Eidos Announces Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood

Frankly bonkers wrestling title gets a sequel.

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Eidos Announces Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood
Eidos, one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software, announces its return to the world of extreme wrestling with Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood. The sequel to the genre-busting phenomenon Backyard Wrestling: Don't Try This At Home, Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood is being developed by Paradox and will be available for PlayStation 2 and Xbox in the UK in autumn 2004.

Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood boasts an extensive list of new features including online play, a completely revamped wrestling and animation system and massively improved graphics. The implementation of the new 'Enviro-Mental' engine delivers an unprecedented level of interaction with environments, objects and non-player characters. Standing and ground-based submissions, multi-position grappling, a block button and an improved body part specific damage system all add to the carnage!

Players will battle through both an enhanced single player experience, complete with death matches and a "quest for the belt" mode, or the ever popular, greatly expanded multi-player scenarios. The addition of online gameplay places the mayhem of BYW2 directly in your living room. Talk trash straight to your opponent using the USB Headset and establish yourself as the number one wrestler with the complete online ladder bracketing system. The list of licensed backyard brawlers has grown immensely, including stars from the explosive home video series, as well as some of the craziest pro wrestlers to ever set foot in a ring. The completely redesigned "create-a-wrestler" system allows gamers to create their own alter-ego including tattoos, face paint, customised clothing, and more!

Kevin Gill, brand manager at Eidos says, "Harnessing the power of the 'Enviro-Mental' gameplay engine, Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes The Neighborhood will continue blazing the trail of unprecedented environmental interaction and over the top violence. The inclusion of online play will finally allow gamers to deliver pain to opponents from around the world. With its completely re-designed and expanded "create-a-wrestler" system, an impressive new grappling system, more diverse move-set, solid hardcore soundtrack, and online play, BYW2 offers the complete wrestling package."