Back in March a particularly interesting Indie wrestling game was announced – WrestleQuest. Developed by Mega Cat Studios and published by Skybound Games, it’s an RPG drawing its inspiration from ’80s and ’90s wrestling, featuring a number of real-world athletes/performers. It’s due to arrive on Switch and a whole lot of platforms later this Summer.
Two of the development team have produced a pretty fun commentary video, showcasing 15 minutes of the game (top of page). It looks rather good, from the characters being based on wrestling toys down to the integration of wrestling moves and performance norms into turn-based battles.
As a reminder, below is some of the game’s official description.
In WrestleQuest, players assume the role of a young wrestling hopeful, on his quest to become one of the all-time greats while he powerbombs, slams, and suplexes his way to the top. Inspired by icons like the legendary “Macho Man” Randy Savage, our hero must immerse himself in the world of professional wrestling, which will not only test his athleticism but his will and conscience too.
Throughout the game, players will experience classic turn-based RPG combat that mixes real-time action with tactical choices, as they wrestle through a richly detailed and fantastic storyline, starting out as a newcomer, before ascending the ranks and becoming the sport’s greatest star, with help from legendary wrestlers that span the ages. The pixel-art graphics and overall visual style perfectly represent the combined worlds of wrestling, toys, and action figures.
Players will meet and interact with a host of legends as they progress through their quest, including “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Booker T, Andre The Giant, Jake “The Snake” Roberts, Diamond Dallas Page, Jeff Jarrett, and many more. With tons of side missions, bonus content, and much more, this is the ultimate main event that you won’t want to miss.
Definitely one to watch as it gets closer to release – let us know what you think, as always, in the comments.