Lucha Libre preorders to get free wrestling masks

Slang giving eager gamers the chance to see life through the eyeholes of Dr. Wagner Jr., La Parka, Octagon, and Abismo Negro.

According to luchadore canon, there are few things more sacred to masked Mexican wrestlers than the ornate and distinctive headwear that hides (or communicates, depending on one's perspective) their true identities. While a mask's value is nigh incalculable to its wearer, that same mask's value to upstart publisher Slang is apparently zilch.

To promote the release of Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring, Slang is teaming up with a handful of retailers including GameStop to give customers who preorder an "authentic" wrestling mask from one of four famed AAA grapplers: Dr. Wagner Jr., La Parka, Octagon, or Abismo Negro. According to Slang, those who preorder will receive a mail-in voucher good for a replica mask of the publisher's choice upon picking up the game. However, GameStop is advertising that customers will receive their masks at the time of pickup.

La Parka is Spanish for "the parka."

The specialty retailer is also somewhat cagey as to whether or not customers will get to choose their preferred mask. All online GameStop preorder customers will receive the mask of Dr. Wagner Jr., while all four masks will be available at brick-and-mortar locations, but "selection may vary by store."

Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring is set for release on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Wii, and DSiWare on October 12, with a PSP version arriving "at a later date." All versions except for the DSiWare edition are eligible for the mask promotion. The Xbox 360 and PS3 editions of the game are being developed with the Unreal Engine 3 by Immersion Software, with offices in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Bogota, Colombia. Argentine developer Sabarasa Studios is handling development on the Wii, PSP, and DS editions of the game.

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28 comments
zMd113
zMd113

I'm looking forward to the game though.

zMd113
zMd113

Awesome idea but my head is way too big for those!

The_Mad_Hatter
The_Mad_Hatter

i am mexican, but not even i know who tha hell are those guys

vega13mv
vega13mv

this is actually one of the coolest things ive seen offered for a preorder, beats the hell out of a golden gun or map pak, just sucks that the game isnt very good. Mexican wrestling is great but it doesnt belong in a game.

0Aragorn0
0Aragorn0

lmao @ Brendan Sinclair. As soon as I read "La Parka is Spanish for 'the parka.'" I knew who wrote this.

jl0pez
jl0pez

Gamespot was late reporting this. This was on Gamestop's website over a month ago.

jl0pez
jl0pez

This was reported weeks ago, I don't know why this is considered news.

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

i cannot be any less excited, lol. :)

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

forget preorders who's gonna buy this game anyway?lol

fritigoerd
fritigoerd

What???? No selection for el Santo ??? Blue Demon???? Atlantis????? Kung Fu???? Mascara Sagrada???? Oh man wasted opportunities I say ... now on the serious side this games is coming waaaaaaay too late .... maybe my generation was interested when we were kids for a game like this but now not anymore ...... I do which good luck to developers from my country but no way I will buy a lucha libre game now .... ( I dont even buy wrestling games ) @BloomerNYC is just like in the states , no one belives it (for the sake of humanity I hope no one does) .... the thrill people get from it tho is mocking the wrestlers and the audience ... a weird side of the mexa humor ... Oh yeah Gamespot la parka in spanish would be parca which means Death

BloomerNYC
BloomerNYC

Lol. It must be hard trying to make a good video game out of a "sport" that sucks balls anyway. Anyone watch this stuff. Its hilarious. Do mexicans really take this stuff as seriously as i've been told?..That would be sad.

LunaDravo
LunaDravo

you know it's going to suck... why else give a free questionable mask away/

Glade_Gnarr
Glade_Gnarr

Why is avismo negro in the game, I thought he was dead, but he was the best.

Cow_tipping
Cow_tipping

when i heard about a lucha libre game i was happy but when i checked and found out it was just tna impact with new name i lost interest this game will FAIL

knoxyknight
knoxyknight

Was this really worth an article? I think not.

TrueIori
TrueIori

i rather see a sequel to Ultimate Muscle: Legends vs New Generation than this crap

lilmurfer
lilmurfer

You have got to be kidding me.

Arab-man666
Arab-man666

I hope this isn't a primer for a rushed, sloppy wrestling game that mirrors the combat system of TNA Impact... But that's the way it looks : /

Dan21278
Dan21278

With The Sims 3 available I will NOT be purchasing this

Dill-Man
Dill-Man

Who buys this, and how did this end up front page news?

theace43
theace43

Hey, wait! This might be another unsung gem like FirePro Wrestling Returns. .. wait ... no, it won't be.

nickythenewt21
nickythenewt21

I got a wrestling mask from Mexico. It's pretty cool. If I were actually interested in Mexican wrestling games, I might've preordered this just for the mask.

ahpuck
ahpuck

This game nails wrestling perfectly, boring and stupid.