If you pre-ordered Mexican wrestling extravaganza Lucha Libre AAA: Heroes Del Ring because you really, really wanted the Mexican wrestling mask that ships with the game, we're terribly sorry. The product did not meet the standards of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008, so the game's creator, Slang, has decided to cancel the pre-order bonus/free mask giveaway promotion with retail outlets in the US and Canada.
“Rather than post a warning sign on the official AAA mask, we have decided to cancel the mask pre-order gift with purchase because we could not in good conscious (sic) distribute them to consumers due to the potential health risk," said Abraham Bautista, CEO of Slang.
Speaking of bad news, the Wii version's release has been pushed back a couple of weeks into November as well.
A few months ago, Slang sent our office a bunch of wrestling masks, and they are truly heroic face coverings that portray the honor and valiant actions of the greatest Luchadors. I wear mine every single day, proudly, and have yet to suffer any facial burns, mental distress, or other noticeable symptoms. But then again, I'm pretty hardcore. If these are the same kind of masks planned for the pre-order, and they are used responsibly, I can't see how they could be that dangerous, but it's probably a bad idea to give kids a toy that encourages them to tie fabric onto their face. Jake Gaskill put his on wrong and nearly suffocated before he realized he could breathe through his nose.
Check out this video of the game, to see what you're missing: