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Mike Tyson Returns To The Ring in New WWE Game

THQ has announced the return of the incomparable Mike Tyson to the ring (virtually, at least) in WWE '13, the next installment in the WWE flagship videogame franchise.

"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," said Sean Ratcliffe, Vice President, Global Brand Management, THQ.  "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."

Tyson made headlines with WWE in early 1998 as part of the company's "Attitude Era," a time period prominently featured in WWE '13 through a brand new single-player campaign.  In pro wrestling terms, he is best remembered for his appearances leading up to and at WrestleMania XIV, where he was recruited by D-Generation X (DX) to serve as a ringside enforcer during the main event match between DX member Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWE Championship.  Tyson, sporting a sleeveless DX t-shirt and black jeans - the same look as his playable character in the upcoming video game - interfered in the match, allowing Austin to secure the victory and ultimately abandoning his presumed alliance with the renegade faction.  "Iron" Mike then returned to WWE on January 11, 2010 as a guest host on Monday Night Raw and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 2, 2012.

"The baddest man on the planet is back - and only in WWE '13," said Mike Tyson. "Fans everywhere can now relive what I experienced during the 'Attitude Era.'"

The living boxing legend and former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world will be available as an exclusive playable character for consumers who pre-order the videogame at any participating retailer in the United States or Canada for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 , or Wii.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by esconore on 06-20-2012

[QUOTE=White Knight;12264107]What's with the Tyson garbage?? Are we honoring felons this week???[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f119/Lloydsgurl/Screencaps/gifs/close20door.gif?t=1298765799[/IMG]

Comment by Evol on 06-20-2012

[QUOTE=White Knight;12263831]Why would anything decent be attached to a convicted rapist like Tyson???[/QUOTE] the very same reasons people are attached to a convicted women beater.

Comment by Ty$on on 06-19-2012

^^ I don't know about that much. Anyway, yeah Mike Tyson will be in WWE ' 13 I just watched the trailer, hopefully since this year's game is actually changing up the setting, it'll be really fun online. I'll be…

Comment by ralph22 on 06-19-2012

WWE have serious problems the rock was bought back and not even he has bring rating numbers up.

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