Sunday, October 7, 2012

WWE '13 Countdown: Mike Tyson returns to the ring

This news is from last summer, but it is worth mentioning with the highly anticipated release of WWE '13 just around the corner...

The "Baddest Man on the Planet" is returning to our TV screens in the WWE ring in the near future. However, it will be limited to our home video game consoles.

It was recently announced that "Iron" Mike Tyson will be a playable character (via DLC) in the upcoming WWE '13 game due out later this month. This year's game focuses on wrestling's infamous Attitude Era, from the mid-90's through the early 2000's, when the company was bloody, brutal and nothing at all like the PG product they endorse today. So it seems fitting that the recently inducted WWE Hall of Famer from the Celebrity Wing and a man who helped ignite that era be included in this year's fun.

Much like Brock Lesnar's announcement for WWE '12 last year, Mike Tyson is being used to generate massive pre-orders for the game. Considering the buzz around his WWE Hall of Fame Induction last April, this is definitely going to help THQ's initiative in that aspect.

Will Tyson open the door for playable characters of Glass Joe, Don Flamenco and Lil' Mac to settle their longtime feud in a WWE arena? It's very doubtful, but isn't that what the online Community Creations server is for?

In all seriousness, here's to hoping that THQ does not shoot their whole load into the Tyson bucket and will announce more prominent figures of the Attitude Era available via DLC in the near future.


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