Here’s something relevant to the interests of the least cool people on the planet (myself included) (myself especially)!
Last week, Tumblr user Zakuuko floated the idea of a WWE video game done in the style of the original Pokémon games. Pro wrestlers would replace Pokemon trainers and also Pokemon, I guess, and long story short some 8-bit sprites popped up, and oh man, they’re perfect.
Here are a few of my favorites from the concept art, put together by Tommycase:
There are 10 altogether, so head over to Zakuuko’s Tumblr and check them out. It looks like the concept is taking off and they’ve already started planning a game, including notes like these which could not possibly have more exclamation points:
Two versions, as Pokemon, could be done : a “RAW” version and a “SMACKDOWN” version, it makes sense. It could be have exclusives wrestlers for each versions!
Wrestlers could gain exp. and learn wrestling moves, as a pokemon evolves for learning more moves!
Six wrestlers are allowed on the main team, but it would be possible to use only one at the time. There is not PC to stock them obviously (≧∇≦) but maybe a trainer room?
Recruiting wrestlers is possible with the same system for the legendaries pokemon from “Mystery Dungeon : Blue/Red Rescue Team” : fight them a lot of time and they will maybe join you! But remember that you can only have six buddies on your team! So… would it be possible to do face/heel turn in order to betray the wrestlers you don’t want anymore? We’re still thinking about it!
Fighting stables is possible, but with one wrestler at the time! They will be stronger than others fighters, I guess!
Jobbers without specific identity could be fought as equivalent as wild pokemons! They could be a good way to gain some experience, isn’t it?
Yep, I would play this, if only to make Pokemon-themed wrestling jokes in a real context for the first time in my life. The Usos use “splash!” John Cena kisses AJ and runs away using “bone rush!” You used “Sunny Day” on Bret Hart. It’s super effective!
BRB, writing assy Pokemon attack wrestling jokes for the rest of my life.