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PHILADELPHIA, PA – September 19, 2016 – CHIKARA, a global cult wrestling phenomenon with its high-flying action, over-the-top superhero antics, and frenzied wrestling fans, announced today plans to bring the crazy CHIKARA experience to video gamers with CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling (CAAW). Inspired by the classic wrestling video games from the 16-bit era, CAAW takes the best parts of arcade games like Wrestlefest and Saturday Night Slam Masters to bring players the most over-the-top, CHIKARA wrestling matches ever conceived with the power of Unreal Engine 4.

Watch the CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling promo video HERE:
Fireballs in your pro wrestling game? Welcome to CHIKARA: Action Action Wrestling.

The video game wrestling revolution will begin September 19 when CHIKARA launches a worldwide crowdfunding campaign over at Gamers and wrestling fanatics alike can help to make this project a reality by supporting the development at the CAAW Indiegogo web project. The Indiegogo website features a tiered system of contributions and each tier bracket includes amazing rewards; the greater the contribution to the development of CAAW, the greater the reward!

Additionally, backers can participate as campaign ambassadors in our referral program on Indiegogo, earning exclusive gifts by recommending and sharing the crowdfunding campaign with their friends and wrestling communities.
The high-flying arcade action of CAAW was inspired by the 16-bit golden era of wrestling games.

CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling will sport many features including:

  • Stars of CHIKARA – A roster of all the top stars complete with their over-the-top lucha libre antics faithfully representing the CHIKARA including Princess KimberLee, Hallowicked, Dasher Hatfield, Ophidian, and many more!
  • Great Game Modes – Ten initial playable game modes are planned including One vs. One, Tag Team, Three-Way Match, Four-Way Match, Four-Way Elimination, Trios Match, 6-Man Elimination, Cage Match, Infinite Gauntlet, and Battle Royal.
  • Slick and Stylish Visuals – 3D cell-shaded, high-quality visuals capture the sensational CHIKARA style.
  • Animated Action – Hundreds of hand-crafted animations perfectly capture the movement and antics that make CHIKARA unique to the wrestling world.
  • Engaging Gameplay – Intuitive controls allow players of all ages and skill levels to get into the CHIKARA action while emulating the simple gameplay style of classic arcade wrestling games.
  • Customization Options – Wrestle Factory Creation Suite puts the creative power in the hands of players with advanced create-an-arena and create-a-wrestler programs that include body morphing, move set assignments, tons of 3D accessories, and more.

CHIKARA’s crowdfunding campaign will begin on Monday, September 19 on

Visit the official CHIKARA website to learn more about the world of CHIKARA.

Stay tuned and follow up on CHIKARA: Action Arcade Wrestling via Twitter at @CHIKARApro.

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Since 2002, CHIKARA has been a market innovator bringing its unique, family-friendly flavor of Professional Wrestling to a global fan base. CHIKARA has reached millions of fans in more than 40 countries across 16 season of action combining a tried-and-true live turning schedule with the first of its kind, state-of-the-art video-on-demand and streaming subscription service. CHIKARA has fostered an interactive, culturally diverse fan-engaging experience they affectionately call “The Fun-Filled Lucha Super Party.”

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