Fire Pro Wrestling World
Game logo
Developer(s)
  • ZEX Corporation[1]
Publisher(s)Spike Chunsoft
Director(s)
  • Tomoyuki Matsumoto
  • Toshiaki Tamura
Producer(s)
  • Takashi Kobayashi
  • Yasu Iizuka
Designer(s)
  • Toshiaki Tamura
  • Takeshi Soejima
Programmer(s)Toshiharu Kume
Artist(s)Kazuhito Kimura
Composer(s)
SeriesFire Pro Wrestling
EngineUnity
Platform(s)
ReleaseWindows
  • WW: December 19, 2017
PlayStation 4
  • JP: August 9, 2018
  • US: August 28, 2018
  • EU: September 28, 2018
Genre(s)Fighting, wrestling
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Fire Pro Wrestling World is a professional wrestling video game published by Spike Chunsoft. The game was released on Steam on December 19, 2017, and for PlayStation 4 on August 9, August 28 and September 28, 2018, in Japan, the United States and Europe, respectively. The game is part of the Fire Pro Wrestling series.

Gameplay

Fire Pro Wrestling World sees a return to the timing and strategy based gameplay the series has become famous for, which was dropped in the series' last game, Fire Pro Wrestling for the Xbox 360 in 2012, in favor of a button-mashing mini-game. Game modes include the traditional death matches, including steel cages, barbed wire and landmines, MMA rules matches, and more. Fire Pro Wrestling World is the first game in the series to incorporate online multiplayer, holding up to four players in a match.

The game is the first in the series to become licensed by New Japan Pro-Wrestling. It features a Story Mode, dubbed Fighting Road, and the IWGP Heavyweight Championship. A Jr. Heavyweight Fighting Road story, as well as a Promoter mode, dubbed Fire Promoter, were made available later as DLC shortly after release.[2] A DLC featuring wrestlers from the women's professional wrestling promotion World Wonder Ring Stardom was added after the game's release.

Reception

The PlayStation 4 version of Fire Pro Wrestling World received "generally favorable reviews" according to review aggregator website Metacritic.[3]

Sam Brooke of Push Square called the game a fun return to form for the series, but criticized it for not being accessible to all gamers.[7]

See also

References

  1. ^ "Fire Pro Wrestling World Credits (Windows)". MobyGames. Blue Flame Labs. Retrieved November 5, 2017.
  2. ^ O'Connor, Alice (December 19, 2017). "Fire Pro Wrestling World launches off the top rope". Rock Paper Shotgun. Retrieved January 4, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "Fire Pro Wrestling World for PlayStation 4 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  4. ^ Patterson, Mollie L (August 30, 2018). "Fire Pro Wrestling World review". Electronic Gaming Monthly. EGM Media, LLC. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Musso, Gianluca (October 31, 2018). "Fire Pro Wrestling World - recensione". Eurogamer.it. Gamer Network. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Peeples, Jeremy (August 20, 2018). "Review: Fire Pro Wrestling World (PS4)". Hardcore Gamer. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  7. ^ a b Brooke, Sam (August 28, 2018). "Fire Pro Wrestling World Review (PS4)". Push Square. Gamer Network. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  8. ^ Moyse, Chris (September 1, 2018). "Review: Fire Pro Wrestling World". Destructoid. Enthusiast Gaming. Retrieved September 20, 2020.