Anyone looking to get their pro wrestling fix on-the-go will be happy to know that THQ has just announced WWE Wrestlefest is available NOW in the iOS App Store. Based on the 80s arcade game, it offers not only classic WWE fighters, but current Superstars, DLC, multiplayer and a Road to Wrestlemania progression mode as well. The game is available for $2.99 for the iPhone version and $3.99 for iPad, with XBLA, PSN and other versions due for release later this year. For more info, check the full PR after the jump…
THQ EXPANDS WWE VIDEOGAME PORTFOLIO WITH RELEASE OF WWE® WRESTLEFEST™ FOR IPHONE AND IPAD
Iconic Arcade Game Returns to Deliver Classic WWE Action in 2-D Format for Popular Handheld Systems – Available Now on the App Store
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – 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.
To download the iPhone / iPod Touch version of the game, please visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wrestlefest-premium/id494120526?ls=1&mt=8.
To download the iPad version of the game, please visit: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/wrestlefest-hd/id494137299?ls=1&mt=8.
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About THQ Inc.
THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) is a leading worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software. The company develops its products for all popular game systems, personal computers, wireless devices and the Internet. Headquartered in Los Angeles County, California, THQ sells product through its global network of offices located throughout North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. More information about THQ and its products may be found at www.thq.com. THQ and the THQ logo are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of THQ Inc.