First Look @ WWE ’13

Being a big fan of wrestling since a young age, I always get excited when news comes out regarding one of the new games. WWE 13 seems to be no exception, between the reworks of the Predator Technology to the Collector’s Edition content, my inner child has a lot to look forward to with this upcoming title.

Well, the first feature that caught my eye was the Collector’s Edition Content.
As well as the game, you receive the following goodies.

  • Exclusive foil packaging featuring embossed Stone Cold Steve Austin skull.
  • Exclusive collectible art card personally autographed by Stone Cold Steve Austin.
  • Exclusive Stone Cold Steve Austin in-game attire: red skull t-shirt (circa 2001).
  • Exclusive Stone Cold Steve Austin in-game ATV ring entrance (pictured).
  • “Stone Cold Steve Austin: The Bottom Line on the Most Popular Superstar of All Time” (DVD)  (available to 360 and PS3 owners).
  • Access to WWE Hall of Famer and WWE ’13 global pre-order offer Mike Tyson playable character.

Now, I would have been happy with the in-game content, but to include the DVD that retails for £11.99 too is such a nice bonus. Especially when the Collector’s Edition would normally only have a £2-3 increase in cost.

As predicted every year, they will try their hardest to beat the previous year’s game. So far they have introduced the Predator Technology2.0, which features new animations, transitions and modified controls that will return to deliver intelligent, fluid and engaging WWE action, resulting in a smoother gameplay experience than its predecessors. Also returning are the popular WWE Universe and Career-style story mode which have now been improved to dynamically introduce matches, make alliances, rivalries and the unpredictable moments all from each decision the player makes, on the road to becoming the WWE champion.

Another new feature that I, personally, am very excited about, is the “OMG! Moments”.
OMG! Moments has a wide range of features, including: ring breaks, barricade breaks, announcer table breaks, and more interestingly, reversing mid-air finishers.

There are even more new features, including the all-new “Creation Suite”, which will allow players to finally be able to fully customize Superstars, entrances, arenas, finishing moves, storylines, highlight reels and more, as well as share them online and download the communities creations. 

So there you have it, all the information so far released, and now all here for your reading pleasure. One thing is for sure, this winter is definitely going to have some serious Attitude. The title is due for release on PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on October 30th this year in the US, or November 2nd anywhere else where this will be hitting the shelves.