WWE 13 DLC bundled into 'Axxess Pass'


WWE 13 offers a DLC season pass like so many other recent games, except the WWE version is called the "Axxess Program," making use of a creative spelling of the word "access" for reasons we can't fathom. The $20 pass grants access to the "Attitude Era" and "WWE" Superstars Packs, the "You're Welcome in Five Languages Pack," and Axxess-exclusive wrestlers Goldust and Diamond Dallas Page.

The "Attitude Era" pack, due on Oct. 30, includes wrestlers Rikishi, Scotty 2 Hotty, Grand Master Sexay, Gangrel, and Val Venis, along with an "Accelerator" to unlock all in-game items. "WWE Superstars," out in November, comes with Tensai, Ryback, Drew McIntyre, Yoshi Tatsu, Divas AJ Lee and Natalya, and special Championship matches. The third pack, due in January, includes Damien Sandow, Antonio Cesaro, Jimmy and Jey Uso, Brian Pillman, Chainsaw Charlie, and Diva Layla. It also comes with 20 new moves.%Gallery-167489%

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THQ Announces Details of WWE® '13 Downloadable Content Purchase Program
Upcoming Release in Revolutionary Flagship Franchise Set to Offer Wide Variety of Playable In-Game Content, Including Current-Day WWE Superstars, Divas and "Attitude Era" Personalities

Fan Axxess Program to Enable Pre-Purchase of Downloadable Content, Including Exclusive Playable Superstars, at Reduced Price Point

AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 4, 2012-- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced details surrounding the company's downloadable content plans and Fan Axxess Program for WWE® '13, the revolutionary next installment in the WWE flagship videogame franchise. The content offering, currently slated to include an extensive variety of playable WWE Superstars, Divas, "Attitude Era" luminaries and more, will be available via Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® videogame and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. WWE '13 is currently scheduled for release on October 30, 2012 in North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and the Wii™ system from Nintendo.

"With a great variety of roster additions, along with fan-favorite offerings for customization and unlockable access, WWE '13 delivers a comprehensive selection of downloadable content for the franchise," said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President, Global Brand Management, THQ. "In addition, the Fan Axxess Program delivers a great value proposition for those looking to have the ultimate WWE videogame experience."

About the WWE '13 Downloadable Content Program

The WWE '13 downloadable content program is currently scheduled to include the following items:

Content Group #1 – "Attitude Era" Superstars Pack

"Attitude Era" Superstars Rikishi, Scotty 2 Hotty, Grand Master Sexay, Gangrel and Val Venis
Accelerator – enables players to unlock all in-game items, as well as customize individual WWE Superstar attributes
Each WWE Superstar will be available for a suggested purchase cost of 80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $0.99 USD via PlayStation Network.
The Accelerator will be available for a suggested purchase cost of 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $1.99 USD via PlayStation Network.
All content is currently scheduled for release on October 30, 2012 in North America.
Content Group # 2 – WWE Superstars Pack

WWE Superstars Tensai, Ryback, Drew McIntyre and Yoshi Tatsu
WWE Divas AJ Lee and Natalya
Undertaker "Ministry of Darkness" alternate attire
Championship Title Pack – 10 new championships from WWE, WCW®, ECW® and AWA®.
The Undertaker "Ministry of Darkness" alternate attire will be available free of charge
Each WWE Superstar and Diva will be available for a suggested purchase cost of 80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $0.99 USD via PlayStation Network.
The Championship Title Pack will be available for a suggested purchase cost of 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $1.99 USD via PlayStation Network.
All content is currently scheduled for release in December 2012
Content Group #3 – You're Welcome in Five Languages Pack

WWE Superstars Damien Sandow, Antonio Cesaro, Jimmy Uso and Jey Uso
WWE Diva Layla
"Attitude Era" Legends Brian Pillman and Chainsaw Charlie
Moves Pack – 20 new moves, including the Lionsault (made popular by Chris Jericho) and the Kimura Lock (made popular by Brock Lesnar)
WWE Diva Layla will be available free of charge
Each WWE Superstar will be available for a suggested purchase cost of 80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $0.99 USD via PlayStation Network.
The Moves Pack will be available for a suggested purchase cost of 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $1.99 via PlayStation Network.
All content is currently scheduled for release in January 2013
About the WWE '13 Fan Axxess Program

THQ also announced today the ability to pre-purchase downloadable content at a reduced price point through the WWE '13 Fan Axxess Program. For a one-time purchase cost of 1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $19.99 USD via PlayStation Network, a savings of more than 10 percent versus individual content purchases, consumers will receive the following items:

Fan Axxess Program Exclusive: Legendary WWE Superstars Diamond Dallas Page and Goldust
All Content Groups: "Attitude Era" Superstars Pack, WWE Superstars Pack and You're Welcome in Five Languages Pack
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About WWE '13

Positioned to offer the most authentic, extensive and fervent experience to date, WWE '13 will transform gameplay through WWE Live™, a brand-new audio and presentation system designed to produce the most authentic and vibrant commentary, sound effects and crowd participation levels ever heard in a WWE videogame. In addition, players will experience the atmosphere, spectacle and fervor of a WWE live event through attention-grabbing Spectacular Moments, including ring breaks and barricade crashes.

WWE '13 will also debut a franchise-first single player campaign based on an unparalleled and groundbreaking period in WWE history: the "Attitude Era." Set during a time of pure raucousness, grandiose personalities and colossal revolution, players will focus on eight purveyors of attitude during the famed television "Monday Night Wars," including WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin®.

Predator Technology™ 2.0, driven by new animations, transitions and modified controls, will return to deliver intelligent, fluid and engaging WWE action, resulting in a smoother gameplay experience than its predecessors. As well, the popular career-style mode, WWE Universe, will dynamically introduce matches, alliances, rivalries and unpredictable moments based on player decisions along the path toward becoming a WWE champion.

WWE '13 will feature the franchise's industry-defining Creation Suite, enabling players to develop and customize Superstars, entrances, arenas, finishing moves, storylines, highlight reels and more, as well as share and download creations with others from around the world. Furthermore, they will compete with a vast array of WWE Superstars and "Attitude Era" luminaries from the largest roster in franchise history, including cover Superstar CM Punk®, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Sheamus®, Undertaker®, Mankind™, Chris Jericho®, Big Show® and Mark Henry®. Along with to-be-announced features, a comprehensive roster reveal, downloadable content and big surprises, WWE '13 is poised to live a revolution all its own.

WWE '13 is currently scheduled for release on October 30, 2012 in North America. For more information, please visit wwe.thq.com, facebook.com/WWEgames and twitter.com/WWEgames.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.