Monday, March 31, 2008

TNA Impact - The Video Game

Good news for "not so old" console owners. The new wrestling game, TNA Impact, will be available for PS2 and Wii aside from PS3 and Xbox 360. The Associate Producer, Jaime Bencia, was asked why they brought the new game to PS2 and Wii. To answer a simple question, he said, “It just makes sense. There are 80 to 100 million – I’m not sure what the exact count is, but there are a ridiculous amount of PS2s out there. The truth of the matter is, we don’t want to neglect the fans. We can’t assume that everyone has a PS3 or Xbox 360. TNA is a global product. We want to make sure we get it out to as many people we possibly can. We’re proud of TNA and we’re proud of the product we have right now.”

The game on Wii was more focused on the game controls. Making sure that it is fun to play with and the controls are responsive. As for PS2, they want to make sure that the graphics are close as the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions with a frame rate that runs at 60fps.

As of now, things are still being processed and worked out with Point of View. But what's good about the Wii version is that they'll stick with the Wii remote and nunchuck and won't change it. The target release for the game is on Spring this year but according to sources, they might be a little bit behind but will try to simultaneously release the game.