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WWF War Zone

MobyRank MobyScore
Nintendo 64
85
3.0
PlayStation
84
3.3

Advertising Blurbs

www.nintendo.com – Nintendo 64:
    DUCK!!! There's a 300 pound wrestler about to pound your head into the living room carpet! In Acclaim's power-packed World Wrestling Federation: War Zone, there's enough flying flesh to make a vegetarian turn green. Eighteen of the league's biggest brawlers show up for the battle, and you're in control! Challenge the Undertaker to a cage match, or smack Steve Austin with a steel chair. Better yet, choose from hundreds of options to create your own custom wrestler. Lace up your boots and tighten those trunks. Slap on the grease, and prepare for War.

    Acclaim's staff had the guts to work closely with the tough guys of the World Wrestling Federation, which has resulted in a very realistic Game Pak. Wrestling auteur Vince McMahon and Jim Ross provide the play-by-play, so expect some sarcastic insults if your skills aren't sharpened. The wrestlers themselves stepped into the sound studio to provide grunts, taunts, and groans of agony. It wasn't hard to get the wrestlers to groan, because Acclaim motion-captured more than 300 of the meanest moves in the league. Before the big guys could head home, Acclaim made sure that you would be able to recognize the wrestlers by scanning a photo of each man's face. Now that's realism.

    You won't have time to drool over the authentic character graphics, because you'll be more concerned with avoiding Ken Shamrock's flying elbow smash. War Zone gives players many different ways to recreate World Wrestling Federation drama, from tournament action to cage matches. If you see it on "Raw", then you'll see it in this game. Four player capabilities allow you and your friends to take on tag team matches, and if you have the endurance then you can enter the Royal Rumble. Is there a wrestler out there you really dislike? Challenge him to a Weapons match and then smash him with a folding chair, or crash a television over his head. OUCH!!

    One of our favorite features of this game is the Create mode, where you can give birth to your very own World Wrestling Federation Superstar. It is obvious that the developers spent a lot of time on this feature, because the possibilities are virtually endless. Every element of the wrestler is adjustable, right down to the amount of hair on the wrestler's back. SICK!!

    From skinny purple aliens to mammoth tattooed bullies, anything is possible. You can name the wrestler whatever you like, and customize the wrestler's attributes as well. All of this information is saved onto the Controller Pak, so you can take your wrestler to wage war at a friend's house.

    Whether you're piledriving Goldust or pinning Shawn Michaels, World Wrestling Federation: War Zone delivers action-packed wrestling mayhem that will have you leaping off your couch.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53678) on May 20, 2005.

U.S. print ad:
    The Biggest Names in the World Wrestling Federation.
    Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels, The Undertaker, Kane, Ken Shamrock, Rocky Maivia, Triple H and more!

    The Only Wrestling Game on N64 with 640x480 Hi-Rez Graphics.
    Photo-realistic polygonal wrestlers and 3D environments.

    Create-A-Wrestler.
    Customize a wrestler's gender, body, face, strength and costume.

    Over 300 Motion Captured Maneuvers from the WWF's Finest.
    Finishing moves like "The Stone Cold Stunner" and Shawn Michaels' "Sweet Chin Music."

    The Only Professional Wrestling Game with 2-Man Commentary.
    Vince McMahon and Jim Ross bring you the action from ringside.

    Wrestle in Multiple "True To The Ring" Matches.
    Steel Cage, Gauntlet, Weapons, Royal Rumble and WWF Challenge.

    4-Player Action.
    One-on-one, Tag Team, Three- and Four-Player War Mode.

    WWF War Zone
    sweat the details

    Contributed by lugnut (359) on Apr 28, 2004.

Press Release - Nintendo 64:

    Acclaim Sports Launches WWF War Zone For Nintendo 64

    Hot On Heels Of Playstation Hit, WWF War Zone for Nintendo 64 ships August 11th

    Glen Cove, N.Y., August 11, 1998 -- Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, announced this morning that WWF War Zone for the Nintendo 64 is shipping today. The PlayStation version shipped Friday, July 24 to incredible consumer demand.

    "We haven't seen a weekend like this since the release of Final Fantasy VII. It is unprecedented that we should have such a big weekend in late July," said Dan DeMatteo, president of Babbages, Etc. commenting on the recent War Zone PlayStation launch.

    "WWF War Zone for PlayStation is our number one selling title," said Chris Armstrong, buyer for Toys 'R' Us. "Between Jeremy McGrath Supercross 98 and WWF War Zone, Acclaim has firmly established itself as a strong PlayStation publisher. We are eagerly anticipating the launch of the Nintendo 64 version this week."

    WWF War Zone joins the roster of popular Acclaim Sports titles including NFL Quarterback Club 98, the number one selling Nintendo 64 sports game in 1997, and the recently release All-Star Baseball 99 and Jeremy McGrath Supercross 98. On deck from the Acclaim Sports team is NFL Quarterback Club 99 shipping in September, and NBA Jam 99 and NHL Breakaway 99 coming in November.

    "WWF War Zone is just the start of our outstanding fall sports line-up." said Paul Eibeler vice president and general manger of Acclaim North America. "We're very pleased by the response we are receiving from retail and consumers alike."

    WWF War Zone is backed by major marketing support, including national TV and print advertising, and in-arena promotions. A strategy guide from Acclaim Publishing and WWF War Zone for Game Boy is also currently available. Acclaim Sports is already developing a WWF licensed follow-up to WWF War Zone which will ship in 1999. Acclaim's World Wrestling Federation license will not be renewed after its expiration on November 15, 1999. The proprietary game engine will be utilized for a sequel WWF title in '99 and additional wrestling games to be announced.

    ABOUT ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT
    Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher of software for Nintendo, Sony, Sega and personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim also publishes comic books, operates motion capture studios, and distributes a variety of entertainment software from other publishers worldwide. Visit Acclaim's web site, http://www.acclaim.net.

    WWF(tm): War Zone(tm) World Wrestling Federation and its logos are trademarks of Titan Sports, Inc. © 1998 Titan Sports, Inc. All other

    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 10, 2004.

Press Release - PlayStation:

    Acclaim Sports Unleashes WWF War Zone(tm) for PlayStation

    WWF War Zone's Record-Breaking Opening Kicks Off Acclaim Sports' Fall Line-Up

    Glen Cove, N.Y., July 29, 1998 -- Acclaim Sports, a division of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKLM), a leading worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced stronger than anticipated sales of the PlayStation version of WWF War Zone. Acclaim Sports' highly anticipated new wrestling game shipped last Friday, July 24 and retailers are already lining up for more.

    "WWF War Zone is the largest PlayStation launch in the history of Acclaim. Despite our aggressive forecast, our shipments still did not meet the incredible demand for the PlayStation product. We have already received significant reorders" said Paul Eibeler, vice president and general manager of Acclaim North America. "We are eagerly anticipating the release of WWF War Zone for Nintendo 64 which is expected to ship the second week of August."

    "We had high expectations for the product but the game basically sold out over the first weekend," said Doreen MacKenzie, merchandising manager/buyer for Babbages Etc. "We have already re-ordered the product."

    "We knew WWF War Zone would be a big title but this is really unprecedented. It is currently our number one title outselling all other games by a huge margin," said Jim MacKenzie divisional merchandise manager of KB Toys. "Between the quality of the product and the popularity of wrestling, we expect WWF War Zone to have strong sales through to the end of the year."

    "WWF War Zone is just the beginning of our outstanding 1998 sports line-up," said Eibeler, "Next up from the sports team is NFL Quarterback Club 99 shipping in September, and NBA Jam 99 and NHL Breakaway 99 coming in November. We moved NFL QBC 99 into September to provide more time to tune the AI (artificial intelligence) and to further strengthen our product line up for the first fiscal quarter. It will be worth the wait."

    Developed by Acclaim Entertainment's Iguana West Studios, creators of NHL Breakaway '98, Turok: Dinosaur Hunter (PC version), as well as many of Acclaim's previous best-selling WWF video games, WWF War Zone captures all of the theatrics and attitude that is the WWF. Through digitizing and texture mapping the faces of over a dozen WWF wrestlers on 3D polygonal figures, characters look identical to their real-life counterparts. Gamers can compete with one of the WWF superstars or with their own custom-designed wrestler and can bodyslam their opponents and pile drive their friends with over 300 signature and finishing moves unique to each wrestler. A variety of gimmick matches often arise when other wrestlers randomly charge down to ringside to interrupt matches and start informal battles.

    Additional features of Acclaim Sports' WWF War Zone wrestling video game include:

    • Complete 3D environment with polygonal wrestlers
    • In and out of the ring action, props and weapons
    • Motion capture and scanning of real WWF wrestlers
    • Multiplayer options and Training mode
    • WWF challenge matches - propelled by audio and video clips
    • Photorealistic Hi-Rez(tm) graphics and "create-a-wrestler" option

    WWF War Zone is backed by major marketing support, including national TV and print advertising in WWF magazines, and in-arena promotions. A strategy guide and WWF War Zone for Game Boy is also available. Acclaim Sports is already developing the follow-up to WWF War Zone which will ship in 1999.

    Acclaim Entertainment Background Information
    Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. is a leading worldwide publisher of software for Nintendo, Sony, Sega and personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim also publishes comic books, operates motion capture studios, and distributes a variety of entertainment software from other publishers worldwide. Visit Acclaim's web site, http://www.acclaim.net.

    WWF(tm): War Zone(tm) World Wrestling Federation and its logos are trademarks of Titan Sports, Inc. © 1998 Titan Sports, Inc. All other trademarks are trademarks of Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. TM ® & © 1998 Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.


    Contributed by skl (1142) on Mar 10, 2004.

From uk.playstation.com:
    Experience the thrills, spills and awesome power of WWF War Zone, because, let's face it, it's as close as you'll ever come, or would want to, to actually being in the ring.

    This bone-crunching game includes:

    All the major super-stars in the WWF including Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Undertaker, Kane, Shawn Michaels and more. Create-A-Wrestler mode Over 300 motion captured manoeuvres from your favourite wrestlers. 8 game modes-WWF Challenge, Versus, Tag Team, Steel Cage, Weapons, Co-op Tag Team, Tornado, 3 and 4 player War Mode and even training!

    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on Mar 29, 2002.