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New Releases: WWE 12, King of Fighters XIII, Tekken Hybrid, More

As we all make preparations for the upcoming Black Friday sales, the publishers are making one final push for holiday season new releases.

This week, it’s all about the fight as WWE ’12 (PS3, Wii, Xbox 360), The King of Fighters XIII (PS3, Xbox 360), and Tekken Hybrid make their way to store shelves. Which one is tough enough to find a place on your game shelf?

This week’s batch of new releases also includes a few titles branching out on new platforms as Batman: Arkham City is now available for PC. In the handheld space, Sonic Generations and WWE All-Stars will be released for the 3DS.

Check out the full list of the rest of this week’s new releases after the break. (more…)

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Roster revealed for WWE ’12

THQ has announced 60 characters from the roster for the latest in their wrestling series, WWE ’12. While previously having a Smackdown vs. Raw theme to the game, THQ is changing things up a bit this year. Hit the jump for the full list of who’s confirmed so far – and keep in mind that Jerry “The King” Lawler will be available as DLC when the game launches on November 12 for the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360. (more…)

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No surprises in THQ’s E3 lineup

After a flurry of announcements this week, THQ has finally unveiled their complete E3 lineup. Aside from the new stuff like Metro: Last Light, WWE ’12 and UFC Undisputed 3, this is the same lineup of games THQ talked about last year.

Sadly, there appears to be no mention of the publisher’s more distant projects like Darksiders II, Devil’s Third, Guillermo Del Toro’s Insane and the Turtle Rock-developed first person shooter.

You can check out THQ’s complete lineup after the break. (more…)

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WWE ’12 pins PS3, Wii, 360 this November

Smackdown has been smacked down and Raw has been cooked, this year’s WWE release from THQ will be known by the much simpler title WWE ’12. THQ promises that WWE ’12 will be “Bigger, Badder, Better” when it releases on November 22 for the PS3, Wii and Xbox 360.

Not only does the game have a new title and a new slogan, but the technology behind it has been rebuilt from the ground up:

WWE ’12 will offer players the opportunity to engage in the WWE experience through the new Predator Technology dynamic gameplay system, which is poised to deliver the most fluid, dynamic, authentic and action-packed WWE simulation experience to date. Included are the new Breaking Point submission system, new Attributes and control layout as well as significant improvements to other key gameplay systems, including Momentum and Stamina. WWE Universe Mode 2.0 will generate new and more impactful elements of unpredictability based on player decisions, while dynamic visual changes to gameplay presentation, including new animations, camera positions, lighting and improved rendering, will set the tone for delivering an exceptional simulation of WWE programming.

WWE ’12 will also include an extensive Creatve-A-Wrestler mode with customizable entrances, finishing moves, storylines and Highlight Reels along with the return of the popular Road to WrestleMania mode. Finally, the game will boast one of the largest rosters of WWE Superstars, WWE Divas and WWE Legends in franchise history, including Randy Orton, John Cena, The Miz and the debuting Alberto Del Rio.

The game’s debut trailer can be found and a ridiculously detailed developer Q&A with Creative Director Cory Ledesma can be found at SmackdownVsRaw.com (the Q&A also includes a ton of screenshots). Not surprisingly, THQ will be showcasing the game at next week’s E3 Expo.

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THQ releasing uDraw HD, Saints Row 3 in 2011; Drive-By canceled

THQ used their quarterly financial call to reveal a bit more about its 2011-2012 release slate.

For this year, the publisher is readying MX vs. ATV Alive for release this month, Red Faction: Armageddon on June 7, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine for August and UFC Personal Trainer sometime this Summer. Towards the end of the year, THQ plans to release Saints Row: The Third and the next WWE game along with bringing their uDraw GameTablet to the PS3 and Xbox 360.

Speaking of Saints Row, after the call, the publisher told Joystiq that Saints Row: Drive-By (the franchise’s 3DS/PSN/XBLA spinoff) was canceled. Bummer.

But 2012 is looking great for THQ as they revealed that they have several major releases planned including the unannounced UFC Undisputed 2012, Darksiders 2, Tomonobu Itagaki’s Devil’s Third, Metro 2033: Last Light and Warhammer 40,000: Dark Millennium Online.

Finally, the publisher publicly commented on Nintendo’s next console: “[THQ is] excited about the prospect of new hardware next year and look[s] forward to working on that system.” Got an opinion of which of THQ’s 2012 releases will make the leap to the Wii 2/Project Cafe? Let us know in the comments.

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