The People's Champion to appear on the cover of WWE '12

by: Russell -
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THQ has announced that in it's first ever consumer vote to select the cover superstar for WWE '12, the people have chosen The Rock to grace the cover.  The voting was between The Rock and John Cena, and I'm glad that The Rock got the vote, as that's who I voted for.  Nothing against Cena, but I've always been more of a fan of The Rock.  Personal opinion really.  The Collector's Edition of WWE '12, also dubbed "The People's Edition", will include the game, a foil sleeve cover featuring The Rock, The Rock as an in-game playable character, a Blu-Ray/DVD of The Rock's appearances back in February and April, a foil Topps trading card of The Rock, and an art image.  Provided I get a 360 down the road a bit, I'll definitely be picking this one up because, let's face it, the PS3 and 360 versions are typically better than the Wii versions.


Franchise-First Consumer Vote to Select Cover Superstar Delivers “The People’s Edition,”
Including Unique Cover Packaging and Exclusive Content

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - September 19, 2011 - THQ Inc. today announced legendary WWE Superstar The Rock will grace the collector’s edition cover of WWE® 12, the forthcoming release from the renowned WWE flagship videogame franchise. In a competitive battle against WWE Superstar John Cena, his opponent in the main event at WrestleMania® XXVIII, live on pay-per-view April 1, 2012 from Sun Life Stadium Miami, Fla., The Rock was selected by consumers who cast their votes in a franchise-first opportunity to choose a cover Superstar for a WWE videogame.

Available exclusively in North America through the THQ Store at, the WWE ’12 collector’s edition is currently scheduled to offer the following items:
Foil sleeve cover packaging featuring The Rock
Copy of WWE ’12 videogame
The Rock playable in-game character
WWE Blu-Ray/DVD featuring The Rock’s must-see WWE Raw appearances from February 14, 2011 and April 4, 2011, including his highly anticipated return to WWE and moment his WrestleMania XXVIII match with John Cena was made official
Exclusive Foil Topps Trading Card featuring The Rock
Art Image of The Rock

WWE ’12 is currently in development for the Xbox 360®, PlayStation® 3 system and WiiTM, with a scheduled release date of November 22, 2011 in North America. For more information on the WWE ’12 Collector’s Edition, please visit, and

About WWE ’12

WWE ’12 will enable players 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 feature the franchise’s best-in-class creation suite, enabling players to develop and customize their own Superstars, entrances, finishing moves, storylines, Highlight Reels and other all-new capabilities to be announced later this year. As well, the popular Road to WrestleMania® Mode will enable players to explore compelling new storylines and major gameplay improvements. WWE ’12 will also boast one of the largest rosters of WWE Superstars, WWE Divas and WWE Legends in franchise history, including cover Superstar Randy Orton, John Cena, The Miz and Alberto Del Rio.

For more information about WWE ’12, please visit, and THQ and its logos are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
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