Renowned 'Baddest Man on the Planet' to make flagship WWE videogame franchise debut through exclusive pre-order offer
THQ announced today that Mike Tyson, the boxing legend and former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world, will be available as an exclusive playable character for consumers who pre-order WWE '13 at any participating retailer in the United States or Canada for Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii (while supplies last).
Tyson made headlines with WWE (NYSE: WWE) in early 1998 as part of the company's groundbreaking "Attitude Era", a time period prominently featured in WWE ’13 through a brand new single-player campaign. He is best remembered for his appearances leading up to and at WrestleMania XIV, where he was recruited by D-Generation X (DX) to serve as a ringside enforcer during the main event match between DX member Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWE Championship. Tyson, sporting a sleeveless DX t-shirt and black jeans – the same look as his playable character in WWE '13 - interfered in the match, allowing Austin to secure the victory and ultimately abandoning his presumed alliance with the renegade faction. Tyson returned to WWE on January 11, 2010 as a guest host on Monday Night Raw and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 2, 2012.
WWE '13 is set to be available in North America on October 30th, 2012