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.
Consumers who pre-order WWE ’13 for the Xbox 360 or PS3 at GameStop in the United States or EB Games in Canada (while supplies last) will secure an exclusive piece of popular in-game attire – the ice cream bar t-shirt made famous by WWE ’13 cover Superstar CM Punk.
The t-shirt pays homage to nearly two decades of WWE’s popular dessert manufactured by Good Humor and available for purchase in the 1980s and 1990s. Throughout their existence, the bars – consisting of vanilla ice cream and chocolate coating inside a cookie – featured imprints of several WWE Superstars, including WWE Hall of Famer and WWE ’13 Collector’s Edition focus Superstar, Stone Cold Steve Austin. The ice cream bar returned to popularity in July 2011 as part of CM Punk’s on-air revolution, where he debuted the t-shirt and lobbied for ice cream bars with his likeness as part of his WWE contract negotiation. While CM Punk went on to secure a new contract, as well as a WWE Championship victory over John Cena at Money in the Bank, consumers everywhere can still express their desire for ice cream bars in the form of a fashion statement.
“I guess everyone’s looking for a quote like, ‘The only thing sweeter than a WWE ice cream bar is WWE ’13,’ but I refuse to say such ridiculous things!” said CM Punk.
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.
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