THQ Hypes New WWE Video Game Franchise
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced development of WWE '12, the electrifying rebirth of the renowned WWE flagship videogame franchise. Featuring a bigger game, badder presentation and better simulation-based gameplay, WWE '12 will include long-awaited and critical core gameplay improvements, the most creative and extensive feature set to date and a visceral, edgy and polished presentation. WWE '12 is currently in development for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and the Wii system from Nintendo, with a scheduled release timing of November 22, 2011 in North America.
"With vital changes to core gameplay, innovative feature support and an incredibly striking presentation, the WWE simulation experience is back with WWE '12," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "At E3 2011, this is the definitive WWE videogame experience you do not want to miss."
WWE '12 will be playable for the first time at the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), booth #2001 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center, from June 7-9, 2011. In addition, prominent WWE personalities are slated to attend E3 in support of the new WWE '12 experience. WWE Superstar Alberto Del Rio and WWE Diva Kelly Kelly are currently scheduled to appear on Tuesday, June 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., while WWE Superstar The Miz is currently scheduled to appear on Wednesday, June 8 from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. All talent appearances are subject to change.