Rounding out the three system
onslaught of WWE titles, THQ will bring World Wrestling Wrestlemania X8 to the Gamecube.
Developed by Smackdown! creators, Yukes, this title is shaping up to be a major GC
hit. Featuring wrestlers from the newly acquired WCW (including Hulk Hogan, nWo members,
Rob Van Damm, and a bunch more) Wrestlemania X8 boasts 35 wrestling superstars awaiting
your every command.
Expect many of the basic modes we like in these games to appear,
including multiplayer matches and 35 other types (Hell in the Cell and TLC are on the list
so far). Rather than remaining focused on the Wrestlemania X8 venue, youll also be
able to play in Smackdown, Raw, Summer Slam, and Survivor Series arenas. The crowds will
react to the action with cheers and taunts, and all the glory of the WWE will be
represented in stunning graphics.
focuses on simulation, which should be a major attraction for wrestling buffs. Use
reversals and momentum shifts to get the upper hand, and each wrestler has a unique style
to master. That should add a lot of depth to the game, rewarding players for becoming
skillful with each of their favorite superstars.
X8 is looking great. It plays smoothly and effectively captures the excitement and thrill
of the televised events. Finally, a good excuse to buy those extra controllers
youll want to get all of your friends up in this one. You can be duking it out with
the legends or the kid around the block this summer on your Gamecube.