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THQ Reveals WWE '12 Roster, Features Over 60 Superstars

You decide the Collector's Edition.

THQ unveiled over 60 Superstars for WWE ’12 this past Summerslam weekend. The roster covers both RAW and Smackdown and even includes some Legends. There’s a disturbing lack of Shawn Michaels and Bret Hart right now but there are still 14 characters that haven’t been revealed yet. There’s no way they won’t be the game in some capacity.

A Collector’s Edition was also announced at the event. THQ is letting fans decide which version they want on Facebook. You can choose either the “People’s Edition”, featuring The Rock or the “Champ’s Edition” with John Cena on the cover. The Rock is currently dominating the polls, thankfully.

Here’s the roster so far:

RAW

  • Alberto Del Rio
  • Alex Riley
  • Big Show
  • CM Punk
  • David Otunga
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Drew Mcintyre
  • Evan Bourne
  • Goldust
  • Husky Harris
  • Jack Swagger
  • John Cena
  • John Morrison
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Mason Ryan
  • Michael McGillicutty
  • R-Truth
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Santino Marella
  • The Miz
  • The Rock
  • Triple H
  • Zack Ryder

Smackdown

  • Chavo Guerrero
  • Christian
  • Cody Rhodes
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Ezekiel Jackson
  • Heath Slater
  • Justin Gabriel
  • Kane
  • Mark Henry
  • Randy Orton
  • Sheamus
  • Sin Cara
  • Ted DiBiase
  • Tyson Kidd
  • The Undertaker
  • Vladimir Kozlov
  • Wade Barrett
  • Willian Regal
  • Yoshi Tatsu

Divas

  • Beth Phoenix
  • Eve
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Maryse
  • Layla
  • Michelle McCool
  • Natalya

Legends

  • Arn Anderson
  • Rick Steamboat
  • Animal
  • Hawk
  • Kevin Nash
  • Booker T
  • Vader
  • AX
  • Smash
  • Eddie Guerrero
  • Mr. McMahon
  • Steve Austin
  • Edge

DLC

  • Jerry Lawler

The WWE Games YouTube channel recently uploaded a bunch of new videos for WWE ’12, which includes entrances and finishers for a variety of Superstars. It’s worth checking out.

Source: THQ

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16 Comments
  1. Forrest_01
    Member
    Since: Jun 2009

    I am sure that there are a ‘wealth of new features’, but to me, these games have looked the almost exactly the same for the past few years! Probably moreso that the likes of fifa even!

    Comment posted on 15/08/2011 at 13:35.
    • Delriach
      Member
      Since: Jul 2009

      The Smackdown vs. Raw series has been in a downward spiral for so many years now, but this game is actually going in a different direction. That’s actually why they changed the name to WWE ’12. They rebranded the franchise and it’s actually looking quite good. I played a really early version of it a few months ago. It’s shaping up well. They fixed the controls and that was one of the biggest issues the series had since 2008.

      Comment posted on 15/08/2011 at 13:39.
      • R4U Eldave0
        andUandU
        Since: Aug 2008

        Each to their own, but I find the SDvsR series improves with each release (and this is coming from someone who loved Smackdown2!) :) Adding Universe mode is 2011 was an awesome extra

        Comment posted on 15/08/2011 at 16:11.
      • R4U Eldave0
        andUandU
        Since: Aug 2008

        *in 2011

        Comment posted on 15/08/2011 at 16:11.
      • Forrest_01
        Member
        Since: Jun 2009

        Agreed – I have a friend that plays these pretty religiously & Universe seemed like the thing that should have been in the game from day one, as it sounds great.

        What i meant was everyone i see seems to look almost exactly the same as the last incarnation & i have trouble distinguishing which game he is playing sometimes! :S

        Comment posted on 15/08/2011 at 18:27.
  2. Rocket_345
    Member
    Since: May 2010

    Nice to see them up to date with Cult of Personality as Punks music. Fantastic song. Pretty good roster aswell and hopefully the gameplay has improved. I’m assuming that there will be more than just Jerry Lawler as DLC as well.

    Comment posted on 15/08/2011 at 15:17.
  3. hol
    Member
    Since: Oct 2009

    Good to see the road warriors & demolition in there too ;)

    Comment posted on 15/08/2011 at 15:44.
  4. R4U Eldave0
    andUandU
    Since: Aug 2008

    Great roster this year. That said I would have been happy with whatever as long as CM Punk, Morrison, Miz, Evan Bourne and Eve were present so… ;)

    Comment posted on 15/08/2011 at 16:09.
  5. aerobes
    Member
    Since: Aug 2009

    “You can choose either the “People’s Edition”, featuring The Rock or the “Champ’s Edition” with John Cena on the cover.” Ouch. Cena’s pride is going to be hurt.

    I used to love these on PS1 and PS2 but I feel like they’ve been going backwards a bit. I’m interested in this new one though and hopefully it’ll get a demo.

    Good looking roster so far but no Ultimate Warrior yet. No Warrior, no sale. ;)

    Comment posted on 15/08/2011 at 17:29.
  6. whoelse
    Writer
    Since: Forever

    Lol the wrestlers still seem to be walking on ice.

    I probably will end up buying this though, but not day one.

    Comment posted on 15/08/2011 at 17:30.
    • R4U Eldave0
      andUandU
      Since: Aug 2008

      +1 for the CM Punk avatar :D

      Comment posted on 16/08/2011 at 09:37.
      • Rocket_345
        Member
        Since: May 2010

        Agreed thats now my favourite gravatar on TSA.

        Comment posted on 16/08/2011 at 23:14.
  7. Colinbarr66
    Any tag other than 'Member'
    Since: Mar 2009

    CM Punk is getting booed during his entrance, how unrealistic!

    Comment posted on 16/08/2011 at 00:51.
    • Rocket_345
      Member
      Since: May 2010

      Thats my problem with WWE games. You never get a mixed reaction choice from the crowd as CM Punk is probably the guy to get if you want to separate the fans at the moment.

      Comment posted on 16/08/2011 at 23:13.