Sougou Kakutougi - Astral Bout © 1992 King Records.
Sougou Kakutougi: Astral Bout is the first video game licensed by Fighting Network Rings. Take your pick from modern Russian grappling rest holds, kickboxing style, shoot-wrestling, karate, judo throws, boxing, kung fu, all around martial arts and even Mexican lucha libre in a single player tournament, Versus Mode for two players and sparring Exhibition match.
The first videogame licensed by the Fighting Network Rings promotion and released on June 26, 1992.
Trademarked as RINGS, the promotion is a contact sports organization that lived three distinct periods: a puroresu promotion from 1991 to 1995, mixed martials from 1995 to 2002 and finally a revived mixed martial arts promotion from 2008 and onwards.
Founded by Akira Maeda on May 11, 1991 following the dissolution of Newborn UWF, Fighting Network RINGS is pro-wrestling without billing itself at such, and as a result, the promotion, on top of featuring native shootfighters, also included kickboxers, karatekas and sambo masters. Astral Bout takes this premise by including fighters from various martial art disciplines, including Sambo, Muay Thai, Professional Wrestling, Karate, Judo, Boxing, Kung Fu, Martial Arts and Lucha Libre.