Uh…were you aware of the Lingerie Football League? I sure wasn't. …don't think I've ever seen it on ESPN.
And yet, my ignorance isn't stopping WWE 13 developer Yuke's from targeting the "gaming world's target market" with a game based on the LFL . This shouldn't come as a huge shock, though, as Yuke's has already delivered a game featuring scantily clad babes. Remember Rumble Roses ?
The developer announced they acquired the rights to the league (which has apparently been in existence since 2009) and now they're cranking on the interactive effort, which oughta be…interesting. Said Yuke's CEO Yukinori Taniguichi:
"We at Yuke's feel that there is incredible momentum building behind the LFL and that the sport is perfectly positioned to become the next big franchise in the gaming world."
Taniguchi added that the fan base of the LFL is about 60% male between the ages of 18 and 34, and that "perfectly aligns with the gaming world’s target market." If you didn't know, the LFL uses American football rules modified for a 50-yard field and oh yeah, the players wear lingerie. Well, uniforms that look a lot like lingerie, at any rate.
So who's up for it?