WWE® '12 WRESTLEMANIA® EDITION ARRIVES AT RETAIL OUTLETS THROUGHOUT EUROPE AND AUSTRALIA

WOKING, UK. - May 24, 2012 - THQ Inc. today announced that WWE® '12 WrestleMania® Edition, a complement to the November 2011 release in the company's WWE flagship videogame franchise, is available now throughout Europe and on May 25, 2012 throughout Australia for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system.

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 TM and Jim Ross TM

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

o   Current-Day WWE Personalities Mick Foley TM, Brodus Clay TM, Michael Cole TM, Vickie Guerrero®, Kharma TM and Alicia Fox TM

-          Alternate Attire

o   Road Warrior Hawk TM, Road Warrior Animal TM, Edge®, Christian.

The WWE '12 WrestleMania Edition is available now for the suggested retail prices of £24.99. (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system).

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 ®
  • WWE Superstars 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 TM
 

For more information about WWE '12, please visit wwe.thq.com, facebook.com/WWEgames and twitter.com/WWEgames.

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