-- You can check out a review for WWE '12, which hits stores today, at USAToday.com by clicking here.

-- WWE issued the following regarding the release of WWE '12 today:

THQ Inc. announced that WWE(R) '12, the long-awaited rebirth of the renowned WWE flagship videogame franchise, is now available at North American retailers for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system and the Wii(TM) system from Nintendo. Featuring a bigger game, badder presentation and better simulation-based gameplay, including critical core gameplay improvements, the most creative and extensive feature set to date and a visceral, edgy and polished presentation, WWE '12 is available now for the suggested retailed prices of US $59.99 (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system) and US $49.99 (Wii).

"WWE '12 delivers an incredible experience for fans this year through significant gameplay improvements, a robust, diverse feature set and the most polished presentation to date in the franchise," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "Now is the time to get in the virtual ring and experience WWE action like never before."

WWE '12 has already received high praise globally for its offerings, including the following accolades:

* "A milestone for the wrestling simulation genre." -- IGN.com, 9 out of 10 Rating, Editors' Choice

* "Awesome! A must-buy for fans." -- GamePro (Germany), 90% Rating

* "The customization mode is more powerful than ever." -- Playmania (Spain), 88% Rating

* "The most progressive WWE game in years." -- GamesMaster (UK), 85% Rating

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