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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 15, 2019 – Independent developer VICO Game Studio, and CHIKARA, the wrestling innovator renowned for its family-friendly style of professional wrestling that reaches millions of fans in over 40 countries, announced today that CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling (CAAW) will be launching in Fall 2019 on Steam. Inspired by the speed and quick button action of arcade wrestling games, players will revel in the fast gameplay, stylized comic-book visuals, and colorful cast of official CHIKARA wrestlers that include Razerhawk, Fire Ant, Hallowicked, Solo Darling, and many more.
VICO Game Studio has partnered with publisher Reverb Triple XP to bring the game on PC and to consoles. An indie publishing initiative of Reverb Communications, Reverb Triple XP will lead the marketing strategy for CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling with its veteran team of game industry specialists in PR, influencer, social, and production services.
Watch the all-new CAAW announcement trailer HERE: youtube.com/watch?v=ALI9QB0keoQ
Download the all-new CAAW announcement trailer HERE: reverb.gg/CAAWTrailer01
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CHIKARA delivers the arcade wrestling action with frickin’ laser beams.
“There’s a nostalgia to the fantastic special moves, quick and easy two-button controls, and outrageous gameplay from old-school wrestling games,” adds Eugene Tchoukhrov, lead programmer and producer at VICO Game studio. “There’s an audience starving for these types of games and we are delivering our version with an updated modern style and tons of customization features in CHIKARA.”
“Everything we loved about those fast-paced wrestling games from the arcades, we’ve brought into CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling,” states Dave Horn, executive producer for CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling. “Eugene and I saw an opportunity to bring that over-the-top style back combined with the unique CHIKARA brand, and we are looking forward to revealing more of CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling leading up to launch later this year.”
Welcome to the world of CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling… a game that combines the quick action found in arcade wrestling games with the theatrical flair only found in the independent wrestling phenomenon, CHIKARA. Step through the ropes in this fast-paced, arcade wrestling extravaganza that’s easy to pick up with plenty of depth for the most seasoned wrestling gamer to keep coming back for more! With full game controller support, choose from a roster of 30+ authentic CHIKARA wrestlers, executing their signature moves and superhuman abilities in the most over-the-top wrestling game ever conceived.
Got a crazier wrestling personality to add? No problem! Take advantage of the Wrestle Factory Creation Suite to create your ultimate wrestler for CAAW. The Wrestle Factory provides an unprecedented amount of creation tools where gamers can unleash their creativity. Create fearsome monsters, favorite superheroes, classic arenas, rasslin’ icons… go crazy with the creative freedom of the Wrestle Factory!
With CHIKARA’s Wrestle Factory Creation Suite, customize every aspect in making your unique wrestler.
Built using Unreal Engine 4, CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling will be launching this Fall 2019 – be sure to add the game to your wishlist on Steam. Stay updated on all CAAW activities by following the game on Twitter, ‘like’ us on Facebook, and visit the official game page at ActionArcadeWrestling.com.
Since 2002, CHIKARA has been a market innovator bringing its unique, family-friendly flavor of Professional Wrestling to a global fan base. CHIKARA has reached millions of fans in more than 40 countries, across 16 seasons of action, combining a tried-and-true live touring schedule with the first of its kind, state-of-the-art video-on-demand and streaming subscription service. CHIKARA has fostered an interactive, culturally diverse fan-engaging experience that they affectionately call “The Fun-Filled Lucha Super Party.”
ABOUT REVERB TRIPLE XP
Reverb Triple XP provides a spectrum of services customized to focus on the needs of indie game developers. Triple XP titles stand out with excellent gameplay, creative design, and that elusive fun factor. Once identified, Reverb’s team of game industry veterans partner with the indie dev team, fully understand the game by actually playing it and provide world class marketing, PR, social, production and distribution services that are fitting for games of the highest quality. A cornerstone of the programs is that the developer retains creative control and ownership of its intellectual property as well as receiving a custom solution tailored to their exact needs. Each year, only a handful of titles are chosen to be in Reverb Triple XP, prioritizing quality over quantity.
ABOUT VICO GAME STUDIO LLC
CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling was created by the joint partnership between lead programmer and producer Eugene Tchoukhrov, founder of VICO Game Studio LLC, and executive producer David Horn, independent developer. After the initial success of their first wrestling team-up, Action Arcade Wrestling 2, the duo launched a successful Indiegogo campaign for initial funding for CAAW. Tchoukhrov and Horn have devoted much of their spare time from their full-time jobs to the production and launch CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling.