THQ Announces Playable Mike Tyson To Be Pre-Order Bonus For WWE ’13

June 19, 2012Written by Nick Michetti

THQ has announced that Mike Tyson will be a pre-order bonus for WWE ’13 in the form of a playable character.

Playable Mike Tyson will be available as a pre-order bonus on all three current generation home console platforms and will be available at participating retailers. Tyson played a role as the enforcer of the WrestleMania XIV WWE Championship match between HBK Shawn Michaels and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. Tyson had originally been aligned with Michaels’ stable D-Generation X, but turned on them and aligned with Austin in one of the most memorable moments in WrestleMania history. Tyson’s appearance in WWE ’13 will reflect his appearance from the beginning of that match — a sleeveless DX t-shirt and black jeans.

THQ Vice President of Global Brand Management Sean Ratcliffe said:

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. 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.

Mike Tyson said:

The baddest man on the planet is back – and only in WWE ’13. Fans everywhere can now relive what I experienced during the ‘Attitude Era.’

WWE ’13 will release for PS3, Xbox 360, and Nintendo Wii on October 30th.