SouthPeak Procures TNA License, Plans Two New Games

Last year, Midway Games released TNA Impact! in an attempt to offer fans an alternative to the WWE license of video games.  The game received moderate results as most people thought the gameplay was good, but the overall package left many features to be desired.  A sequel was planned by Midway, and perhaps the company was planning on remedying the flaws in the first game.  Unfortunately for Midway, though, they will never have the opportunity to release their sequel to TNA Impact!

After filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early 2009, many of Midway’s assets were acquired by Warner Bros. Interactive.  The TNA license, however, was acquired by SouthPeak Games, the team behind games like Ninjatown, Mushroom Men: The Spore Wars, Roogoo, and My Baby: First Steps.  (Hmmm…)

It appears that plans for a TNA sequel are still being carried out despite the new development team.  SouthPeak CEO Melanie Mroz stated that TNA Impact: Cross the Line would be available on the PSP and PSP Go later this year.  Terry Phillips, the chairman of SouthPeak Games, also announced that TNA Impact: Dual Slam would be arriving on the Nintendo DS, though no details of a release date were mentioned.

It seems as though the TNA license may continue to compete with the WWE license in the video game market.  With no announcements made regarding a home console game, though, just how good will that competition be?  Are plans for Xbox 360, Wii, and PlayStation 3 games on the horizon?  What exactly do the folks over at SouthPeak Games have in store for the TNA Wrestling fan?

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