The "Revolution" came and went last night (May 28, 2012) on Monday Night Raw to little fanfare.
It turned out the cryptic promo videos were all about WWE '13, the next installment of World Wrestling Entertainment's (WWE) video game franchise from THQ. They've promised big things, including ditching "The Road to WrestleMania" game mode in favor of bringing back "The Attitude Era."
More features include (via WWE.com):
WWE LIVE - Experience the atmosphere, spectacle and fervor of a WWE live event through attention-grabbing Spectacular Moments, including ring breaks and barricade crashes, along with a brand new audio and presentation system designed to produce the most authentic and vibrant commentary, sound effects and crowd participation levels ever experienced in a WWE videogame.
THE ATTITUDE IS BACK - Return to an unparalleled and groundbreaking era in WWE history - a time of pure raucousness, grandiose personalities and colossal revolution - through a franchise-first single player campaign focused on eight purveyors of attitude during the famed television "Monday Night Wars," including WWE Hall of Famer "Stone Cold" Steve Austin.
WWE UNIVERSE 3.0 - Control the virtual WWE experience like never before in the popular career-style mode, as individual decisions throughout gameplay will dynamically introduce matches, alliances, rivalries and unpredictable moments along the path toward becoming a WWE Champion.
PREDATOR TECHNOLOGY 2.0 - Driven by new animations, transitions and modified controls, Predator Technology returns to deliver intelligent, fluid and engaging WWE action, resulting in a smoother gameplay experience than its predecessors.
CREATE + SHARE - Utilize the franchise's industry-defining Creation Suite to develop and customize Superstars, entrances, arenas, finishing moves, storylines, highlight reels and more, as well as share and download creations with others from around the world.
DISTINGUISHED ROSTER - Compete with a vast array of WWE Superstars and Attitude Era luminaries from the largest roster in franchise history, including cover Superstar CM Punk, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin, Sheamus, Undertaker, Mankind, Chris Jericho, Big Show and Mark Henry.
SURPRISES IN STORE - Live the Revolution through future announcements, including additional game features, a comprehensive roster reveal, downloadable content and big surprises.
IGN.com has a comprehensive breakdown of the game, complete with an in depth look at each game mode and new features. You can (and should) read it by clicking here.
They also revealed the current WWE '13 roster complete with ratings for each guy. That list:
-- The Attitude Era Undertaker (95)
-- Stone Cold Steve Austin (94)
-- CM Punk (93)
-- Big Show (92)
-- Chris Jericho (92)
-- Mankind (91)
-- Sheamus (89)
-- Mark Henry (89)
The game is set to be released on Tues., Oct. 30, 2012, for the XBOX 360, Playstation 3 and Wii platforms, so mark your calendar, Cagesiders. Anyone plan on picking this bad boy up once it hits shelves near you? And what do you think of the new features?