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Fire Pro Wrestling HD coming to PSN & XBLA?

by GaryTun

Cult Japanese wrestling game Fire Pro Wrestling could be coming to the PSN and XBLA – and getting a nice HD update in the process.

The following is taken from a post on FireClubPro.com:

Fire Pro Wrestling HD
A new instalment in the Fire Pro Wrestling series featuring high definition graphics and online functionality to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Fire Pro.

– Full 1080p support
– High resolution 2D sprites (3 times the pixel density of Fire Pro Returns)
– “Rebuilt” game engine
– Xbox Live and PlayStation Network support for online play
– Full English translation available from the options menu
– Unlockables
– Downloadable content (download moves?!)
– Custom soundtrack support
– Upgraded logo editor featuring “image import“.
– Share edits and logos online with friends via PSN and Xbox Live

On September 9th, 2009
For Playstation 3 and XBOX 360
Format: Download only
Region: Japan

Developed by S-Neo and Grasshopper Manufacture
Published by Spike

The game also promises a wealth of modes including  (deep breath) Champion Road, One Night Match, Match Maker, Point Battle, Team Mach, Survival, Online Play, League, Tournament, Edit Mode and Card Shop.

While there’s no mention of a release outside of Japan, the fact that the game is being given a full English translation means it’s very likely that this will see the light of day in all territories.

There’s also no mention of a WiiWare version, but it has been announced that there’ll be a disc based release of Fire Pro Wrestling 20th Collection. This will include all the games released to date with English subtitles.

If this is all true (and not some massive April Fools joke as many suspect) then Fire Pro Wrestling fans can rejoice! If it is, well don’t say we didn’t warn you  to take this with a massive pinch of salt. Especially seeing as this hasn’t been officially confirmed and it’s highly unusual for games to be announced via a fan forum…