-- As a reminder, Roddy Piper and The Miz will be on Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel tonight on ABC to promote WrestleMania.
-- According to TMZ, John Cena will continue to make wishes come true at WrestleMania. John Cena and WWE will host 30 kids with "life-threatening medical conditions" from the U.S., Canada and Australia at WrestleMania XVII this weekend in Atlanta. The kids will attend a private autograph session with WWE Superstars, and then attend a pizza party hosted by Cena. John Cena is one of four celebrities to grant over 200 wishes, the others include Jeff Gordon, Dale Earnhardt Jr., and Hulk Hogan.
-- THQ sent out the following today:
THE GREATEST MATCHUPS HAVEN'T HAPPENED UNTIL NOW – WWE ALL STARS SHIPS TO RETAIL OUTLETS THROUGHOUT NORTH AMERICA
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that WWE All Stars is now available at North American retailers for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation3 system, PlayStation2 system, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system and the Wii system from Nintendo. Offering a unique, bold and energetic gameplay experience packed with an incredible roster of legendary talent and current-day WWE Superstars, WWE All Stars is rated "T" for Teen and is available for the suggested retail prices of $59.99 (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system), $49.99 (Wii) and $39.99 (PlayStation 2 and PSP system) in the United States.
"WWE All Stars delivers what many core WWE SmackDown vs. Raw fans, casual followers and the WWE Universe have been demanding in a new and original take on WWE videogames," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "From smart, highly accessible gameplay to the greatest roster we have ever featured in a WWE videogame, WWE All Stars is a must-have product for anyone looking to have a fun, interactive WWE experience."
The revolutionary new addition to THQ's distinguished WWE videogame portfolio and debut release from THQ San Diego, WWE All Stars bridges generations with a fun, fresh and fast-paced experience inside the virtual ring. Delivering one of the greatest rosters ever assembled in a WWE videogame, WWE All Stars includes current-day WWE Superstars and legendary talent such as John Cena, The Rock, Andre the Giant, Triple H, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, The Miz, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Rey Mysterio, and for the first time ever in a THQ-produced WWE videogame, "Macho Man" Randy Savage. Each roster member boasts a distinctive and highly stylized appearance, adding to the overall atmosphere and attitude exuding from the on-screen action.
WWE All Stars encompasses a fun, intuitive and approachable gameplay style, creating a highly competitive environment and an engaging spectacle. Packed with high-flying and hard-hitting action, players explore a variety of responsive quick and strong grapples, standing and running attacks, as well as combination sequences. Everyone on the power-packed roster is equipped with individual abilities, signature moves and renowned finishers to create the ultimate in-ring experience. In addition, offering four classes of competitor – Acrobat, Big Man, Brawler and Grappler – WWE All Stars provides players with WWE Legends and WWE Superstars who have distinct advantages and techniques to which other classes do not have access, including specific combinations and unique abilities.
WWE All Stars also recognizes the greatest matchups in WWE history may not have happened yet – until now. In Fantasy Warfare Mode, players will pick a side – WWE Legends or WWE Superstars – and compete in a series of fantasy matches that pit WWE talent with similar personal or in-ring attributes against one another to determine the greatest of all time. Informative and engaging video packages produced by WWE set up each of the pairings and match objectives.
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