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On Friday, we ran a story about the awesome reveal of Macho Man Randy Savage in the upcoming WWE All Stars. While his inclusion is surprising due to his rough relationship with WWE, today's box art reveal shows off an even more unexpected inclusion -- Hulk Hogan.
Considering he's currently employed by the (technically) competing promotion TNA, we're not really sure how THQ pulled this one off. Whatever legal obstacles they faced have obviously been overcome, as you'll be slamming Andre like it was Wrestlemania III all over again.
Also on the cover are current superstars Kofi Kingston, Randy Orton, John Cena, and Rey Mysterio. They're joined by legends such as Ultimate Warrior, The Rock, and Randy Savage. I'd also like to point out that Warrior is the Ultimate Warrior's legal name now ever since he changed it. He's also as crazy in real life as he was during his promos. I look forward to playing as him in All Stars, and I'll make full use out of the two crappy moves that he used.
Take a look at the full box art below.
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Can't wait! This looks like it could be the best wrestling game to come around in a while.
Is it odd that none of these men have body hair.
I'm pretty sure WWE still owns the Hulk Hogan yellow/red likeness which is why they are able to put him in this game even though he's employed by another organization.
This game seems to me to be like the Super Smash Brothers of Wrestling games, and you know what, if that's truly the case, I'm all about it. I have no love at all for the so called male soap opera antics of the "sport", but just having a quick and easy beat 'em up to throw in and throw down with every once and awhile? Now that I would love.
Ah, taking me back to when wrestling was entertaining to me, the 80's. I'll wait and see, but may end up picking this up just for the nostalgia feel and to have something silly to play with friends while drinking...it'll me an excuse to stand up and yell "OOOHHH YYYEEEAAAHHH!!!"