THQ Announces WWE Legends of WrestleMania

Jason Debelyak

THQ has announced that WWE Legends of WrestleMania is in development and due out for Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in March of 2009.

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - May 6, 2008 - 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.”

  • Wonder if the Warrior will be in the game this time around. I know they got issues him and Vince but still, would be cool. Same goes for some Randy Savage.
  • well warrior is dropping hit here and there of a return to the ring and he wants to fight vince at wrestemania 25 so if that happens i can see him making the cut :)
  • Whos Warrior? And a next-gen Hulk Hogan? YESSSSS
  • Who's the Ultimate Warrior? XD
  • Lol UEFA Champs League for wrestling... or March Madness for the Americans
  • nice, I love wwe games I own svr 06, 07, and 08 thinking about buying this..
  • WWE is awesome and i hope this game will be good.
  • really liked sd vs rw 08 so looking foward to this being a good one
  • OMFG... "who is the warrior" you need schooling. These poor kids today made to watch shit like John Cena
  • After about 2-3 years of WWE ive finally figured its a waste of time. Its kinda stupid if you 42 years old and like this stuff
  • Darth Heyburt, I agree. These kids are stupid. Overall, I hate wrestling though. Well, wrestling of now of today. It was awesome in the 80's and 90's. Now it's just complete utter trash. I do watch TNA but rarely. WWE is pretty much a joke right now but Undertaker owns all ;).
  • Darth exactly my point. They should have Rikishi and FUnakai and Eddie and benoit there the best ever
  • dude this sounds sweet ill def buy it
  • I'm all over it. Hopefully they'll have true legends like Andre, Warrior, BROOKLYN BRAWLER, among others.
  • the list should have Harley Race, Ric Flair, Ricky Steamboat, Warrior, Slaughter, Backlund, Terry and Dory Funk, Doink, Undertaker (old school) Big John Studd, Dibiase and IRS, Greg Valentine, Piper, Arn Anderson, Savage, Hogan, Andre, Austin, The Rock, BRAWLER AND ALDO MONTAYA, Three Faces of Foley and tons more i can't think of Since the WWE now owns WCW and NWA it opens the doors for all kinds of legends
  • talk about the game not the company
  • Bam Bam Bigelow, Ultimate Warrior, Sid Vicious err....Psycho Sid, Big Boss Man, Roddy Piper, Ted DiBiase, BRet Hart, Steve Austin, Jim Duggan, Hillbilly Jim, Nailz, Undertaker, Jake the Snake Roberts, Bad News Brown, Tito Santana, Rick Martel, Pete Rose(hey he appeared in what 3 Wrestlemanias and is in there hall of fame??) That's who I would like to see, and I agree you don't know who the Warrior is then really question your morals of being A Wrestling fan in ANY sort, and please bring some classic arenas and the legends cage which made me mad is not in SvR08
  • hope to see bret hart and owen hart. I would like to see sid vicious too.
  • people who don,t know ultimate warrior should hang there head in shame. one of my all time favorite wrestlers.
  • Ultimate Warrior FTW! Seriously though, sorry, but the Smackdown games are LAME. THQ should be stripped of the license for their persistant EA-esque 'tweaks' to what amount to a 10 year old game engine. Here's hoping Midway rock the boat with TNA. That game looks like it may freshen up the genre, and give THQ something to think about.
  • i agree 100% with flimflam Smackdown VS Raw are rubish if they just released it for 360 and PS3 could be a better game. Although i will buy it, it will still just be Smackdown VS Raw but with legends. Just my opinion
  • i take it this is gonna be a legends only game if so sweet
  • Warrior would never be in a WWE game as long as Vince lives. If they do make the game though the Road Warriors need to be in it. BTW TNA > WWE, story lines are better, superstars are better, announcers are better (except King and JR), and they way they keep the action going.
  • It would be great to play a good game with warrior, vicious, slaughter, bossman and like from the WWE/WWFs prime, i stopped watching a few years back it was more like a bad soap opera than a series of wrestling matches. A bit of storyline is good but recent years its more "story" than fight.
  • WWE may be awesome but the games........YAY ANOTHER RIP OFF!!!!!! I'd rather EA make WWE at least they could make it look good!
  • legion of dooooooom, dudley boys, the hulk, warrior, hart foundation....need i say more...bring it on!!!!...just hope it isnt the same old,same old and they add some spice into the mix!
  • ROH > tna and wwe
  • Warrior is probably the most energetic wrestler ever. And that's saying a lot especially if you look at the wrestlers he went up against like Hogan, Savage, Flair, Shawn Michaels, and all.
  • Legion of Doom = Greatest Tag Team Ever R.I.P. Animal --- The fight lives on in his son... James Laurinaitis (Ohio St. LB #33)
  • Bret Heart, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, Undertaker, Maked Kane, 3 faces of Foley, warrior, King Kong Bundy, Andre The Gaint, Hulk Hogan, Bam Bigeol, Randy Savage, L-O-D, A-p-A, The Dudleys, The Hardys, SGT Slaugther, Rick Flair and the four horsemen, Eddie, Chris Beniote, Rick Rude, Jake the snake Roberts, Rikisa, The Rock, Stone Cold Steve Austin, booker T. To Be Honest, its going to take awhile to think of the best of the best in the WWE. Also my spelling is bad, i know... lol
  • "R.I.P. Animal --- The fight lives on in his son... James Laurinaitis (Ohio St. LB #33)" yea you know its Hawk who died right? not Animal
  • WOW. If you are going to make fun of WWE, then why did you look at this news. Personally, I think this can be good, but does this mean that legends will be taken out of SVR?
  • I highly doubt they would have any wrestlers currently wrestling for TNA as some of you suggested would make it into the game. Sure they can show footage of them on dvds and their on-demand service, since they own the rights to the video footage, but they don't own the right to a persons look or anything, only maybe some wrestling names.
  • they own the rights to the name so they can have guys like diesal and razor ramon with out having kevin nash and scott hall in the game
  • First off Keizer Godzilla Nailz later became kane so he wouldn't be in it. We need to think more along the lines of Freddy Blassie Chief Jay Strongbow Junkyard Dog Hillbilly Jim, Honkeytonk Man, The bushwackers Demolition the rockers those are the real legends
  • nailz isn't kane kane was issac yankem
  • All you need on the roster is Triple H, and Warrior. A good CAW storyline wouldn't hurt either (provided they have a CAW system in the game). They should also put GM mode in since they didn't give it to us in SvR 09.
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