News: Coming to unknown platforms soon.
Mastiff has announced they have acquired the video game rights to the Major League Eating license. The league runs most of the top eating events in America, including the famous hot dog eating contest on the Fourth of July.
The game, which is currently without any confirmed platforms or a release date, is said to be patterned after a one-on-one fighting game. Players will have to master "offensive and defensive weapons including burps, belches, and mustard gas." They will also have to control their gag reflex to prevent their on screen counterpart from hurling.
While it's hard to imagine competetive eating being adapted into a video game, executives at Mastiff and the MLE seem very excited:
"Major League Eaters aren't just elite athletes," says Bill Swartz, Head Woof at Mastiff. "They are the people who built America. Or at least the competitive eating part of America. And I am deeply honored that the International Federation of Competitive Eating and Major League Eating chose Mastiff as their exclusive videogame partner."
"We knew this sport would lend itself very well to an interactive format," said George Shea of Major League Eating. "Mastiff has the stomach and the sense of humor to pull this off."
We'll have more on Major League Eating soon, if we can stomach it, that is.