Monday, July 7th, 2014

Concept Artwork From Canceled "Power Stone-Style" WWE Fighting Game (WWE Brawl)

  
A 3D " Power Stone-style" fighting game featuring reimagined designs of classic and current WWE superstars (titled WWE Brawl) was planned for a 2012 release, but was eventually canceled. A batch of WWE Brawl concept artwork created by Rich Lyons recently body-slammed the web, showing off awesomely-detailed and "exaggerated" designs for several iconic wrestlers, including: Stone Cold Steve Austin, Big Show, Hulk Hogan, Ted Dibiase, The Undertaker, Rey Mysterio, and even Vince McMahon (as the final boss?) controlling a giant mech. Needless to say, it's a shame this project was canceled - because it had potential!
 



 


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As you may know... Here at The Fighters Generation, we don't actually cover wrestling games (as they are not traditional fighting games). We also don't cover "celebrity" fighting games of any kind (because having celebrity TFG character profiles would just be weird). However, as an old school pro-wrestling fan and 2D artwork connoisseur, I did find these concepts post-worthy. Awesome artwork!

Y'know, in addition to WWF Wrestlefest (1991) and WWF Wrestlemania: The Arcade Game (1995), I actually enjoyed playing WWE All Stars (2011) for a little while. That said, WWE Brawl's "arcade-y" take on the typical wrestling game format seemed like it could've been halfway entertaining. However, the gameplay did look pretty clunky from the early footage (below), and might've been part of the reason it was scrapped.
 

WWE BRAWL GAMEPLAY VIDEOS
 




 

By the way... if Rich Lyons releases any more awesome WWE Brawl concept artwork anytime soon, this article will be updated.
 

Source:  Comics AllianceScrew AttackRich Lyons Art Blog
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