Backyard Wrestling 2 gets golden takedown

Eidos' extreme wrestling title is set to crawl into the ring November 16 for the Xbox and PS2.

Eidos today announced that Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood has officially gone gold and will be ready to rumble November 16 on the Xbox and PlayStation 2. Developed by Paradox, Backyard Wrestling 2 captures the suburban culture of amateur extreme wrestling in all its hillbilly glory.

Last week, Eidos released details on bonus giveaways to those who preorder Backyard Wrestling 2, which includes a DVD with several videos of making-of footage and a special interview with musician and playable character Andrew WK. The official Web site has also been updated and now includes new screenshots, desktops, and screensavers, as well as a preview of the game's soundtrack via "Backyard Wrestling Radio."

In Backyard Wrestling 2, brawlers will bumble around backyards, beating each other with several interactive items, including weed whackers, golf clubs, and sledgehammers, and performing a variety of maneuvers, such as backflipping off roofs into opponents, on their way to winning the Backyard Wrestling Championship. Online play has been cut from the final release of the game, but the game will feature musicians the Insane Clown Posse, porn star Tera Patrick, and real backyard wrestlers as playable characters. Backyard Wrestling 2: There Goes the Neighborhood is rated M and has an SRP of $49.99. For more information, check out our previous coverage.

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