WWE WrestleMania XIX
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|WWE WrestleMania XIX|
NTSC cover art featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin, Kurt Angle and The Rock
|Mode(s)||Single player, multiplayer|
|Distribution||1 × GameCube Optical Disc|
WWE WrestleMania XIX is a professional wrestling video game released exclusively for the Nintendo GameCube by THQ in 2003. Based on the professional wrestling promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), it is the sequel to WWE WrestleMania X8. The roster consists of around forty WWE wrestlers.
Unlike the previous game and other contemporary WWE games, WrestleMania XIX does not feature a conventional story/career mode in which players control a particular wrestler in a series of matches. Instead, the game features "Revenge Mode" a mission-based mode in which players try to achieve certain goals in various locations outside of the ring.
THQ followed WrestleMania XIX with WWE Day of Reckoning.
In Revenge Mode, a player can select any superstar on the roster (except for Stephanie and Vince McMahon) or a created superstar. The story begins with the player being dragged out of an arena by security guards and being literally tossed on the street. Later, the player encounters Stephanie McMahon. Stephanie notices that the player wants revenge on Vince McMahon for firing them, and the player and Stephanie devise a plan: to ruin Mr. McMahon's flagship pay-per-view: WrestleMania. To do this, Stephanie sends you to various locations and you must assault the various characters you encounter in each location, destroy WWE property, including blowing up an under construction skyscraper, crashing a WWE barge, wrecking the cars in a WWE parking lot, and so on. In the process, you also kill a multitude of security guards and WWE personnel who attack you with wrestling moves by throwing them into moving traffic, off the top of the skyscraper, and off the edge of the barge into the water below, eventually going on to ruin WrestleMania XIX.
- WrestleMania XIX allowed players to create customized arena entrances for created Superstars.
- Players can purchase new moves/move templates, weapons, and more.
- There can be as many as four wrestlers in the ring at once (with the addition of a referee).
- All playable superstars have alternate attire.
|2003 Spike Video Game Awards||Best Fighting Game||Nominated|
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