Back in February, it was promised that a retro wave would be washing over the Modern Mania Wrestling landscape.
In recent months we've seen the emergence of a new generation of wrestlers inspired by familiar 80s Mania Wrestling Returns characters. New talent like Iron Mask, Aspin Northstar and Katana Starbright.
Now the time has come for some actual 8MWR stars to make their return to the modern day.
In terms of story, many years transpire between 8MWR and MMW. Even though they may be older, these iconic returning characters are ready to have an entirely new effect on your Modern Mania fed by acting in a variety of unique ways. And yes, they'll still be able to enter the squared circle to wrestle.
Beginning to arrive at the end of May will be... 8MWR ICONS!
ICONS are a revolutionary new card type for the MMW game. Just like every Wrestler in MMW has two different gimmicks per one card, every ICON will have two different versions per one card.
The "A" or "Shop" version of an ICON card will be one of the following NEW card types:
-TRAINERS are similar to Managers in 8MWR. They can be played alongside a Wrestler during any type of segment to provide stat bonuses.
Because of their ICON status and experience level in the biz, TRAINERS will provide large bonuses to SKILL, MIC, POP and PUSH for any wrestler they accompany.
-Agent - More info coming soon!
-Executive - More info coming soon!
-Personality - More info coming soon!
-Host - More info coming soon!
The "B" or "Unlockable" version of an ICON card will be their Wrestler card.
These Wrestler versions will have a once per in-game month usage limit and cannot suffer an injury. If an ICON wins a Title Belt or is involved in a Monthly Program, they will be able to wrestle as many times as needed in one month.
Upgrading an ICON from version A to version B will require Gimmick Point currency with no Training (or grinding!) required. Once you unlock the Wrestler version, you can freely switch back and forth between either version of your ICON cards at zero cost.
Starting this Monday, we will kickoff a weekly ICON promo schedule that will continue every Monday going forward for the foreseeable future. These promos will describe each of the new card category types in time, as well as reveal each of the 8MWR ICONS and the dates in which they will appear in the new ICON SHOP.
We're excited to finally announce some these details and can't wait until the 8MWR ICONS are a part of the Modern Mania Wrestling game!