AGOURA HILLS, Calif. — THQ Inc. today announced two new features for "WWE '13," the latest installment of the hit video game franchise. The King of the Ring tournament makes its triumphant debut in the virtual squared circle and, for the first time in eight years, the "I Quit" Match returns to a WWE video game.
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Create your very own King of the Ring tournament! Players are able to choose the number of participants (4, 8 or 16) as well as the gender of the participants involved (that's right, Divas can also take part in the King of the Ring tournament).
Players can choose the type of match they’d like for their tournament (normal, backstage brawl, Hell in a Cell, WWE Iron Man, Ladder Match, Last Man Standing, Steel Cage, Submission, Table, TLC and Extreme Rules).
- Participants in the tournament can be chosen by random or selected by the player.
- Each match in the tournament can be simulated or played.
- The King of The Ring tournament can be played solo or with a friend for multiplayer action.
- A special coronation cut-scene is shown for the winner of the tournament.
The "I Quit" Match finally makes its long-awaited return! It has been approximately eight years since the match type has been featured in the franchise. The match type has been completely redesigned from top to bottom to provide players with the most authentic representation of the "I Quit" Match ever seen in video game form.
In keeping with WWE programming, the "I Quit" Match is a 1-on-1, no-holds-barred, anything goes affair. Utilize anything and everything within the in-ring environment to force your opponent to say the humiliating words, "I Quit!"
When your opponent is in a grounded state, press the B button (Xbox 360 controls)/pin button to summon the referee to the grounded opponent. The referee will kneel down next to the grounded opponent and place a microphone in front of the competitor's face. It’s at this point that the "I Quit" mini-game is triggered. Stop the moving cursor within the designated target zone before the words "I Quit" fully materialize on screen to inform the referee of your desire to continue the match. If the opponent is unable to complete the mini-game in time, the opponent will automatically quit the match and be declared the loser. If a Superstar is in possession of a stored finisher icon, it can be used to automatically win the mini-game and continue the match. However, doing so will result in the loss of that finisher icon. This option should only be used when you’re at your most desperate.
When an opponent is in the midst of performing the "I Quit" mini-game, the attacking Superstar can utilize an Intimidation Taunt (by pressing one of the directional buttons on the d-pad) to increase the difficulty of the mini-game. Performing an Intimidation Taunt will cause the mini-game meter to shake, which in turn makes it that much harder for the defender to complete the mini-game in time. Use of Intimidation results in a loss of momentum for the attacker, so think twice before using it. If the attacker doesn’t have a sufficient amount of momentum within the meter, the Intimidation Taunt can’t be used.
The "I Quit" mini-game can also be triggered by applying a Breaking Point submission hold on an opponent. Just like in grounded situations, the referee will position himself near the trapped defender wherein he will position the microphone in front of the competitor's face. Complete the mini-game successfully to break out of the submission hold and continue the match. Failure to break out in time will result in a loss.
"WWE '13" will be available for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3 system and Wii system from Nintendo, with a scheduled release date of October 30, 2012, in North America.