If this isn’t game-changing news from the Lingerie Football League we don’t know what could possibly get our attention. The LFL announced today that Japanese video game developers are working on a gaming platform for the lingerie league. First question: Will there be wardrobe malfunctions? That wasn’t answered in the press release posted on the LFL Facebook account this afternoon.
You might remember that the LFL won’t have a 2012 season in the U.S., but the girls have been playing in front of packed arenas in Australia. Is it possible that we are watching the beginning of the world’s next soccer? Lingerie football in Brazil, Sweden, Japan, South Africa?
Official Press Release:
(LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – Thursday, June 14, 2012) Officials from ‘US’ fastest growing sports league’ (BusinessWeek), Lingerie Football League, LLC. (or ‘LFL’) announced moments ago that the LFL has teamed with Osaka, Japan based YUKE’s Co. Ltd to design and develop the official LFL gaming platforms.
YUKE’s is a leading video game developer having produced popular sports gaming franchises such as ‘Undisputed’ for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and ‘Smackdown!’ for World Wrestling Entertainment. “As a leading sports and entertainment focused company we have to keep a pulse on what is the next big franchise. We at YUKEs 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”, said, Yukinori Taniguchi, CEO, YUKEs Co. Ltd.
YUKEs and the LFL will go into design and development of the official LFL gaming platforms with a focus on capturing the essence of the intensity, speed, beauty and on-the-field action of LFL football. The core global fan base of the LFL which consists of nearly 60% Men 18-34 perfectly aligns with the gaming world’s target demographic.
“This truly a monumental moment for our sport and its credibility as a mainstream franchise. Having an industry leader with a proven track record such as Mr. Taniguchi and his team at YUKEs developing our game will insure a quality game that our fans around the world will love”, said, Mitchell Mortaza, Founder & Chairman, Lingerie Football League, LLC.
1.) Will gamers be able to rip off the jersey?
2.) Will there be a NSFW version?
3.) Who will be on the cover? Please don’t tell us Angela Rypien.