WWE 12 Release: Complete Preview, Rosters, Features and More
The release of WWE 12, the newest video game from WWE and the first in the new style of games, is the most anticipated in the brand's history.
With the holidays coming up, the WWE has picked the perfect time to release its best game of all time.
Release Date: Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Price: $59.99 (GameStop)
Consoles: PlayStation 3, Wii and Xbox 360
This is the first game after the closure of the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw brand of games, but that doesn’t mean it will be a totally different game. While there are many improvements to the gameplay and visuals, it is still the same wrestling game format we have come to love.
Years of poor button controls and inaccurate AI have been wiped out by a new system that determines the wrestler’s moves based on the physical state of their opponents and themselves.
While the biggest new addition to the game is clearly based on John Cena, the Dynamic Comebacks system allows a player about to lose the match an opportunity to successfully hit a combination of moves to gain two finishing moves.
It’s the video game equivalent of "Hulking Up."
Alberto Del Rio
Mason RyanMichael Cole
Road Warrior Animal
Road Warrior Hawk
Stone Cold Steve Austin
The game's creators, THQ, have developed a new animation system they have dubbed "Predator Technology."
THQ claims that they have greatly improved gameplay, not only by helping the controls and how moves are done, but by visually representing the moves you actually hit while controlling the character.
The claim is that there will be no more pulling a character right to the middle of the ring when performing a move. That’s a huge glitch in the previous games that bothers game enthusiasts.
With improvements in collision detection, graphics and gameplay, there is nothing standing in this game's path to glory. This should be the best WWE video game yet.
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