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THQ Announces WWE ’13 DLC Packages for Xbox LIVE & Playstation Network – Trailer & Screenshots

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THQ has just revealed to us the exciting Attitude-filled downloadables for WWE ’13 – the annual wrestlefest which bodyslams its way onto Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 in the United Kingdom on November the 2nd!

In addition to legends such as Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock and DX returning to the WWE gaming universe there will also be a number of paid Content Packages available through Xbox LIVE and Playstation Network that will feature current and Attitude Era superstars as well as a special Fan Axxess Program which will award early purchasers with all of the new characters as they arrive and extra goodies not available when the packs are bought individually. Here are the full details from the publisher:

Content Group #1 will be the Attitude Era Superstars Pack released from day one (November 2nd) featuring playable characters Rikishi, Scotty 2 Hotty, Grand Master Sexay, Gangrel and Val Venis. This pack also features an ‘Accelerator’ which enables players to unlock all in-game bonuses and customise superstars. Individual superstars in the package will cost 80 Microsoft Points or 69p on PSN with the Accelerator costing 160 MSP or £1.59 through the Sony platform.

Content Group #2 will arrive in December and will include current WWE Superstars Tensai, Ryback, Drew McIntyre and Yoshi Tatsu as well as Divas AJ Lee and Natalya. A Championship Title Pack will also come in this wave of DLCs and will include 10 additional belts from WWE, WCW, ECW and AWA. The superstars will again cost 80 MS Points or 69p for PS3 with the Championship pack weighing in at 160 points or £1.59. There will also be an alternate Ministry of Darkness costume for the Undertaker character which will be free of charge.

Content Group #3 is up next in January 2013. This one entitled the ‘You’re Welcome in Five Languages’ Pack will of course feature the speaker of this catchphrase Antonio Cesaro as well as Damien Sandow, Jimmy and Jey Uso who will be joined in this pack by Attitude alumni Chainsaw Charlie and the late Brian Pillman. A Moves Pack will also become available at this time including Chris Jericho’s Lionsault and Brock Lesnar’s Kimura Lock and 20 other attacks which can be applied to our custom superstars in the create mode. Prices for superstars will be 80 MSP / 69p PSN and the Moves Pack will cost 160 / £1.59 with a free downloadable and playable Layla character thrown in.

If you like what you’ve heard so far, you can pre-order the lot in the Fan Axxess Program for a reduced fee of 1600 Microsoft Points or £11.99 via Playstation Network (10% off the total price when items are bought individually). This includes the Attitude Era Superstars Pack, the WWE Superstars Pack, the You’re Welcome in Five Languages Pack and extra exclusive content as well as the addition of playable characters Diamond Dallas Page and Goldust and an online badge.

Thanks to the heavyweight assets we’ve received from THQ we’re able to put together a gallery of screenshots showing off some of these great DLCs which can be viewed below. As you should well know, the Gadget Helpline team are big wrestling fans and were recently invited by publisher THQ to go hands on with the new WWE ’13 game! We will have our full first impressions feature ready to rumble next week as soon as the press headlock is released!

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