Virtual Basement's The Wrestling Code looks to enter a jam-packed wrestling video game schedule.
WWE 2K looks to return, All Elite Wrestling is joining the fold, and RetroMania Arcade is appearing on the scene. Fightful Gaming was able to gain a bit of an update on the title as 2020 comes to a close. LSG, one of the first wrestlers contacted for the game revealed he'd be helping with motion capture.
"Right now I think they’re just setting up the gaming system. They’re developing all the 3D models for the wrestlers. ‘Cause right now the roster is huge. I didn’t think it’d be that big, but it looks like it’ll be a really big roster. I don’t know. I should check in with them soon. I know we’re scheduled to do some mo-cap soon. So, I’ll be a part of that. I get to do myself and I’m also going to be doing mo-cap for other wrestlers who can’t make it," LSG told us. "Should be a lot of fun. I’ve seen a lot of other guys do the 2k mo-cap and I’m dying to try it. It’s a lot of work."
The roster has exploded since the game was announced, but LSG doesn't think we'll see any official Ring of Honor integration into The Wrestling Code, even though he and others are going to be a part of it.
"It’s funny ‘cause I remember back in Nashville and I had all these people asking me about it, because I was one of the first guys announced for the game. There was like a buzz in the locker room about it. I think Virtual Basement almost wanted me and PJ Black to kinda go around and send out feelers to people. So, we were going around, telling them about the game and a lot of people were interested. I don’t know how many Ring of Honor guys are going to be involved. I don’t know if they’re allowed to, but I know people who just are just, like, ‘There’s not going to be a Ring of Honor game coming out.’ So, if there’s an opportunity to get into this one, I think people are going to jump at it," LSG said. "The cool thing is it’s opportunities for more guys to be seen on that level. Because before it was just WWE and that was it. Now you’ve got the chance to have independent stars show up in a video game and that’s a game changer. That’s huge."
LSG grew up on wrestling video games, but admitted that he missed some of the classics.
"I mean, I was big into the Smackdown games. I missed the boat on the N64 era. I’ve gone back and played them. I made sure to get No Mercy and I’ve played those. But, I grew up on the Smackdown games. Know Your Role, Just Bring It. Those are the ones I grew up on. That was like my Christmas treat. That’s the one thing I wanted every Christmas, just to get my Smackdown game and play it," he told us.
You can see our interview with LSG at the top of the page. Fightful Gaming will continue to bring you the latest on the wrestling and MMA gaming landscape.