We did a hands-on preview for Skybound Video games and Mega Cat Studios newly introduced recreation WrestleQuest at PAX East 2022.
Are you a fan of wrestling? Do you are feeling that wrestling was higher earlier than the PG period? What are your ideas on Japanese position taking part in video games? Effectively for those who answered sure to all three of those questions then you might be in luck.
Skybound Video games will publish developer Mega Cat Studios’ newest recreation, Wrestlequest. Wrestlequest blends typical JRPG adventuring with the developmental technique of a wrestler rising by means of the famous person ranks. Be taught from WWE, WCW, and WWF legends to go from rookie to wrestling legend. Observe within the footsteps of Macho Man Randy Savage, Jeff Jarrett, and even the icon Hulk Hogan.
Wrestlequest teaches gamers tips on how to wrestle, reduce promos, and lay down the smackdown on their opponents. In the beginning of the sport, you’ll be tasked with designing your wrestler and shifting all through the world. Relatively than historic deities, the world that you just inhabit worships wrestlers.
Earlier than our hands-on gameplay with the WrestleQuest demo, I had not heard of the sport. What finally put the sport on our radar was a tweet from Mega Cat Studios stating that Jeff Jarrett could be at their sales space to advertise their upcoming recreation.
Sadly, we didn’t have the chance to satisfy Jeff Jarrett however did get the prospect to preview WrestleQuest and World Championship Boxing Supervisor 2.
As somebody who has loved wrestling for the final 20 years, it was fascinating seeing a brand new sort of wrestling recreation. Sure, it was a bit bizarre taking part in a JRPG wrestling recreation revolving round a wrestling faith, however the way in which it was introduced made sense.
As you discover the world, you be taught that there’s extra to being a wrestling famous person than pinning your opponent to the apron. Nefarious plans lie behind the scenes and there may be extra to the world past wrestling.
Studying the fight system took slightly bit to get used to, however finally, getting the profitable pin wasn’t troublesome. Clearly, a demo doesn’t present what the sport absolutely has to supply, nevertheless it gave us a style of what a world dominated by wrestling has to supply.
The demo left us desirous to discover the world much more and see how the overarching story performs out. Will wrestling be on the forefront of the sport or will the selections you make as a Hell or Face management how the RPGs story performs out.
The wrestling isn’t too troublesome to get behind however feels prefer it’s meant to reinforce the narrative relatively than be the first issue. Sure, the world revolves round wrestling, however the wrestling mechanics are simply part of it. Shifting all through the world feels a bit sluggish however flows just like different JRPGs.
Upcoming launch & Closing Ideas
As somebody who enjoys wrestling, WrestleQuest has potential. Hopefully, the story progresses at a quicker tempo as soon as it begins going. In any other case, the little bit of the demo we did get to play was enjoyable however a bit too gradual.
Hopefully, Mega Cat Studios does a greater job at storytelling than WWE artistic. I did really feel that the fight was overly simplistic, so hopefully, it turns into harder because the story progresses. If this recreation is something just like the outdated Closing Fantasy or Dragon Quests then we’re in for a shock hit.
Mega Cat Studios’ WrestleQuest is ready to launch on the Nintendo Swap, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Steam, Xbox One, and Xbox Sequence X. In the meanwhile, no launch window has been introduced, however with how polished the demo was, we might anticipate it earlier than later.