AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - July 16, 2012 - THQ Inc. today announced WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin® will be featured through the “Austin 3:16” Collector’s Edition of WWE® 13, the forthcoming release from the revolutionary WWE flagship videogame franchise. Renowned for his unrelenting, antihero behaviour, Austin is often celebrated for revolutionizing the WWE landscape during one of the company’s most prominent time periods in history: the “Attitude Era.” Available exclusively in the UK for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system through Game and GameStation while stocks last, the “Austin 3:16” Collector’s Edition is currently scheduled to offer the following items:
Exclusive foil packaging featuring embossed Stone Cold Steve Austin skull
Exclusive collectible art card personally autographed by Stone Cold Steve Austin
Exclusive Stone Cold Steve Austin in-game attire: red skull t-shirt (circa 2001)
Exclusive Stone Cold Steve Austin in-game ATV ring entrance
“Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time” (DVD)
Disc #4 in series (available to PlayStation 3 system and Xbox 360 customers)
Copy of WWE ’13 videogame
Access to WWE Hall of Famer and WWE ’13 global pre-order offer Mike Tyson playable character
WWE ’13 is currently in development for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 system and Wii™ system from Nintendo, with a scheduled release date of November 2nd 2012 in the UK. For more information, please visit wwe.thq.com, facebook.com/WWEgames and twitter.com/WWEgames.
About WWE ’13
Positioned to offer the most authentic, extensive and fervent experience to date, WWE ’13 will transform gameplay through WWE Live™, 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 ’13 will also debut a franchise-first single player campaign based on an unparalleled and groundbreaking period in WWE history: the “Attitude Era.” 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.
Predator Technology™ 2.0, driven by new animations, transitions and modified controls, will return to deliver intelligent, fluid and engaging WWE action, resulting in a smoother gameplay experience than its predecessors. As well, the popular career-style mode, WWE Universe, will dynamically introduce matches, alliances, rivalries and unpredictable moments based on player decisions along the path toward becoming a WWE champion.
WWE ’13 will feature the franchise’s industry-defining Creation Suite, enabling 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®, Mark Henry® and Mike Tyson (available via pre-order through participating retailers while supplies last). Along with to-be-announced features, a comprehensive roster reveal, downloadable content and big surprises, WWE ’13 is poised to live a revolution all its own.