Mike Tyson returns to the ring in 'WWE '13'

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June 19, 2012

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - The campaign premise of "Live the Revolution" continues, as THQ has announced the return of the incomparable Mike Tyson to the ring – virtually – in "WWE ’13," the revolutionary next installment in the WWE flagship video game franchise. (EXCLUSIVE SCREENSHOTS)

Often touted as "The Baddest Man on the Planet," the boxing legend and former Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the World will be available as an exclusive playable character for consumers who pre-order the videogame at any participating retailer in the United States or Canada for Microsoft's Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system, Sony's PlayStation3 computer entertainment system or the Nintendo Wii system (while supplies last).

Tyson made headlines with WWE in early 1998 as part of the company’s groundbreaking Attitude Era, a time period prominently featured in "WWE ’13" through a brand-new single-player campaign. He is best remembered for his appearances leading up to and at WrestleMania XIV, where he was recruited by D-Generation X to serve as a ringside enforcer during the main event match between DX member Shawn Michaels and "Stone Cold" Steve Austin for 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. Tyson returned to WWE on January 11, 2010, as a guest on Monday Night Raw, and was then inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on March 30, 2012.

"As one of the most dominant champions in boxing history, and one of the most memorable guests to ever be featured on WWE programming, Mike Tyson led an incredible revolution that changed the way fans perceive the sport," said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President, Global Brand Management, THQ. "He was a tremendous addition to the Attitude Era, and is certain to attract a wide variety of fans to 'Live the Revolution' offered in '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."

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