CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling has been in the works for years – and its release is coming sooner than anyone could’ve expected. CHIKARA as a company has been around for many years and with its unique mix of comedy and family-friendly action, it’s the perfect kind of concept for a video game. The original Action Arcade Wrestling games showcased some well-crafted wrestling action – with some rough edges intact. So far, the footage released of the game shows some of those remaining, but with more polish when it comes to the in-ring action side of things and a massive upgrade in terms of sheer silliness.
Players have a wide variety of supernatural things they can do, including use fire, and that alone helps make the game stand out. Until Fire Pro Wrestling Returns had both the New Japan Pro Wrestling and STARDOM licenses, CAAW was the only non-WWE licensed game on the market at all. Now, we’ve got this alongside FPW and an upcoming All Elite Wrestling game as well. This is a great time to be a wrestling game fan, and an even better time to be a wrestling fan. CHIKARA Action Arcade Wrestling will hit PC via Steam on October 8.