV slots in UK, Europe and now also including Australia. TNA features the innovative six-sided ring and the high-flying "X Division," as well as concept matches such as "Ultimate X," "King of the Mountain,â€ and "Six Sides of Steel." TNA Entertainment, LLC is a privately held company headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, visit www.tnawrestling.com.
Last Updated: October 2, 2008