“WWE ’13 is certain to ignite our enthusiastic, worldwide fan base and encourage them to live a revolution that simply cannot be ignored,” said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President, Global Brand Management, THQ.
Of the new features which are too be found in WWE ’13, THQ is touting WWE Live the most. It is a brand-new audio and presentation system designed to produce the most authentic and vibrant commentary, sound effects and crowd participation levels ever heard in a WWE videogame. In addition, players will experience the atmosphere, spectacle and fervor of a WWE live event through attention-grabbing Spectacular Moments, including ring breaks and barricade crashes.
“WWE Live will bring the impassioned WWE live event experience into the living rooms of consumers, while critical core gameplay improvements and a serious dose of attitude will enable them to experience WWE action like never before,” explained Ratcliffe.
WWE ’13 will also debut a franchise-first single player campaign based on the “Attitude Era” of WWE history. Set during a time of pure raucousness, grandiose personalities and colossal revolution, players will focus on eight purveyors of attitude during the famed television “Monday Night Wars,” including WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin.
On the back end of the game software, Predator Technology 2.0 will return to deliver intelligent, fluid and engaging WWE action, resulting in what THQ says is a smoother gameplay experience than its predecessors. The career-style WWE Universe mode also returns. It will dynamically introduce matches, alliances, rivalries and unpredictable moments based on player decisions along the path toward becoming a WWE champion.
Returning for WWE ’13 is the Creation Suite. It enables players to develop and customize Superstars, entrances, arenas, finishing moves, storylines, highlight reels and more, as well as share and download creations with others from around the world. Furthermore, they will compete with a vast array of WWE Superstars and “Attitude Era” luminaries from the largest roster in franchise history, including cover Superstar CM Punk, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Sheamus, Undertaker, Mankind, Chris Jericho, Big Show, and Mark Henry.
WWE ’13 is currently in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and the Nintendo Wii. The game has a scheduled release date of October 30, 2012 in North America.