TNA Impact! Impressions

Midway's reentry into the wrestling game business isn't going to happen until next year, but the company does have a few things to say about it.

Midway recently held a press event to discuss some of its upcoming lineup. While the main focus was on games coming out later in 2007, attendees also got another quick glimpse at the trailer for TNA Impact!, the wrestling game currently under development in Midway's Los Angeles studio.

The trailer was originally released back in December, and it shows AJ Styles and Samoa Joe entering the "Impact Zone" and briefly punching at each other in the ring. The two are also working directly with Midway as consultants on the game and are said to be heavily involved. The version of the trailer shown at the event goes on for a second or two longer and ends with a few quick flashes of other TNA wrestlers, including Jeff Jarrett, who appears to be holding up his trademark guitar. The only other official asset for the game thus far is a promotional shot featuring the TNA logo and three polygonally rendered wrestlers, AJ Styles, Monty Brown, and Jeff Hardy. The image is most definitely out of date, because Brown and Hardy no longer compete in TNA.

As for the game itself, details are few and far between. The game will duplicate the six-sided ring found in TNA and will feature many different match types. The ability to create your own wrestler is another feature that the team is currently considering. The team contains some heavy-duty Midway veterans, including people who have worked on such games as NFL Blitz, NBA Jam, Ready 2 Rumble Boxing, and more.

TNA Impact! is currently scheduled for release in the first half of 2008 on the PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii. We'll have more on this one later in the year.

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44 comments
jaydeepzone
jaydeepzone

the svr series wasn't 2 successFul at all. hope this'll b a great hit the graphics a re too good and the gameplay looks cooL

daguy209
daguy209

no its not going to be on ds when it comes out i will get it for my 360

DK994
DK994

is this game not goin 2 be on the ds??

purcy1232
purcy1232

only because the have had no competition 4 a couple of years

_Samsung_
_Samsung_

WWE and WWE Games are best and dats a friggin fact

_Samsung_
_Samsung_

PS3 SVR 2007 just beats it by about 0.09%

fudger2
fudger2

brushwithrob is so correct

sadistictetris
sadistictetris

i havent played a good wrestling game since smackdown 4 i hope they keep the gameplay simpe oh and how can someone be a true wrestling fan and like wwe better then tna the actual wrestling in tna is far better aside from a few good wrestlers all wwe has is talentless big men{i.e cena and batista}dont even get me started on the worst wrestler in the history of wrestlin the great kahli

brushwithrob
brushwithrob

I miss the N64 wrestling games. Those were the greatest ever.

donster0monster
donster0monster

i dont know how good this game can be...but i dont want Jeff hardy in it because i dont like him in Tna. i would like to see some cool Match Types....knockouts (divas)....and everyone's favorite wrestlers!

boricuasnake04
boricuasnake04

WELL ITS HARD TO SAY ITS A PRETTY HARD GAME TO MAKE... BUT REALLY WHO CARES WHEN YOU HAVE SUCH AWESOME RPG'S COMING OUT LOST ODYSSEY, BLUE DRAGON, MASS EFFECT...

HandsomeDead
HandsomeDead

If only AKI were involved, then it'd be worth the wait.

WCRIDER
WCRIDER

JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE JOE "JOES GOING TO KILL YOU" GOD I LOVE TNA FANS

Irve
Irve

Dear Midway, Save yourself a LOT of hassle and licence the King of Colusseum Engine from Spike .. it is by far and away the best 3d wrestler money can buy.

Lord_Daemon
Lord_Daemon

Wrestling games are a hard thing to get right so I'll be keeping an eye out to see how their engine works out. I'm definitely curious but fairly cautious due to the Midway's shaky past.

death_burnout
death_burnout

timesplitt wrote "wwe games > any other wrestling game except wcw revenge" oh i really hope you do not mean that timesplitt, thats plain ignorance, unless you got your symbols wrong the japanese have produced the finest wrestling games around, Fire Pro being the most popular, king of colosseum being in at second whats more annoying is that yukes the develper for the WWE games are japanese yet they produce shoddy wrestling games

FallenAngel
FallenAngel

Been never a fan of TNA. But been always a big fan of good wrestling games. So if this is any good, I'll def give it a shot.

kca89
kca89

Sounds interesting. Hopefully they make a good quality game so that I can play with my favorite TNA superstars without having to create them on Smackdown vs Raw.

Timesplitt
Timesplitt

wwe games > any other wrestling game except wcw revenge

Sonicplys
Sonicplys

Midway sucks now. So will this game.

GameFace06
GameFace06

To: sith_acolyte15. Monty Brown is with the wwe now.

Regginator14520
Regginator14520

gta11, how can you say WWE games will always be better when TNA Impact is not even out yet. TNA Impact has a better chance of being a great wrestling game then a modern WWE wrestling game, unless you enjoy soap operas. Fire Pro Wrestling D for Dreamcast was probably the best wrestling game ever besides No Mercy, its a toss up for me but TNA Impact is going to be great, look at the developement team they have!

death_burnout
death_burnout

2008? thats sucks, i really wanted this to come out this year, well if it makes it better than good gta11, the WWE games will always suck, not be better

clownofpoetry
clownofpoetry

flarisek, Monty Brown already has debuted. He's in ECW known as Marcus Cor Von. Should have been on SmackDown though. Send Flash Funk aka 2 Cold Scorpio down to ECW. He's a veteran there. And ECW certainly needs more veterans.

flarisek
flarisek

Just like bgres077 said, it's weird how Monty and Jeff are featured. That must mean they've been working on this for a couple of years. I wonder when Monty Brown's making his WWE debut?

gta11
gta11

WWE games will always be better.

interpolred
interpolred

Awww another year? I really wanted to see how this game turned out. Oh, well.

mr_pops238
mr_pops238

They better put the flipping piledriver in the game. Thats all i want. I will buy the game simply for that one move. I dont understand why THQ/Yukes cant add it to the Smackdown games. Ive been sending them tons of e-mails since HCTP to put the move in the game. I hate THQ/Yukes.....but i end up buying the same game every year anyway. Oh well.

Re_ensurer
Re_ensurer

No thanks. I'm not a wrestling fan.

sith_acolyte15
sith_acolyte15

I was wondering why I hadn't seen Monty Brown in awhile. Can't wait for this game though.

bgres077
bgres077

Interesting that they still had Money Brown and Jeff Hardy on there. It's been ages since they've wrestled in TNA.

rugbydude69
rugbydude69

better wrestlers? then the Chris Benoit? Jeff Hardy? Rey Mysterio? The Higlanders! come on! what a joke, and the Hexagon ring...... so gay

tbolt_88
tbolt_88

Woo i cant wait..TNA is so much better then WWE cuz its more about actual wrestling then stupid soap opera drama crap. PLus TNA has much better wrestlers such as AJ Styles, Kurt Angle and Somoa Joe.

Gameslayer3
Gameslayer3

its about time!!! iv been waiting for this. thank you for making it on the wii because thats all i plan on getting. but it will be wierd to play tho.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

First half of 2008?! Good grief, they might as well have not even started the hype machine until around the Summer. :?

gojays
gojays

UFC is better than TNA and WWE, but im still a big fan of both

AA7
AA7

Cant say im too excited for this one.

phillipo2934
phillipo2934

Thank you rugbydude69 WWE is the best. TNA is horrible.

ff7cloudking
ff7cloudking

TNA is a great wrestling compay, better the wwe imo, and i hope the game is as good as their product

icym
icym

Tough genre to break into after the WWE holding strong.. good luck

danteliveson
danteliveson

hopefully this can be as good as the smackdown games

Brain_Plug
Brain_Plug

why is the only part of the title in small lettering the "i"... thats just dumb