It's back! THQ's 'WWE WrestleFest' arrives in Apple's app store
You said "Bring It Back!" And today, THQ makes your request a reality, announcing the release of WWE WrestleFest, a faithfully recreated 2-D experience for iPod Touch, iPhone and iPad based on the well-known WWE arcade game made popular in the early 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/iPod) and US $3.99 (iPad). (DOWNLOAD GAME | GAME PHOTOS | VIDEO)
“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.”
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.
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
- Rey Mysterio
- “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
- Jake “The Snake” Roberts
- “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
- The classic Survivor Series arena