New 'Ready 2 Rumble' Team 'Very Aware' Of Afro Thunder Legacy

"Ready 2 Rumble" was one of the reasons to purchase a Dreamcast at launch back in 1999, partly because it had such memorable characters like Afro Thunder.

When Atari announced their new Wii-only take on "Ready 2 Rumble," I immediately scoured screens for signs of Afro Thunder, Boris "The Bear" Knokimov -- anyone!

But they were nowhere to be found.

That's not a reason to count the old crew out yet, though. An Atari public relations representative told me this morning that "the team is VERY aware that Afro Thunder is a huge asset for this franchise."

Sounds like an encouraging sign to me. What about you guys? Would Afro Thunder and his ilk make this new "Ready 2 Rumble" more exciting?