News: Driver skids into 2011 while Lucha Libre bodyslams this October.
Citing the "competitive market at Christmas," Ubisoft has decided to delay the release of Driver: San Francisco into early 2011.
Taking its parking spot among this Fall's major releases is Slang's Mexican wrestling game Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes of the Ring. Distributed by Konami, the DSiWare, PC, PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360 game will now be released on October 12 (with a PSP version coming sometime later). According to Slang representatives, the game will miss its previously scheduled August release date due to a desire for a little bit more development time.
"Based on the positive feedback we received at the 2010 Electronic Entertainment Expo we decided to push the launch of Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes del Ring closer to the upcoming holiday shopping season. The additional time provides us with several key benefits including the ability to market to a larger audience, build greater street buzz with consumers and continue the development cycle," said Abraham Bautista, president of Slang. "The new launch date will facilitate our goal of creating an addictively fun game that combines an entertaining pick-up-and-play experience with Lucha Libre's passionate history and majestic Luchadores known for their brute strength and extreme aerial acrobatics inside the ring."
We'll have more on both titles soon.