Fire Pro Wrestling World Early Access Release Date Announced, Retro Wrestling Action Coming Soon

Fire Pro Wrestling World is bringing back the long-runnign series' signature grappling style and intense wrestling action this summer. In fact, you'll be able to start playing sooner than any of us originally thought! Spike Chunsoft revealed today that Fire Pro Wrestling World will enter Early Access on Steam on July 10. Check out the delightfully retro trailer above.

You'll notice from the tweet that you will have to pay $19.99. Early Access doesn't mean free. This isn't a beta or tech test. This is literally you getting Early Access to the full game in its current state, and you get to enjoy it before the official release date. You're also likely to run into a few bugs, and you'll be expected to report those. If you don't mind the early build, this is a great way to get a leg up on the competition and get some practice in before anyone else.

Fire Pro Wrestling is a long running wrestling series out of Japan that focuses more on grappling than anything else. Players will have to use carefully-timed button presses and strategy to better their opponents in the ring using a variety of wrestlers, some of whom bear a striking resemblance to famous WWE stars. It's a totally retro, totally arcade approach to wrestling. Easy to learn, difficult to master.

  • PLAY ONLINE
    Organize exhibition matches, tournaments, leagues, championship bouts and battle royals with players from around the world.
  • MIX UP THE RULES
    Modes include Deathmatch (steel cage, barbed wire or landmines), MMA rules and no-holds barred Gruesome Fighting.

  • UNLIMITED CUSTOMIZATION
    Create your dream wrestler from over a thousand devastating moves and even more body parts to battle for custom championship belts. Personalize the ring, mat logos and even the referee!

  • REALISTIC SIMULATION
    Give your creations personalities with a robust CPU logic system that defines their every action. Does your wrestler play to the crowd, or play dirty? You provide actors for the ringside drama.

You better believe we'll be there on July 10 when this drops, so look for us in the ring.