Fire Pro Wrestling date pinned down

Declaring that Fire Pro Wrestling Returns on the PlayStation 2 will be a "bargain powerbomb," Agetec today announced that the game is set for a North American release on November 13 with a retail price of $14.99. Developed by Spike, the Fire Pro Wrestling series is known for its reliance on 2D...

Declaring that Fire Pro Wrestling Returns on the PlayStation 2 will be a "bargain powerbomb," Agetec today announced that the game is set for a North American release on November 13 with a retail price of $14.99.

Developed by Spike, the Fire Pro Wrestling series is known for its reliance on 2D character sprites, as well as customization options that give players hundreds of choices for a created wrestler's moves and appearance. The game also includes a wealth of matches, from battle royales to barbed-wire, exploding-ring deathmatches.

The Fire Pro Wrestling series has previously made it to US shores twice, with a pair of Game Boy Advance installments localized by Bam! Entertainment. Like those games, Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is rated T for Teen.

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47 comments
KUNG-LO
KUNG-LO

is this game out in he UK yet ??? I want it bad !!!!

Heldog
Heldog

I had played the japanese version , I just hope they keep everything from the original version for the US.

A7Xfan
A7Xfan

I've been looking into this game for years. I could try to find it for GBA. But I think I'd prefer a console version. (all i have is Wii and 360) However if they make a DS one I'd get it.

JamesL007
JamesL007

Damn good price for a damn good game, what a deal and can you digg it.

clawboy
clawboy

Reminds me of Pro Wrestling for the NES. I'll be sure to pick up a copy when it's released.

enoslives7
enoslives7

sweet...I hope Owen Hart is selectable

joseluis73
joseluis73

AWESOME! Played the original Fire Pro G on PSX and created hundreds of wrestlers. Can't wait for the PS2, especially for $14.99.

Col-Neil
Col-Neil

fantastic i cant wait to get this

xxSupermanSGSxx
xxSupermanSGSxx

Best wrestling game out today period. Only thing coming close in terms of gameplay is King of Colosseum II. And on $15 bucks woot. I was about to have my PS2 modded with the Crystal Chip 2.0 and pay a good amount of money for the entire import setup but this is amazing. Also this is better on the PS2 as you can you AR Max to transfer saves and so on which is a huge part of this game.

Irve
Irve

That is a super tip top bargain !!! Fire pro is hands down the best Wrestling game you can buy .. it;s a shame that spice doesn't release a box set like Metal slug / king of fighters with Fire PRo X , SMS , D and R on it . Anyone who doesn't spend $15 on this is an idiot !

Monitor
Monitor

Just a quick comment on something PackerFan1996 said: The port is not removing anyone from the current FPR roster. WWE wrestlers were taken out of Firepro for Firepro Z...but there are still several gaijin wrestlers in the default roster. This same game came out in Japan in 2005 on the PS2, which is why it is coming out on the US PS2....it has taken 2 years for a company to buy the rights and secure permission to release it in the NA market (With a European release still planned, but no release date confirmed as of yet) Hopefully the game sells well enough that a new version is created for a current gen system, most likely PS3 or Wii, since the X-Box 360 doesn't have a huge base in Japan. Still. For $15.00, NA audeinces are getting a gift.

buuzer0
buuzer0

Bring this game to the next gen consoles and allow support for custom ring entrance themes from music saved to your HDD. And online play... U can keep the same graphics though (but make them high res)

Warfust
Warfust

Wow, nice and cheap. Sounds good!

rgsniper1
rgsniper1

Donuttrooper. I completely agree. How dare they have fun with there own site. I think we should bring it up at the next board meeting as this is just absurd and an outrage. /endsarcasm

Doolum
Doolum

thats a most welcoming price tag

anyjabroni
anyjabroni

I've never played any of the FPW games but I 've seen videos on youtube and it look s cool. 15 dollars and something for me to play on my PS2-SOLD!

master_swordx
master_swordx

HAIL! FIRE PRO man two great wrestling will make an IMPACT! on the same day!. Smackdown vs raw 2008 and fire pro wrestling returns BOTH FOR THE PS2!.

mrgames31
mrgames31

yes firepro fan since the beginning

buffdaddy69
buffdaddy69

I still play Fire Pro D to this date.

tha_guvna
tha_guvna

um never mind i got it it...ps2 man that succz...

playa42018
playa42018

It sucks thats it's coming on for the PS2, but fortunately I still have one so I guess I'm okay. I would have prefered a XBLA version or a X360 retail copy with online multiplayer. Fire Pro and AKI wrestling games are the best. SvR08 and TNA will suck.

tha_guvna
tha_guvna

um not to sound dumb but what system...

PackerFan1996
PackerFan1996

Being a FPW fan since FPW: S 6 Man Scramble for Sega Saturn, I've since owned FPW: D, among others with FPW D being my favorite. When I heard about FPW: R, I wanted to mod my PS2, but that process, along with the price of the game would cost around $100. I ditched that idea, and forgot about it. When I found out the same game (minus the pre-made US wrestlers) is coming to the US, I was in heaven. I've got it pre-ordered, and can't wait for November 13th. Heavenly!

shaggyaz
shaggyaz

15 bucks for fire pro? damn thats a steal.Looks liek ill have to add another game to buy list for 2007

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I was going to buy this even if it was $40 or $50. So this is a damn good deal. I had a ball with Fire Pro Z (for the PS1) and Fire Pro D (for the Dreamcast), I'm expecting the same fun for this installment.

exedeath
exedeath

They can't possibly mean this november can they? If they do it will be time for me to cancell all preorders since no game will bring as much joy as this.

DonutTrooper
DonutTrooper

Ok Gamespot, you can quit it with the game headline puns any time now.

DrCLos
DrCLos

Great price! Now I will definitely have to pick it up.

bghattas
bghattas

Coming out the same day as WWE 2008? Well, I'm getting this Fire Pro Wrestling game that day. Forget about that WWE game. TNA Impact! is what I'm waiting for. FPW will more than hold me over until then.

BlueFlameBat
BlueFlameBat

I thought Fire Pro Wrestling was a fictitious corporation owned by Nintendo. I guess I was wrong.

a_person917
a_person917

Yes! I can't wait to get this game, especially for only $14.99!

beprice3
beprice3

O.K.?Dont most of you import this game.At least make a PoS3 version.

munsoned
munsoned

this coulda been a big hit on the ps3...... oh well maybe next time... with online ?

bleigh316
bleigh316

FPW on Live would be awesome, still $15 for new FPW? awesome

exclusiveburner
exclusiveburner

hmm $8.75 to rent or $15 to buy, common sense here, its good to know i'll have a new wrestling game soon, it looks great despite graphics

ewmgreendawg
ewmgreendawg

i played the crap out of the first one for gba.

ill001
ill001

Why would they not bring this to the live arcade?

NightRain
NightRain

Ouch!! Now that's a powerbomb that hurts! But in a good way! Wow, 15 bucks for a good wrestling game like Fire Pro Wrestling, it's a steal. Seriously.

Polybren
Polybren

Declaring that Fire Pro Wrestling Returns on the PlayStation 2 will be a "bargain powerbomb," Agetec today announced that the game is set for a North American release on November 13 with a retail price of $14.99.

Developed by Spike, the Fire Pro Wrestling series is known for its reliance on 2D character sprites, as well as customization options that give players hundreds of choices for a created wrestler's moves and appearance. The game also includes a wealth of matches, from battle royales to barbed-wire, exploding-ring deathmatches.

The Fire Pro Wrestling series has previously made it to US shores twice, with a pair of Game Boy Advance installments localized by Bam! Entertainment. Like those games, Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is rated T for Teen.