WrestleMania XXI fights for retail belt

THQ's grappler slams its way onto the Xbox; wrestler features 45 pros, "superstar voice-over," and online play.


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Xbox owners, get ready to rumble. THQ today announced that WWE WrestleMania XXI is now available for the Xbox. The game was developed by Chicago-based Studio Gigante, which previously worked on Tao Feng: Fist of the Lotus. WrestleMania XXI was originally supposed to come out alongside the real-life main event in Los Angeles earlier this month but was delayed for unspecified reasons.

WM XXI is the latest wrestling game to use the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) license, and it features 45 of the sport's top stars, including Triple H, Rey Mysterio, and the Undertaker, as well as up-and-comers, Charlie Haas and Eugene. Gamers who'd rather not watch big sweaty men romping around in tights while grappling one another will be happy to know they can watch several WWE divas, including Stacy Keibler and Trish Stratus, romping around in tights while grappling one another.

The game will feature a career mode that lets gamers chisel out their own wrestlers, complete with his own set of grapples, garb, and gesticulations. Online play over Xbox Live includes several modes, among them single, triple-threat, and steel-cage matches. New to the game is the pro reversal system, which lets grapplers get out of any jam, provided their timing is right.

WrestleMania XXI is rated T for Teen and retails for $49.99. For more on the game, step into the ring with GameSpot's previous coverage, or check back soon for the full review.

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