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Nacho Libre game for DS

Majesco bets on Black.

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Majesco has announced plans to publish what they're billing as the first wrestling game for the Nintendo DS.

Nacho Libre will be based on the forthcoming movie of the same name, which stars Jack Black as Ignacio, a cook who works in a Mexican orphanage. He moonlights as a Lucha Libre wrestler (stage name: Nacho) to raise money for the kiddies, probably with hilarious results. It's the latest film from the creators of Napoleon Dynamite and the writer of School of Rock.

The game will let you play as Nacho or more than 10 other luchadors, each of whom has their own unique abilities. You can expect lots of dramatic wrestling moves, four play modes, mini-games that make use of the DS's touch screen and a wi-fi multiplayer mode for up to four opponents. It's all wrapped up with a "unique 'photo puppetry' visual style", apparently.

Nacho Libre is due to open in US cinemas this weekend, with a UK release to follow on August 11th. The game is out in October.

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