More classic arcade action is coming to iPhone and iPad soon. Earlier this week, THQ sneakily announced WWE WrestleFest, a modern re-imagining of the 1990s arcade classic, which alongside other co-op greats like X-Men, dominated a big chunk of our quarter-pumping days. Its vivid colors, silky smooth animation, and belligerent play could be described as mildly hypnotic, to say the least.

Alongside smoother, more impressive graphics, expect to see a mixed cast of new and old characters. Legends like Jake the Snake Roberts, Macho Man, and The Undertaker have been confirmed as playable characters alongside guys like CM Punk, John Cena, The Rock, and the "Apex Predator" Randy Orton.

WWE WrestleFest will also include online multiplayer, steel cage matches, the Royal Rumble, and new IAP "every 30 days."

We'll definitely bring you a definitive look as soon as possible. One thing that our crystal ball isn't digging already, however, is that THQ is choosing to tackle touch device control limitations with a virtual stick and two virtual buttons. If you love us, roll in iCade support!

[via Kotaku, pastapadre, and sescoops]

  • http://twitter.com/k3v2 Kevin Manne

    Please let it have iCade support!

  • http://twitter.com/Lappstrong LappDog

    One of my all time favorite arcade games. 2 player and icade support would be tops. this game only ever had two buttons so I can't imagine the gameplay will be any different than the arcade version.

  • Anonymous

    Edit: nevermind

  • http://twitter.com/Briansharks Brian Sharks

    Has THQ released any iOS games that included iCade support before?

  • Anonymous

    if this was an unlicensed sim of based on the regional territory system prowrestling had in the 70s and 80s it would be perfect. 

    • MVMNT

      OR just a straight port of the arcade original. Bit more obvious. no?

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalSpOoNMaN Anson Kessinger

    Would have been nice if the graphics were identical and same play control. I'd rather feel nostalgic while playing, rather than remembering the old game and wishing I were playing it. The graphics are just too smooth.... I wonder how the voice acting will be handled? Ya gotta be careful when updating a beloved product.

  • http://www.facebook.com/TheOriginalSpOoNMaN Anson Kessinger

    Would have been nice if the graphics were identical and same play control. I'd rather feel nostalgic while playing, rather than remembering the old game and wishing I were playing it. The graphics are just too smooth.... I wonder how the voice acting will be handled? Ya gotta be careful when updating a beloved product.

  • crex

    Super stoked for this. Interested in seeing the full roster list seeing as it includes stars from past and present.

  • http://twitter.com/sctheval London Brooks

    I'd Love to See My Fav of all time remain in this game MR. Perfect

  • Anonymous

    I haven't liked Wrestling for 20 years but I still like nostalgia...and that might be enough to make this a "buy".

    Loved the Royal Rumble and Cage Matches (and games of old).