Yoshihiro Takayama

Spike Chunsoft has released the Yoshihiro Takayama Charity DLC Part 2 for Fire Pro Wrestling World on both the PlayStation 4 and PC for $2.99 (300 yen). The DLC adds two TAKAYAMANIA custom rings, a TAKAYAMANIA promotion/stable logo, and four T-shirt logos. The DLC Part 1 (released on December 18, 2017) allows you to play as Yoshihiro Takayama.

All of the Spike Chunsoft revenue accrued from both sets of the Takayama DLC will be donated to TAKAYAMANIA, which is a foundation established to help support Takayama and his family. The first DLC has raised around 3,840,000 yen ($35,000) as of September 2019.

Yoshihiro Takayama

Yoshihiro Takayama was paralyzed from the neck down in a pro-wrestling match with Yasu Urano in the DDT promotion on May 4, 2017. Known for his ability to withstand ungodly amounts of punishment; Takayama debuted in the shoot wrestling group UWFI back in the early 1990s before moving onto All Japan, Pro Wrestling NOAH, New Japan (where he once held the IWGP Heavyweight Championship now held by Tetsuya Naito), and others. It was in the mixed martial arts organization PRIDE FC where Takayama arguably endured the most amount of punishment. Many today still consider Takayama’s PRIDE 22 headline fight with Don Frye on June 23, 2002 at the Saitama Super Arena as the greatest fight in MMA history.

More DLC is being planned for Fire Pro Wrestling World, including a new scenario by Goichi Suda.

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Fire Pro Wrestling World is available now worldwide on the PlayStation 4 and PC via Steam.

Brian Cooper
Owner of the Japanese Nintendo blog and a gamer since the 1980s with the ZX Spectrum 48k+.

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