WCW/nWo Whiplash (lost build of cancelled Game.com professional wrestling game; 1999)

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The game's cover art.

Status: Lost

WCW/nWo Whiplash is a cancelled professional wrestling game. Developed by Tiger Electronics for its Game.com Pocket Pro handheld system, it was set for release in December 1999 prior to cancellation presumably linked to the Game.com's commercial failure and eventual discontinuation.


WCW/nWo Whiplash is obscure, even among other cancelled WCW games like WCW/nWo Live and WCW 2000.[1] According to the November 1999 issue of GamePro, which also provided a screenshot of the wrestler selection screen, players could fight their way towards the WCW World Heavyweight Championship in Championship Mode, or compete in Exhibition bouts.[2] WCW/nWo Whiplash would have allowed players to compete with WCW's top stars of the era, including nWo members "Hollywood" Hulk Hogan and Kevin Nash, as well as Diamond Dallas Page, Sting, and Goldberg.[3][2] The game was publicly showcased at the 1999 Electronic Entertainment Expo as part of Tiger Electronics' demonstration of its second Game.com console, the Pocket Pro, which was released in mid-1999.[4][5][6][7] Based on a preview from the July 1999 issue of GamePro, the game may have been originally called WCW Wrestling.[6] A confirmed planned release was reported by GameSpot, who were informed by Tiger Electronics in October 1999 that WCW/nWo Whiplash was intended to reach markets in December that same year.[8][7]

Alas, the game was never released.[7][1][3] The Game.com and its sequel were both critical and financial failures upon the original's release in September 1997.[7][1] Accumulating sales under the 300,000-mark, and despite including relatively revolutionary features like a touchscreen and internet connectivity, the handheld console received criticism for its expensive price tag, lacking features such as a colour display, and for its generally poor-quality games.[7][1] It was eventually shelved at the turn of the millennium, causing numerous upcoming games, including WCW/nWo Whiplash, to never be released as they most likely would not have been profitable.[7][1] It is currently unclear how far WCW/nWo Whiplash went into development prior to cancellation, although the game's preview at E3 and the available screenshot indicates that a build likely did exist.[3][1][7][6][4][5][2]


Following the cancellation and the Game.com's commercial failure, it has resulted in the handheld console's unreleased games becoming somewhat obscure lost media.[7][1][3] Regarding WCW/nWo Whiplash, the cover art has seemingly been released, indicating the game received an E rating by the ESRB.[3] Aside from one screenshot, no builds or footage of the game have publicly resurfaced.[2][3][7][1]



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