THQ Pins High Hopes On New WWE Game Launching This Week

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There's a brand new WWE game out from THQ, and both companies have hopes for the launch, we have learned. WWE WrestleFest, a faithfully recreated 2-D experience for iPhone and iPad based on the well-known WWE arcade game made popular in the 1990s, will become available Tuesday, February 21st, and expectations for the game are high.

The game features modern day WWE Superstars, prominent WWE Legends, an extensive downloadable content program, Road to WrestleMania progression play and multiplayer functionality. WWE and THQ announced that WrestleFest will be available through Apple's App Store for the suggested retail prices of US $2.99 (iPhone) and US $3.99 (iPad).

THQ also announced WWE WrestleFest is in development for additional platforms, including Xbox LIVE Arcade for the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStationNetwork for the PlayStation3 computer entertainment system, Androidand PC, with a currently scheduled release in 2012.

The game features everyone from, John Cena, to The Rock, Randy Orton to "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Undertaker to, Jake "The Snake" Roberts and even "Macho Man" Randy Savage. There's a lot of buzz for the game, which will explore arcade-style WWE action across a variety of match types, including Royal Rumble, Tag Team, Gauntlet and Steel Cage, while competing in a number of renowned arenas like Raw, SmackDown, WrestleMania and Saturday Night's Main Event. The Road to WrestleMania progression-style mode will encourage players to select a WWE Superstar or WWE Legend and compete in a series of challenges to win five different WWE Championships, while wireless connectivity through Apple Game Center will enable them to issue multiplayer challenges.

WWE WrestleFest will also update the gameplay experience following launch with the release of 30 additional WWE Superstars and WWE Legends, as well as new arenas, through an extensive downloadable content program. Items currently scheduled for future release include WWE Superstars CM Punk, Triple H and Sheamus, WWE Legends Shawn Michaels and Big Boss Man, as well as the classic Survivor Series arena.

For more information about WWE WrestleFest, you can visit THQ.com, Facebook.com/WWEgames and Twitter.com/WWEgames.

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