The Wrestling Saga Continues With WWE® Day of Reckoning 2 for the Nintendo GameCube
Latest WWE Video Game Continues Original Storyline With New Plot Developments and Delivers Amazing Graphics, Roster Updates and an Enhanced Fighting System
CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., Aug. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced that WWE(R) Day of Reckoning 2(TM) has shipped to retailers throughout North America. Continuing the popular series with a full-scale offering of action, excitement and attitude, WWE Day of Reckoning 2 was developed by Yuke's Co., Ltd. in Japan exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube(TM).
WWE Day of Reckoning 2 offers players more than 45 characters, including current Superstars John Cena(R), Batista(TM), Triple H(R), Big Show(R), Randy Orton(TM) and playable Legends such as The Rock(R), Mankind(TM), Stone Cold(TM), Hulk Hogan(TM) and Bret Hart(TM). Including a new and longer original story mode filled with deception and betrayal, players can create their own Superstars and enjoy plot lines tying back to the original WWE Day of Reckoning video game. Complete with high quality cut scenes, improved graphics and an enhanced fighting system, WWE Day of Reckoning 2 also offers multiple levels of pain and limb damage, new finishing moves, special grapples and improved AI differentiators between characters to bring new levels of realism and fun to the franchise.
"With the original game having just achieved 'Player's Choice' status on Nintendo GameCube and now with this next stellar rendition, the WWE Day of Reckoning franchise is on track to become a long-term success story," said Peter Dille, senior vice president of worldwide marketing, THQ. "WWE Day of Reckoning 2 picks up where its predecessor left fans yearning for more and delivers another powerful installment of first class wrestling action."
"WWE Day of Reckoning 2 marks another step forward for the franchise," said Nelo Lucich, vice president of interactive, JAKKS Pacific. "With significant game play improvements, an impressive offering of Superstars and new Legends playable for the first time, WWE Day of Reckoning 2 is a must-have for gamers and core wrestling fans."
For more information about WWE Day of Reckoning 2 for Nintendo GameCube, THQ/JAKKS Pacific World Wrestling Entertainment video game franchises or THQ's complete 2005 lineup of games, please visit http://www.thq.com/.
About World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
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About JAKKS Pacific, Inc.
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. is a multi-brand company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products. The product categories include: Action Figures, Art Activity Kits, Stationery, Writing Instruments, Performance Kites, Water Toys, Sports Activity Toys, Vehicles, Infant/Pre-School, Plush, Construction Toys, Electronics, Dolls and Pet Toys and Accessories. The products are sold under various brand names including JAKKS Pacific(R), Play Along(R), Flying Colors(R), Road Champs(R), Child Guidance(R), Pentech(R), Trendmasters(R), Toymax(R), Funnoodle(R), Go Fly a Kite(R), Color Workshop(R), JPI(TM) and Plug It In & Play TV Games(TM). JAKKS and THQ are the members of THQ/JAKKS Pacific LLC, which publishes and markets WWE wrestling video games. For further information, visit http://www.jakkspacific.com/ or http://www.tvgames.com/.
About THQ Inc.
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