Wrestle Kingdom is a licensed professional wrestling game that combines the top stars of New Japan Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling, Pro Wrestling NOAH, and Freelancers.

It uses a modified engine seen in previous Yukes games, the WWE Day of Reckoning series. While not as simulation-based as its Japanese contemporaries, it is also not as frantic and arcade-like as its American counterparts.


New Japan Pro Wrestling

All Japan Pro Wrestling

Pro Wrestling NOAH



Wrestle Kingdom has the basic wrestling video game matches, including singles, tag teams, triple threats, fatal four ways, and battle royals. No specialty matches are featured.

The defining mode in Wrestle Kingdom is the Drama mode. In this mode, you must create a wrestler and train under one of the top stars from each promotion. As you go, you must train to improve your stats. This is the only way to unlock more moves.

Towards the end, you will pick from a list of promotional titles or tournaments, such as the G-1 Climax. Depending on which you select, you can unlock certain wrestlers and unlock your trainer's move set.

See also

  • Screenshots - A collection of screenshots for this game.
  • Videos - A collection of videos featuring this game.