The Gadget Helpline was marking out at the leaked footage from this year’s upcoming addition to THQ’s popular power-slammin’ WWE franchise which surfaced last week. And we were even more excited for the game to hit E3 after it was officially announced live on weekly wrestling show Monday Night Raw, along with the reveal of the cover art featuring WWE Champion CM Punk!
Since the Straight Edge Superstar took to the mic to unravel a giant-sized banner of the new WWE ’13 artwork live on television he’s been out promoting it ahead of next week’s three day entertainment and gaming event which quite often attracts a number of sports entertainment stars, many of whom are admit to being avid gamers themselves – when they aren’t locking up with opponents in the ring that is!
CM Punk appears in a new video interview on IGN.com where he talks of his wrestling upbringing as well as his fight to the top of the WWE as an unconventional hero and quickly becoming the frontman for the social-media pioneering wrestle company which has evolved greatly, adding much more realism since the inflated visage of Hulk Hogan was the poster image for all crossover media.
In addition to the interview WWE ’13 publisher THQ has exposed some of the game play elements in the new game, confirming that YES! – Attitude is back promising a “return to an unparalleled and ground-breaking era in WWE history – a time of pure raucousness, grandiose personalities and colossal revolution – through a franchise-first single player campaign focused on eight purveyors of attitude during the famed television “Monday Night Wars,” including WWE Hall of Famer “Stone Cold” Steve Austin”
A roster of current and legendary Attitude Era wrestlers will appear in WWE ’13 and THQ’s press reveals in addition to CM Punk and Stone Cold – Sheamus, Undertaker, Mankind, Chris Jericho, Big Show and Mark Henry will also be amongst the playable superstars.
THQ also promises a “live experience” which will involve all the sight and sounds of an actual televised edition of Monday Night RAW, Smackdown and all the popular and some classic PPVs – including “spectacular moments” such as ring breaks and ringside destruction, all complimented by realistic commentary and crowd reactions.
WWE Universe 3.0 will deliver greater interactivity and a player’s path to glory will be affected by his or her actions through the story mode with feuds and alliances formed depending on a player’s own choices. There will also be the usual Create-a-Wrestler feature with sharing across the Playstation Network and Xbox LIVE and the game will benefit from super-slick Predator 2.0 engine.
As for the “Revolution” as we had guessed this seems to be related to additional content and downloads through an online community and THQ invites us to “Live the Revolution through future announcements, including additional game features, a comprehensive roster reveal, downloadable content and big surprises.”
Now that WWE ’13 is unleashed with trailer officially released and we eagerly await more footage from the newest title in the fight franchise which is scheduled to hit the ring from November 1st on PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii!
Video Source: UK.IGN.com