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The Largest Roster the Series Has Ever Seen
85 Superstars and Divas are pieced together in what is already a widely sufficient in-game roster.  Top it off with 21 DLC Superstars and divas added to the mix, and you’re left with 105 total roster slots (given, some of these ARE duplicates, such as the 3 faces of Foley and three versions of Triple H – but even with the duplicates, the roster is more than sufficient).
The in-game roster (before DLC) includes the following:

CURRENT
Alberto Del Rio, Big Show, Booker T, Brock Lesnar, Brodus Clay, Chris Jericho, Christian, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Daniel Bryan, David Otunga, Dolph Ziggler, Edge, Epico, The Great Khali, Heath Slater, Hunico, Jack Swagger, JBL, Jinder Mahal, John Cena, John Cena ’04, John Laurinaitis, Justin Gabriel, Kane, Kevin Nash, Kofi Kingston, Mark Henry, The Miz, Primo, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, The Rock, R-Truth, Santino Marella, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Ted DiBiase, Triple H, Undertaker, Wade Barrett, Zack Ryder, Alicia Fox, Beth Phoenix, Brie Bella, Eve, Kelly Kelly, Kharma, Lita, Nikki Bella

ATTITUDE ERA
Animal, Big Boss Man, Billy Gunn, Bradshaw, Bret Hart, British Bulldog, Cactus Jack, Chris Jericho, Christian, Dude Love, Eddie Guerrero, Edge, Faarooq, Godfather, Hawk, Hunter Hearst-Helmsley, Kane, Ken Shamrock, Mankind, Mark Henry, Mr. McMahon, Paul Wight, Road Dogg, The Rock, Shane McMahon, Shawn Michaels, Stone Cold, Triple H, Undertaker, Vader, X-Pac, Lita, Stephanie McMahon, Trish Stratus

DLC (Downloadable Content)
Along with the great roster above, the DLC plans include several superstars as well (21 to be exact), as well as a revolutionary MOVES pack, a Championship titles pack,  plus alternate attires, and more!  Moves like the Kimura lock, The El Generico turnbuckle brainbuster, and others will be included in the moves pack, and titles like the AWA Heavyweight title and John Cena’s US Spinner title will be among others in the championship title pack.  As for the superstars and divas…

Current Era: AJ Lee, Antonio Cesaro, Damien Sandow, Drew McIntyre, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso,  Layla, Natalya, Ryback, Tensai, Yoshi Tatsu.

Attitude Era: Brian Pillman, Chainsaw Charlie (Terry Funk), Gangrel,  Mike Tyson (Pre-Order DLC), Rikishi, Too Cool (Scotty 2 Hotty & Grandmaster Sexay), Val Venis.

PLUS, Fan Axxess exclusives: Diamond Dallas Page, Goldust

For pricing details and to see what the moves and championships pack consist of, scroll to the bottom of this article.

UNIVERSE 3.0

The roster and DLC aren’t everything with these games.  When it all comes down to it, we need some guaranteed replay value.  That’s where Universe mode comes in.  Last year,  WWE ’12 gave us the ability to edit and customize our Universe, whether it be changing out the shows (limited to only changing the PPVs, or changing Monday Night Raw or Friday night Smackdown to something else – custom arenas were permitted and so on, but weekdays could not be changed).

This year, Universe may just be the answer to our prayers for a less buggy, more customized experience.  Let’s take a look at all of the new features!

  • The Ability to Vacate Titles – this is something that was highly requested for the past several installments, and it is now something that we can do once again.  Even better, we can create matches in Universe that are for the vacated title.  So, if you’re one of the players who don’t really acknowledge the divas or the tag division, you can make one of your shows consist of neither championship.
  • Choose your stories – Don’t like tag team splitting storylines?  Well, now you can turn off the storylines you don’t like, and they won’t happen in your Universe anymore!
  • To Be Injured, or not to be injured? – Injuries were a cool addition to Universe last year, but haunted some players by happening too frequently.  Now, players get the ability to turn on or off injuries.
  • Statistics – Now you can observe your in-game statistics in regards to superstars, Pay-Per-Views, titles, and more!  The statistics are enhanced and in-depth, and allow you to follow the history of your universe.

  • Full customization – Configure your own unique storylines, arenas, pay-per-views, and schedule – entirely.  Want shows every day of the week?  You can do that.  Plus, map out storylines and make decisions in-game that will branch out the storylines even further.  From now on, instead of turning on a partner, you’ll get an option to decide if that’s what you want to do or not.Last year, the ability to play through an entire card in one sitting was difficult without exiting to the menu if you were the type to want to customize your match card further.  Now, you can edit the match cards to fit your liking before playing through.  Want another brand, and not just RAW and Smackdown?  With WWE ’13, you can make it happen!  Now, players get the joy of having more matches per show as well.  But with the ability to edit rankings, full cards, the entire weekly/monthly/yearly schedule, storylines, and pretty much anything else you can think of, players should be able to find a way to accommodate for this.  We should also mention that these custom storyline ideas were not just THQ’s thinking – but the creating of legendary Wrestling mastermind, Paul Heyman.
  • Create/Edit a Show/Pay-Per-View – Now you’ll be able to select any day of the week and place a show on it.  You’ll also be able to create/edit your own Pay-Per-View events.  When creating these, like last year you’ll get to choose your own arena (or an in-game arena), logo for the show, rename the show anything you’d like, and, in the case of Create A Pay-Per-View, you’ll be able to select a Pay-Per-View theme such as “Extreme Rules”, “Fatal 4-Way”, or “TLC”, among others – which will make the overall idea of the PPV event be based on the real life events.  Choose a TLC theme, and your main events will be TLC matches.  It’s a feature that allows the player to have their personal pay-per-views have the right feel that they want them to have.  If it’s a hardcore show, set the Extreme Rules setting for the theme and it’ll feel the way it’s supposed to.  For those PPVs you create that do NOT have a necessary theme to them, you can select Default.  You’ll also choose a host show so that, for example, if you want a RAW exclusive PPV that does not feature any Smackdown talent, you can make that happen.  You can, of course, use custom shows as default shows as well.

ONLINE GAMEPLAY

For some players, online gaming and features is everything.  This year, you’ll be happy to know that there have been several enhancements to the online gaming system of WWE ’13.  While we’ve already highlighted these features in other parts of our article, one thing we haven’t mentioned is the new “Fair Fight” option in online battling, where players can choose to use default settings and superstars to do their fighting, rather than risking a match against a maxed out opponent.

DLC PRICING

  • Content Group #1 – Attitude Era Superstars Pack – Available October 30th, 2012. Available individually for 80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $0.99 USD via PlayStation Network.
    • Rikishi
    • Scotty 2 Hotty
    • Grand Master Sexay
    • Gangrel
    • Val Venis
  • Accelerator Boost, enabling players to unlock all in-game items as well as customize individual WWE Superstar attributes. Available for 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $1.99 USD via PlayStation Network.
    • CONTENT PACK #2: AVAILABLE DECEMBER, 2012. Current Pack:
    • Available free of charge: Undertaker “Ministry of Darkness” alternate attire.
    • Available individually for 80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $0.99 USD via PlayStation Network:
      • Tensai
      • Ryback
      • Drew McIntyre
      • Yoshi Tatsu
      • AJ Lee
      • Natalya
    • Championship Title Pack, with 10 new championships from WWE, WCW, ECW and AWA. Available for 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $1.99 USD via PlayStation Network.
      • WWE John Cena United States Championship (Spinner title)
      • WCW Cruiserweight Championship
      • WCW World Tag Team Championship
      • WCW Hardcore Championship
      • WCW n.W.o. World Heavyweight Championship
      • WCW United States Championship
      • ECW Classic World Heavyweight Championship
      • ECW World Television Championship
      • ECW World Tag Team Championship
      • AWA Classic World Heavyweight Championship
  • Available January 2013: “You’re Welcome in 5 Languages” Pack.
  • Available free of charge: Layla.
  • Available individually for 80 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $0.99 USD via PlayStation Network:
    • Damien Sandow
    • Antonio Cesaro
    • Jimmy Uso
    • Jey Uso
    • Brian Pillman
    • Chainsaw Charlie
  • Moves pack, available for 160 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $1.99 via PlayStation Network. Includes:
    • Brock Lesnar’s Kimura Lock
    • Chris Jericho’s Lionsault
    • Triangle Dropkick
    • The Hart Lock
    • Top Rope Super German Suplex
    • Superkick/Pedigree Combo
    • Delayed Vertical Suplex Powerslam
    • Omega Driver
    • Airplane Spin
    • Top Rope Brainbuster
    • Flapjack/Cutter Combo
    • Small Package Driver
    • Sleeper Suplex
    • Brock Lock
    • Spinning Double Leg Takedown
    • Fujiwara Armbar
    • Pin-Up Strong
    • Lift Single Underhook DDT
    • Corner Back Elbow Strikes
    • Half-Nelson Backbreaker

The WWE ’13 Fan Axxess Program

If you know you’re going to be picking up all of the above, you should sign up for the WWE ’13 Fan Axxess Program. You’ll get everything below for a one-time cost of 1600 Microsoft Points for Xbox 360 or $19.99 USD via PlayStation Network – that’s a savings of 10%!

  • Fan Axxess Program Exclusive Superstars: Diamond Dallas Page and Goldust
  • All three Content Groups listed above: “Attitude Era” Superstars Pack, WWE Superstars Pack and You’re Welcome in Five Languages Pack
  • Online Badge

So there you have it! Every reason you can possibly think of to pre-order WWE 13 today!  CLICK HERE TO PREORDER NOW!

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10 thoughts on “WWE ’13 PREVIEW – LIVE THE REVOLUTION! (PART 2)

    1. no you cant do that but if you dont want the divas or womens championship than you can just vacated or in other word you can have that spot empty but if you wanna have a championship in there it has to be exclusively a womens tittle

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  1. Great article, thanks for the info.

    I got two question:

    1) What about gameplay? Is it exactly like WWE ’12? I remember they said they added something like match duration, with options such as “Quick, Normal and Epic”…is that just some pre-set sliders in options menu or there’s more?

    2) Have you tried KOTR mode? Are we able to use it just as a PPV theme or also in weekly show? More importantly, does damage carry through during the tournament?

    3) Does it feel different play as the Big Show or as always it’s almost the same as using Reyrey?

    Thank yoU!

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