Latest WWE game announced; loses the SmackDown vs. RAW title...

#1 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -

This morning, the WWE Games Facebook page announced a new WWE video game.  The title is WWE '12 and the cover boy is Randy Orton.  Er... that's about all the details right now.  This trailer is just Randy being Randy. 

 
 

 
But anyway, I think the bigger (and I use the term lightly) story is that the game no longer is carrying the SmackDown vs. RAW moniker, and seems to be alluding to some major changes in gameplay.  Maybe I'm reading too much into it, but that's certainly how it sounds.
#2 Posted by MideonNViscera (2257 posts) -

Wish they'd just release Revenge on XBL or something.

#3 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -
@MideonNViscera:  
Yep, even if it was remade to feature the new supstars in WWE, I'd much rather have something like Revenge or No Mercy.
#4 Posted by ZombiePie (5642 posts) -

And we officially have a page for WWE '12. I have to be honest when I saw that in the wiki queue I didn't believe that was the actual title for the game. Take that for what it is worth....

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#5 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -
@ZombiePie said:

And we officially have a page for WWE '12. I have to be honest when I saw that in the wiki queue I didn't believe that was the actual title for the game. Take that for what it is worth....

I know right? Maybe it's the future? Can you picture Madden '12? 
#6 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -
@ZombiePie:  
It's weird that they seem to have gone the EA Sports route and just started putting the name of the promotion plus a number. 
IE, Madden 10,  NHL 12.  I'm not sure if it makes the title easier to say, but it sure does make it stupider to look at...
#7 Posted by Daiphyer (1334 posts) -

About goddamn time. Now, make the game FUN, and I'll buy. 
If it wasn't for the MS, Sony, Wii logos at the end, I would've guessed it's a Randy Orton DVD. That's how misleading the trailer is. It could be anything!

#8 Posted by DjCmeP (1148 posts) -
@ImperiousRix: OMG..It looks so real.
#9 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -
@Daiphyer:  
Indeed, when I first saw the video pop up on the WWE Games page on Facebook, I wasn't even sure it was FOR a game until the very very end.  I'm still not sure. 
 
@DjCmeP
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I know!  They must be using a new graphics engine.
#10 Posted by ZombiePie (5642 posts) -

@Barrock: @ImperiousRix: So wait...can we confirm or deny the existence of the apostrophe in the game title? If it is a part of the title then this is the worst thing I have seen in a long time.

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#11 Posted by Barrock (3525 posts) -
@ZombiePie said:

@Barrock: @ImperiousRix: So wait...can we confirm or deny the existence of the apostrophe in the game title? If it is a part of the title then this is the worst thing I have seen in a long time.

From the WWE Facebook: 
 
‎"SmackDown vs. Raw" is no more ... WWEgames (THQ) brings "WWE '12" to stores this Fall, with a bigger, badder, and better gameplay experience than ever before! Check out the new features in this announcement on WWE.com!"
#12 Posted by RichardLOlson (1852 posts) -

Damn this shit gets old.  I miss the old school wrestling games.

#13 Posted by ImperiousRix (2963 posts) -
@Barrock said:
@ZombiePie said:

@Barrock: @ImperiousRix: So wait...can we confirm or deny the existence of the apostrophe in the game title? If it is a part of the title then this is the worst thing I have seen in a long time.

From the WWE Facebook: 
 
‎"SmackDown vs. Raw" is no more ... WWEgames (THQ) brings "WWE '12" to stores this Fall, with a bigger, badder, and better gameplay experience than ever before! Check out the new features in this announcement on WWE.com!"
Yep, the apostrophe exists.  It is officially WWE *APOSTROPHE*12.
#14 Posted by Hansolol (408 posts) -

Fuuuuuck! Is that the Yuke's logo at the end?  Meh.  I thought they might actually change the direction of the series considering All Stars was so much better than SVR.  Yuke's will churn out more garbage.

#15 Posted by WinterSnowblind (7615 posts) -

While I haven't been into watching wrestling for a long time, I must admit I still quite enjoy playing the games every now and again with some friends, and just completely creating our own custom guys. 
But the series badly needs an overhaul.. new engine, new creation modes, better fighting system and the return of a customisable manager mode. 
 
Yearly sports games often suck, but this is the only one I've seen that's actually gotten worse each year.

#16 Posted by damswedon (3185 posts) -
@Hansolol said:
Fuuuuuck! Is that the Yuke's logo at the end?  Meh.  I thought they might actually change the direction of the series considering All Stars was so much better than SVR.  Yuke's will churn out more garbage.
Here is to hoping the put of an All Stars 2 at some point.
#17 Posted by LordAndrew (14426 posts) -
@ImperiousRix said:
@Barrock said:
@ZombiePie said:

@Barrock: @ImperiousRix: So wait...can we confirm or deny the existence of the apostrophe in the game title? If it is a part of the title then this is the worst thing I have seen in a long time.

From the WWE Facebook: 
 
‎"SmackDown vs. Raw" is no more ... WWEgames (THQ) brings "WWE '12" to stores this Fall, with a bigger, badder, and better gameplay experience than ever before! Check out the new features in this announcement on WWE.com!"
Yep, the apostrophe exists.  It is officially WWE *APOSTROPHE*12.
I think I'll call it WWE Dash 12.

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