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Wrestling Gamers United Newsletter #782

STOP THE PRESSES!

NEW FIRE PRO WRESTLING GAME!

NEW FIRE PRO WRESTLING GAME!

NEW FIRE PRO WRESTLING GAME!

NEW FIRE PRO WRESTLING GAME!

NEW FIRE PRO WRESTLING GAME!

Ok, deep breath…deep breath, Davey. But you read right! If you haven’t heard by now then let me be the bearer of just about the best news ever. Spike Chunsoft has just announced the upcoming release of Fire Pro Wrestling World for PS4 and Steam.

Just what do we know about this new Fire Pro Wrestling game? Not a whole lot going by the press release:

http://www.dualshockers.com/2017/03/02/fire-pro-wrestling-return/

At first glance it appears as though it’s at least going to be an online Fire Pro Wrestling Returns with higher resolution graphics. We’re not seeing much in the way of new features or match types but that could be because it’s actually starting out as an Early Access release on Steam which is…kinda weird for a game franchise with Fire Pro’s lengthy history and console publishing deal.

It’s Steam store page offers a few more clues:

http://store.steampowered.com/app/564230/

Not seeing a Mac or Linux release, at least not yet. And it’s apparently starting off with a roster of 30 wrestlers?! Not sure why they would artificially limit the roster since it’s made up of created wrestlers from the game’s edit feature…unless their business plan here is to generate revenue from DLC in the form of move/wrestler/content packages. Honestly? I’d pay…a lot for a strong new Fire Pro.

A skeptic could make a case for this having the surface appearance of being a re-tooled Fire Pro Wrestling Returns “Freemium” model revenue generator. Hell, even so, if that’s what it takes to bring Fire Pro to the current generation with a genuine update then they can take my money with whatever business model works for them.

Welcome (back) to the PC master race, Fire Pro! The Pro Wrestling X crew, Mat Dickie, Adam Ryland, and Dave Horn’s Chikara Action Arcade Wrestling team have all been waiting for you to come join the party!

I’m just thrilled and thankful that Pro Wrestling X has a crew that didn’t get sick to their stomachs when they heard that the mighty Fire Pro Wrestling was coming to our neighborhood. Quite the opposite, let’s all push each other to exceed our goals each in our own unique way for a wrestling game scene that makes gamers remember THIS as the glory days of wrestling gaming!

And if you really want to bring back some Fire Pro memories and make a big batch of new ones you can help fan the glowing embers of the old Fire Pro Club as it claws its way back to life as this helpful and friendly Facebook group:

https://www.facebook.com/groups/7440237863/

In the meantime and in between time, that's it, another edition of Wrestling Gamers United.

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