quoteWWE '12 will be available in North America on Nov. 22, 2011, and in the U.K. on Nov. 25, 2011
quoteThe following names have been confirmed for the upcoming WWE '12 video game, due out for release this coming November:
-Alberto Del Rio
-Justin Roberts (ring announcer)
-Michael Cole (commentator)
-Jerry "The King" Lawler (commentator)
Rumors are also abound that the game will feature such WWE Legends as The Rock and The Road Warriors, but this is not yet being officially confirmed.
Cory Ledesma of THQ has also announced that details about the gameplay-related features will be revealed at next week's E3 convention, but full details of the game, such as gameplay modes, would not be released until August. Furthermore, the official WWE '12 demo will be released at E3 next week before it will be available for download online.
Ledesma has also confirmed that WWE '12 will be available for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii users only. The game will not be released on such platforms as the PlayStation 2 or the PSP handheld console.
quoteThe following is a press release that has been issued by THQ:
THQ Reveals A Bigger, Badder And Better WWE Videogame Experience With Debut Of WWE® ’12 At Electronic Entertainment Expo
Stock quotes in this article:THQI, WWE inShare 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.
About WWE ’12
WWE ’12 will offer players the opportunity to engage in the WWE experience through the new Predator Technology ™ dynamic gameplay system, which is poised to deliver the most fluid, dynamic, authentic and action-packed WWE simulation experience to date. Included are the new Breaking Point submission system, new Attributes and control layout as well as significant improvements to other key gameplay systems, including Momentum and Stamina. WWE Universe Mode 2.0 will generate new and more impactful elements of unpredictability based on player decisions, while dynamic visual changes to gameplay presentation, including new animations, camera positions, lighting and improved rendering, will set the tone for delivering an exceptional simulation of WWE programming.
WWE ’12 will feature the franchise’s best-in-class creation suite, enabling players to develop and customize their own Superstars, entrances, finishing moves, storylines, Highlight Reels and other all-new capabilities to be announced later this year. As well, the popular Road to WrestleMania ® Mode will enable players to explore compelling new storylines and major gameplay improvements. WWE ’12 will also boast one of the largest rosters of WWE Superstars, WWE Divas and WWE Legends in franchise history, including cover Superstar Randy Orton, John Cena, The Miz and the debuting Alberto Del Rio.
quote THQ Patch notesGeneral Gameplay
Fixed an issue where the ring texture would flash black or different colors
Addressed multiple Finisher system bugs in which players were awarded too many or too few Finishers
Fixed an issue where the Defender would freeze if the Right Stick was pressed in any direction while being Irish Whipped
Fixed an issue where two Superstars in a pin sequence swapped positions when an interfering Superstar woke the referee as he/she was standing
Fixed an issue where Superstars would freeze if certain running corner attacks were performed in the Royal Rumble
Both attacks in the Running Strikes and Running Grapples categories should now trigger consistently
Fixed several situations where a created Superstar’s move set was being improperly reset to default settings
Fixed several instances where players could Irish Whip their opponents through the Cell and/or Barricade
Fixed an issue that caused Superstars to freeze when a Finisher was performed
Sound is now working correctly after restarting a Brawl
Tuned pin escape mini-game in Elimination Chamber matches. Players can now escape after being hit with a Finisher.
Fixed a problem where tables were not properly re-spawning in Tables matches (PS3 only)
Fixed cameras for environmental weapons attacks
Various gameplay bug fixes
Brands can now consist entirely of created Superstars. However, match card creation still requires players to use Superstars with at least one of each crowd reaction setting (‘boo’ and ‘cheer’) to properly book matches.
The Draft option now functions properly
Lowered the frequency of injuries in Universe Mode
Addressed issue where Royal Rumble and Money in the Bank winners were not getting their title shots at WrestleMania and/or the option to cash in Money in the Bank
Fixed various crashes to help improve overall stability of Universe Mode
Various Universe Mode bug fixes
Made numerous improvements to help improve stability and reliability of Community Creations.
General stability improvements in Royal Rumble matches
Fixed an issue where the DLC versions of Edge and Christian’s entrance animations were replaced by Alberto Del Rio’s animations if edits were made to their music and/or mini-tron
Players can now edit a created Superstar’s move set after viewing the model in Community Creations
Resolved several issues with Divas entrances
Props can now be disabled during entrances
Fixed several issues with Custom Soundtracks
General stability improvements in Story Designer Mode
quote ExcellenceAh yeah I've just checked it, damn I got my hopes up there lol.quote MetallicaThought he said the patch notes were being released tomorrow. Didn't think the patch went live until the DLC was released.Cory has posted something on his Twitter saying we should expect the patch tomorrow, what a nice birthday present that is for me! lol.
quote MetallicaThought he said the patch notes were being released tomorrow. Didn't think the patch went live until the DLC was released.Cory has posted something on his Twitter saying we should expect the patch tomorrow, what a nice birthday present that is for me! lol.
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