THQ Brings WWE(R) Action to the Third Dimension with WWE(R) All Stars(TM) for Nintendo 3DS(TM)
Upcoming Release Set to Offer Generations of WWE Enthusiasts, Platform Owners and Casual Fans an Over-the-Top, Accessible and High Impact 3D Gameplay Experience
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Aug 30, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) --
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the return of WWE videogames to the handheld virtual ring with WWE(R) All Stars(TM), currently in development for Nintendo 3DS(TM). WWE All Stars will take WWE action to the next dimension with fun, fluid and furious arcade-style gameplay in a handheld format, complete with 3D graphics capabilities and two exclusive modes. In addition, WWE All Stars will feature a power-packed roster of colorful WWE Legends and prominent current-day WWE Superstars, including 13 WWE playable characters offered as downloadable content for the Xbox 360(R) video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation(R)3 computer entertainment system earlier this year. WWE All Stars for Nintendo 3DS is currently scheduled for release on November 22, 2011.
"WWE All Stars has shown incredible promise in THQ's WWE portfolio with an original gameplay experience and a very attractive roster for hardcore and casual WWE fans," said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. "We feel this gameplay experience and over-the-top energy will translate well to a handheld format and are pleased to offer WWE All Stars on Nintendo 3DS this fall."
About WWE All Stars
A revolutionary new addition to THQ's distinguished WWE videogame portfolio and debut release from THQ San Diego(TM), WWE All Stars for Nintendo 3DS bridges generations of WWE fans and casual followers with a fun, intuitive and approachable 3D gameplay experience inside the handheld virtual ring. Delivering one of the greatest rosters ever assembled in a WWE videogame, WWE All Stars includes current-day WWE Superstars and legendary talent such as John Cena(R), The Rock(R), Andre the Giant, Big Show, Triple H(R), Bret "Hit Man" Hart, Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, The Miz(R), Stone Cold Steve Austin(R), Rey Mysterio(R) and the iconic "Macho Man" Randy Savage. In addition, WWE All Stars for Nintendo 3DS will offer players 13 WWE Superstars previously offered as downloadable content for its console counterparts, including "The Million Dollar Man" Ted DiBiase, "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes, the Road Warriors, R-Truth and Chris Jericho. Each star will boast a distinctive and highly stylized appearance, adding to the overall spectacle, atmosphere and attitude.
With responsive, arcade-style controls, each WWE Legend and WWE Superstar will have a variety of grapples, attacks, combos, finishing and signature maneuvers to create the ultimate competitive and fast-paced 3D gaming experience that's easy to pick up and play but with considerable depth for more advanced players. In addition, offering four classes of competitor - Acrobat, Big Man, Brawler and Grappler - WWE All Stars provides players with WWE Legends and WWE Superstars who have distinct advantages and techniques, including specific combinations and unique abilities.
WWE All Stars for Nintendo 3DS will offer players two exclusive gameplay experiences with Gauntlet and Score Scramble Modes. In Gauntlet Mode, players will battle every WWE Superstar and WWE Legend on the roster to test their limits and achieve the ultimate in bragging rights. In Score Scramble Mode, players will be challenged to either reach a specific point total or to finish a timed match with the highest point total. With WWE All Stars, the greatest matchups in WWE history haven't happened yet - until now, thanks to Fantasy Warfare Mode. Players will pick a side - WWE Legends or WWE Superstars - and compete in a series of fantasy matches that pit WWE Superstars with similar personal or in-ring attributes against one another to determine the greatest of all time. Informative and engaging video packages produced by WWE set up each of the pairings and match objectives.
For more information on WWE All Stars, please visit wweallstars.com, facebook.com/WWEgames and twitter.com/WWEgames.