18 posts tagged WWE '13
The first 2K Sports WWE video game is expected to be released this fall under a new name.
It will be interesting to see what 2K Sports brings to the table when they release their first WWE video game next fall, as the developer is known for its successful NBA 2K series and lackluster MLB 2K franchise.
The latest SGS episode covers the subject of how 2K can improve WWE video games. You can watch it here.
THQ, who had no choice but to give up the WWE license, had a good run. However, their games in recent years had a familiarity about them that resulted in some gamers clamoring for change.
With the deal now being official, a transition is coming whether fans like it or not. In this episode of SGS, I’ll give you my wishlist on the changes I want made to the next WWE video game.
Bloomberg reports that the agreement between THQ, developer Yuke’s and Take-Two will save the company millions by reducing claims against the bankrupt video game maker, according to court documents filed yesterday.
Those hoping the news would result in a major change for WWE video games will be disappointed. According to Polygon, Yuke’s will continue to develop future WWE titles under Take-Two. The Japanese company has developed wrestling games for THQ since 2000.
The news comes after THQ auctioned its assets to several different publishers, including SEGA, Ubisoft and Crytek. The WWE license was not a part of today’s auction.
Details on the reported deal between WWE and Take Two have yet to be revealed. SGS is awaiting confirmation of the news from Take Two.
THQ, the publisher for WWE video games, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and has entered into an asset purchase agreement with a private investment firm.
Clearlake Capital Group has agreed to enter a $60 million “stalking horse bid” for THQ’s assets, which allows other interested parties to come forward with competing bids. Any potential suitor for THQ would have to offer more than the bid entered by Clearlake.
WWE released the following statement regarding the news:
WWE is following the developments of THQ’s bankruptcy filing today and proposed sale under Bankruptcy Code Section 363. The Company anticipates actively participating within this proceeding.
What this means for the WWE franchise is unknown at this point, but a partnership with EA Sports would be the logical choice if the license were to be moved.
2012 was a successful year for sports video games, as there was a variety of great titles for gamers to choose from.
EA Sports, 2K Sports, Sony, THQ and Konami all released solid games this year. But which titles separated themselves from the pack to earn the honor of the five best sports video games of the year?
Watch this episode of SGS to find out.
THQ has released the DLC Superstar pack for WWE ‘13.
Available for download at $0.99 each are Ryback, Tensai, Drew McIntyre, AJ Lee, Natalya and Yoshi Tatsu. Undertaker’s “Ministry of Darkness” attire is also available as a free download.
In addition, 10 new championships are available for download from WWE, WCW, ECW and AWA for $1.99.
In Attitude Era mode, gamers are able to relive some of the biggest moments in what is arguably the best era in wrestling history. The Montreal Screwjob, Austin/McMahon rivalry and the evolution of The Rock are just a few of the storylines included in the mode.
But does WWE ‘13 rise to the top of the card or is it more of the same like John Cena’s moveset? Watch the latest SGS episode to find out.