THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced the release of their newest World Wrestling Entertainment licensed video game, WWE Day of Reckoning exclusively for Nintendo GameCubeTM. THQ is delighted that their first wrestling title this year is launching two weeks ahead of schedule on 17th September 2004.
"We're confident that WWE Day of Reckoning captures all the action, excitement and attitude of the world recognized World Wrestling Entertainment brand," stated Jon Rooke, Product Marketing Manger, THQ UK. "WWE Day of Reckoning delivers the GameCube's most comprehensive WWE experience to date with its compelling story mode, graphical upgrades and inclusion of new features including legends and licensed music."
"WWE licensed videogames are becoming deeper than ever, and we're pleased to give GameCube fans a solid addition to their library with WWE Day of Reckoning," said Nelo Lucich, Vice President of Interactive, JAKKS Pacific. "This year's GameCube title introduces classic superstars to the roster, and captures the realism of WWE programming, bringing the fans even closer to the action through this exclusive Nintendo GameCube release."
What the press are saying about WWE Day of Reckoning:
"Best wrestler on GameCube - 9.1/10" - CUBE
"We want this now, knickers and all" - NOM
"the best-looking wrestling game yet" - GamesMaster
An extensive marketing campaign for the title kicked off with specialist press covers across CUBE, NGC and GamesMaster. Print advertising, online promotions and sampling during the October Tour will all support the launch. Plus, THQ's ongoing Sky Sponsorship of the WWE programming will carry WWE Day of Reckoning tagging for three months.