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AGOURA HILLS, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 21, 2012-- THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the release of WWE® WrestleFest™, a faithfully recreated 2-D experience for iPhone and iPad based on the well-known WWE arcade game made popular in the 1990s. Complete with current-day WWE Superstars, prominent WWE Legends, an extensive downloadable content program, Road to WrestleMania® progression play and multiplayer functionality, WWE WrestleFest is available now through Apple’s App Store for the suggested retail prices of US $2.99 (iPhone®) and US $3.99 (iPad®).

In addition today, THQ also announced WWE WrestleFest is in development for additional platforms, including Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®Network for the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, Android™ and PC, with a currently scheduled release window of calendar year 2012.

WWE WrestleFest greatly complements our WWE videogames portfolio by delivering a unique and captivating way for fans to connect with the virtual WWE experience,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “The game’s arcade-style play, combined with present day WWE content and hints of nostalgia, is a perfect fit for handheld platforms like the iPhone and iPad.”

About WWE WrestleFest

Faithfully recreated in line with the classic arcade experience, WWE WrestleFest will provide players with a notable roster of current WWE Superstars and popular WWE Legends, including John Cena®, The Rock®, Randy Orton®, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin®, Undertaker®, Jake “The Snake” Roberts™ and “Macho Man” Randy Savage™. They will explore arcade-style WWE action across a variety of match types, including Royal Rumble®, Tag Team, Gauntlet and Steel Cage, while competing in a number of renowned arenas like Raw®, SmackDown®, WrestleMania® and Saturday Night’s Main Event®. The Road to WrestleMania progression-style mode will encourage players to select a WWE Superstar or WWE Legend and compete in a series of challenges to win five different WWE Championships, while wireless connectivity through Apple Game Center will enable them to issue multiplayer challenges.

WWE WrestleFest will also update the gameplay experience following launch with the release of 30 additional WWE Superstars and WWE Legends, as well as new arenas, through an extensive downloadable content program. Items currently scheduled for future release include WWE Superstars CM Punk®, Triple H® and Sheamus®, WWE Legends Shawn Michaels® and Big Boss Man™, as well as the classic Survivor Series® arena.

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Who is picking this up? I'm probably getting it about as soon as I finish submitting this post!

Member Comments
# 1 Colts18 @ 02/21/12 11:48 AM
That would be cool with modern day wrestlers. I still play this game from time to time.

"Hogan...........climbing on the top rope."
 
# 2 jyoung @ 02/21/12 12:20 PM
Xbox Live Arcade port please!
 
# 3 scottyo60 @ 02/21/12 12:36 PM
Idk if it would work on the Xbox. I got it on the iPad and it's like I remember, the one thing i kept thinking though was that it wouldn't work on consoles well. but im interested to see where they go with DLC.
 
# 4 scottyp180 @ 02/21/12 01:08 PM
scotty060 I'm curious why you dont think this would work on xbl? arcade classic beat em ups like tmnt, xmen, and simpsons work well on the console.
 
# 5 Fiddy @ 02/21/12 01:21 PM
gameplay, love it, nice fun change of pace and brings back so many memories of playing this in the arcade. downfall, IMO the roster stinks. i was hoping for more, wanted the old school roster, mixed with the new guys of today. sad
 
# 6 fpac @ 02/21/12 01:26 PM
I wonder when exactly the PSN and Xbox live versions will be released. Just saying during the calender year of 2012 makes me think it's going to be a while.
 
# 7 eaterofworlds888 @ 02/21/12 01:46 PM
looks cool, sure wish it was on PSN
 
# 8 Sausage @ 02/21/12 01:51 PM
I have to pick it up, ASAP. Darn will have this on the IPAD and XBLA soon. Can't wait.
 
# 9 scottyo60 @ 02/21/12 03:06 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by scottyp180
scotty060 I'm curious why you dont think this would work on xbl? arcade classic beat em ups like tmnt, xmen, and simpsons work well on the console.
Just from my experience the button mashing would be crazy on the controller. The only time I've won a match was when I did nothing but hit the red button over and over without breaking the whole fight. Idk how great that would feel on a controller.
 
# 10 jyoung @ 02/21/12 05:28 PM
You guys know they make "arcade sticks" for use on today's consoles, right?

http://www.gamestop.com/xbox-360/accessories/xbox-360-wwe-all-stars-brawl-stick/89347

Control wouldn't be an issue on consoles.
 
# 11 Sheamazin @ 02/28/12 10:09 AM
Reps from WWE Games report that they are working on the WrestleFest version for Android and that it will be released soon. The game will later be released on PC, XBLA and PSN, as well as Android. It can be downloaded on iPhone and iPad now.

From lordsofpain .com
 
# 12 SmashMan @ 07/18/12 05:03 PM
XBOX.com has Wrestlefest releasing on XBLA on August 29. As a PS3 guy, I don't know how often that info is correct, though I would imagine that Microsoft's site would get that type of info.

My only concern is the "content downloads" portion of the description. Does that indicate DLC, or is that also used to describe potential themes or avatar items?

Buying the game and all DLC on iOS gives you a total of $9. Not bad at all, and I'd be all over it if they release the "complete" (game + DLC) game for $10 (or even $15) on PSN. If they have a "base" game, and then run the same DLC schedule, I lose all interest in it. I would hope this is just released as a "complete" package in one shot.
 

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