THQ has today officially announced an intriguing pre-order incentive for the publisher’s WWE ‘13 by offering the inimitable former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Mike Tyson, as an extra playable character for those of you who pre-purchase the upcoming wrestling game.
“Don’t worry,” Tyson assures us in his debut WWE ‘13 gameplay video. He’ll be “splendid.”
WWE ‘13 puts the focus squarely on the golden age of wrestling’s ‘Attitude Era,’ which was largely dominated by the likes of classic performers such as ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. As ‘the bad boy of boxing,’ Mike Tyson, truly personifies this era with his own special brand of ‘attitude.’
While Tyson is known primarily for his antics and achievements in the boxing ring, he’s no stranger to the world of wrestling, having been recruited as a D-Generation X ringside enforcer for a main event match-up between Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin during the WWE Championship:
“Tyson, sporting a sleeveless DX t-shirt and black jeans ‒ the same look as his playable character in WWE ’13 ‒ interfered in the match, allowing Austin to secure the victory and ultimately abandoning his presumed alliance with the renegade faction,” THQ reminds us. “Tyson returned to WWE on January 11, 2010 as a guest host on Monday Night Raw and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 2, 2012.”
This history with the WWE, as well as his signature attitude in and outside of the ring, makes Tyson the perfect addition to WWE ‘13.
“The baddest man on the planet is back ‒ and only in WWE ’13,” said Mike Tyson. “Fans everywhere can now relive what I experienced during the ‘Attitude Era.’”
If you want to take control of Mike Tyson in WWE ‘13, you can pre-order the game now at participating retailers, and if you’re not yet convinced, take a look at a collection of brand new screenshots and the boxer’s hype trailer below:
WWE 13: Mike Tyson Reveal Trailer
WWE ‘13 – Mike Tyson Screenshots
WWE ‘13 – Mike Tyson Artwork
WWE ‘13 releases on October 30th in North America, November 1st in Asia Pacific regions and November 2nd in Europe.