WWE ’13 set during “Attitude Era”, features Mike Tyson
You may have heard of Mike Tyson referred to as “Iron Mike” and – to a lesser extent – “The Baddest Man On The Planet” (which was news to me). You probably noticed him in The Hangover, and you may have also seen that he’s recently been inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame due to his involvement in Wrestlemania XIV, where he was a special enforcer in the Shawn Michaels/”Stone Cold” Steve Austin championship bout.
So Yuke’s and THQ have decided to offer him up as a pre-order bonus for their upcoming WWE ’13 title – although this is currently restricted to participating retailers in Canada and the U.S. we’re hoping European stores will also get a look-in. As you can see from the screenshots below, Mike’s trademark boxing style looks to be in check, and it will be interesting to see how he fares and what sort of wrestling style he adopts in the ring.
As one of the most dominant champions in boxing history and one of the most memorable guests to ever be featured on WWE programming, Mike Tyson led an incredible revolution that changed the way fans perceive the sport,” said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President, Global Brand Management, THQ. “He was a tremendous addition to the ‘Attitude Era’ and is certain to attract a wide variety of fans to ‘live the revolution’ offered in WWE ’13.
The baddest man on the planet is back – and only in WWE ’13, said Mike Tyson. Fans everywhere can now relive what I experienced during the ‘Attitude Era.
WWE ’13 will be set during this “Attitude Era” – a period of “pure raucousness, grandiose personalities and colossal revolution” that lets players focus on eight of the key wrestlers involved in the Monday Night Wars, which saw the WWE battle against rival wrestling promotion WCW for popularity and ratings.
The game will feature the updated Predator Technology 2.0 and promises a smoother experience, with refinements to the WWE Universe mode dynamically changing things on the fly based on players’ decisions – and a brand new WWE Live audio and presentation system that’s designed to produce the most authentic and vibrant commentary, sound effects and crowd participation levels ever heard in a WWE videogame.