Bit Fry and WWE today announced a new licensing agreement that will integrate WWE Superstars and Legends into a growing roster Ultimate Rivals: Judgment with the universal WWE champion Roman Reigning and SmackDown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks the first to be added. Every superstar will be available to compete with some of today’s most accomplished athletes in every major sports league in a captivating three-on-three basketball game, with six additional superstars announced in the coming months. It will debut on Apple Arcade later this year, Apple’s award-winning game subscription service, which includes a one-month free trial and will be expanded to Steam and consoles in the future. Court is a continuation of last year’s successful Ultimate Rivals: Skating Rinktransferring the action from the ice to the basketball court.
Created using Unreal Engine, Court offers short-term games with arcade rules that increase accessibility while providing a deeper experience in which the most experienced players are more likely to win.
“With WWE joining the Ultimate Rivals franchise, we can now truly say that Bit Fry’s reimagining of arcade sports video games is truly the ultimate,” said Ben Freidlin, CEO and founder of Bit Fry Game Studios, Inc. Our promise to gamers has always been that they can build the best team of athletes to compete in ways they can imagine, and this promise has just taken on a whole new dimension and we are honored to have the creative opportunity to bring to life, and glad our players will enjoy it. “
Raines and Banks will join other licensed athletes such as Yannis Antetokunmpo, Luca Doncic, De’Aaron Fox, Kawhi Leonard, Zion Williamson and James Harden, WNBA’s Candice Parker, Diana Taurasi, Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins-Smith, USWNT. Alex Morgan, NFL Alex Ovechkin, NFL Juju Smith-Schuster, and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky. In total, gamers will be able to choose from over 140 competitors, including an extensive roster of unlockable talents existing from Rink…
“Bit Fry is a leading innovator in arcade sports and we’re thrilled to partner with them to bring great WWE characters and pop culture icons alongside some of the biggest athletes in the entire sports world,” said Sarah. Cummins, WWE’s senior vice president of consumer products. “This partnership gives our passionate fans another way to connect with their favorite WWE superstars and legends in a unique setting, giving WWE new opportunities to connect with a wide variety of sports fans.”
Players can compete in online multiplayer or single-player matches against AI opponents using touch controls or Bluetooth-connected console controllers, with new challenges such as The Gauntlet and a first-ever combat training mode. All of this will be accompanied by a soundtrack from legendary video game voice actor Tim Kitzrow (NBA Jam, NFL Blitz Wayne Gretzky 64), which fans fondly remember from their Midway 90s sporting titles.
New characters and leagues will be available in the coming months for players to visit. www.ultimaterivals.com for the latest information.