Game to feature new control mechanics, wrestlers, matches and modes.
GLEN COVE, N.Y., May 10, 2000 - Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company announced today that it will release ECW Anarchy Rulz for the PlayStation® game console in August and Sega Dreamcast(tm) in October of 2000. The game is named after Extreme Championship Wrestling's (ECW) annual pay-per-view spectacular, Anarchy Rulz, and follows ECW's first-ever video game title, ECW Hardcore Revolution.
ECW Anarchy Rulz will feature all-new control mechanics for easy pick-up-and-play action. The game will have over 60 of the most hardcore wrestlers, including the ECW debut of "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, The Sandman, and the Executive Producer of ECW Paul Heyman, joining the rest of ECW's outrageous stars. New matches include Street Fight, Table Match and the explosive Brimstone Match. And for the first time, ECW Anarchy Rulz' Stable Mode allows players to handpick their own allies and adversaries to battle through career mode.
The audio in ECW Anarchy Rulz leads the wrestling genre. Licensed music cuts include "Debonaire" by Dope and "Holy Man" by One Minute Silence. All wrestlers feature their own recorded voice packages for extreme realism. Plus, double trouble in the broadcast booth featuring the "voice of ECW" Joey Styles and the "Quintessential Stud Muffin" Joel Gertner.
Acclaim's Create your own Pay-Per-View, Create-A-Wrestler and Career Modes have been enhanced for even greater customization including belt defenses, where players can play one another in Title matches.
"We are pleased to bring hardcore wrestling fans the next installment of Extreme Championship Wrestling video games," commented Mike Archer, brand director at Acclaim Sports. "ECW Anarchy Rulz' all-new control system, new wrestlers, matches and game modes are sure to appeal to wrestling fans everywhere."
ECW Anarchy Rulz (PlayStation®) will be unveiled at the video game industry's largest trade show, Electronic Entertainment Exposition, (E3), May 11-13 in Los Angeles, CA. In addition, Acclaim Entertainment will host live Extreme Championship Wrestling matches at its booth (#1124, South Hall) at E3. Matches will take place on Thursday, May 10 and Friday, May 11 at various times.
ECW Anarchy Rulz is being developed by the video game industry's most experienced wrestling design team, Acclaim Studios-Salt Lake City. ECW Anarchy Rulz rating is currently pending from the ESRB.