New Video Trailer | CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling Now Available on Steam


Unleash Powerbombs, Power-Ups, and Energy Beams in this Over-The-Top Throwback Arcade Wrestling Celebration

PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 15, 2019 – Ladies, gentleman and children of all ages… it’s time! Independent developer VICO Game Studio in partnership with Reverb Triple XP, and CHIKARA, the pro-wrestling innovator renowned for its family-friendly style that reaches millions of fans in 40+ countries, announced today that CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling (CAAW) is now available on Steam.

Built on UE4, the first-ever official CHIKARA video game captures the excitement of the “Fun-Filled Lucha Super Party” with over-the-top antics, fast arcade gameplay, comic book characters, and the signature CHIKARA style. Can’t find a wrestler or arena that fits your style? Jump into the Wrestle Factory Creation Suite and check out the plethora of customization tools to unleash your creativity. With full game controller support, the powerful Wrestle Factory Creative Suite editor, and future content updates, get your body ready for the most electrifying wrestling game ever conceived.

To mark this momentous milestone, CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling is now available for the promotional launch price of $13.49 (10% off S.R.P.)

“CHIKARA celebrates what is fun, exciting and dynamic about professional wrestling,” said Mike Quackenbush, founder and owner of CHIKARA. ”It’s a live-action comic book with the kinds of weird and wonderful characters and stories that idea promises. We’re the alternative to the cookie-cutter product of mainstream wrestling. To see that vision brought to life, in a video game that pays homage to the classic games I love to play, makes this all the sweeter.”

“I love the craziness, athleticism, and the pure fun of the CHIKARA brand,” said Dave Horn, executive producer for CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling. “Eugene and I wanted to capture everything we loved from the fast-paced wrestling arcade games we grew up with – ease of controls, quick gameplay and absurd fun! We look forward to fans of wrestling and video games alike playing the game, and we can’t wait to see what players create in the Wrestle Factory!”

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 and play with plenty of depth for the most seasoned wrestling gamer to keep coming back for more!

“CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling is a game that appeals to all players, not just those who are fans of wrestling,” states Eugene Tchoukhrov, lead programmer and producer at VICO Game Studio. “Making the game easy to play and fun was one of the most important aspects in designing CAAW. And really, who doesn’t love to dress up in crazy, colorful costumes and perform insane wrestling moves on their friends?”
CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling Key Features:

  • Customization Galore – The FREE Wrestle Factory Creation Suite puts more creative power in the hands of players. Loads of wrestler and arena options are available including body morphing, texture uploads, move set assignments, particle systems, physics-based accessories and more. Create fearsome monsters, favorite super heroes, rasslin’ icons… go crazy with the creative freedom of the Wrestle Factory!
  • Retro Gameplay Action Satisfaction – Intuitive two-button controls allows players of all ages and skill levels to easily jump into the arcade wrestling mayhem.
  • Online Ruckus – Jump online and battle it out with opponents across the globe with future modes to be added.
  • A Match for Every Style – Many different game modes are planned including One vs. One, Tornado Tag, Trios, 10-Person Battle Royal, Three-way and Four-way dances, Elimination matches, and more!
  • Stars of CHIKARA – Over 30 official wrestlers, complete with their over-the-top lucha libre antics to faithfully represent CHIKARA Pro including Fire Ant, Solo Darling, Hallowicked, Dasher Hatfield, and many more!
  • Continuous Free Updates – Future planned updates for CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling include new modes like Traditional Tag Team, Online Battle Royal Solo/Duos, Infinite Gauntlet, Online King of Trios, Cage Matches, and many more!

Stay updated on all CAAW activities by following the game on Twitter, ‘like’ us on Facebook, and visit the official game page at


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.

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.

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 20 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.”