THQ ANNOUNCES DEVELOPMENT OF WWE® '12 WRESTLEMANIA® EDITION FOR EUROPEAN MARKET

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - April 2, 2012 - THQ Inc. today announced development of the WWE® '12 WrestleMania® Edition, a complement to the November 2011 release in the company's WWE flagship videogame franchise.  In addition to the complete WWE '12 offering, the WrestleMania Edition will offer players a wide variety of downloadable content released to date, including:

-        Playable Characters

o   The "most electrifying man in all of entertainment" - The Rock®

o   WWE Hall of Fame inductees Shawn Michaels, Jerry "The King" Lawler and Jim Ross

o   Former WWE Greats "Macho Man" Randy Savage TM, Trish Stratus and Batista®

o   Current-Day WWE Personalities Mick Foley, Brodus Clay, Michael Cole, Brie Bella, Nikki Bella, Vickie Guerrero, Kharma and Alicia Fox

-        Alternate Attire

o   Road Warrior Hawk, Road Warrior Animal, Edge, Christian

The WWE '12 WrestleMania Edition is currently in development for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.  The videogame is currently scheduled for release in May 2012 throughout Europe.

About WWE '12

WWE '12 enables players to engage in the WWE experience through the new Predator Technology TM dynamic gameplay system, delivering significantly improved grappling and the most fluid, dynamic and authentic WWE simulation experience to date.  Key improvements include a new Breaking Point submission system, new Attributes, new control layout and major improvements to momentum and stamina within matches.  WWE Universe Mode 2.0, which offers players a simulated taste of WWE's weekly schedule, generates new and more impactful elements of unpredictability based on player decisions, while dynamic visual changes to presentation, such as new camera positions, lighting and improved rendering, set the tone for delivering an exceptional simulation of what players see in weekly WWE programming.

WWE '12 features the franchise's best-in-class creation suite, enabling players to develop, customize and share online their own Superstars, entrances, finishing moves, storylines, Highlight Reels and for the first time in franchise history, their own arenas based on original creations or in tribute to WWE history with classic logos, color palettes, crowd barricades and more.  As well, the popular Road to WrestleMania ® Mode returns, enabling players to explore compelling new storylines and major gameplay improvements.

WWE '12 also boasts an extensive roster of more than 70 WWE Superstars, Divas and Legends, including:

  • WWE '12 cover Superstar Randy Orton ®
  • Current-day WWE Superstars such as John Cena ®, Triple H ®, CM Punk ®, The Miz ® and Sheamus®
  • The franchise debut of WWE Superstars such as Alberto Del Rio TM, Sin Cara TM and Daniel Bryan TM
  • The return of WWE fan favorites The Rock ® and Brock Lesnar
For more information about WWE '12, please visit wwe.thq.com, facebook.com/WWEgames and twitter.com/WWEgames.

THQ and its logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.  All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.

#  #  #  


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.