Wii U, PS Vita gets WWE 13 silent treatment

By Alan Ng - Aug 6, 2012

It’s fair to say that there is a lot of expectation riding on THQ’s upcoming WWE 13 game. Many view it as the best looking wrestling game since the N64 WWF Wrestlemania days, but there are others who can’t overlook the fact that the developer won’t be bringing a handheld version to the PS Vita.

With a multiplatform brand like WWE, you would have thought that THQ would love to cash in on the fact that the PS Vita seriously needs some new games. However, we can now confirm to you that there will not be a PS Vita version of WWE 13, or even a version for Nintendo’s new Wii U console either.

Bizarrely though, there is going to be a version for the Wii, albeit most likely a toned down port of the game that is coming to the Xbox 360 and PS3 on October 30. The obvious question is why are THQ bringing out a game for the Wii, instead of Wii U and why are they ignoring the up and coming PS Vita?

There’s no denying that the game looks good though. Attitude Era looks fantastic and with the recent news on Jim Ross providing commentary with Jerry Lawler, it is probably going to be the most popular mode in the game ahead of the regular campaign and multiplayer.

Do THQ really expect people to buy the Wii version knowing that they are not bringing out a game for the Wii U? It sounds like a crazy decision to us and hopefully THQ will provide some sort of official clarity on this soon. Playing through the Attitude Era on the Vita would have been an amazing prospect too, but the only hope now is via Remote Play if users have the know how.

What are your thoughts on this? Are you perplexed that THQ are releasing WWE 13 for the Wii, not Wii U? Would you have picked this game up for the Vita ahead of Xbox 360 and PS3 given the chance? Let THQ know how you feel on this one.

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  • Darth Mor

    Just my opinion, but I don’t think people are going to die without this game being on Vita and Wii U. Even if they were, I’d still just get it for my 360.

  • wwe13psvita

    i swear the rights to the wwe game should go to another company or even better fire cory ledesma he is failing every year and this game will be no different, i wish vince personally fires him live on pay per view ‘YOU’RE FIIIIIIIIIIIIIIRRRRRRRREEEEEEEEEEEEDDDDDDDDDDDDD”

  • Silent Treatment

    I’m pissed – bought a Vita and was really souped for ’13 to come out for it. There’s only so many times I can play Mortal Kombat or some PSN Minis, and this is disparaging to say the least. Highly disappointed.

  • Shax

    The amount of sales they would get from the vita would be huge and i would have bought a vita if i knew wwe 13 would be on it. If thq are struggling financially then maybe they should hand over the company to someone else because its bizarre not having the game on wii u and vita especially with he vita you can play it anywhere especially if you dont have time to sit in one place and play on the ps3 or xbox. Really disappointed seeing as it one of those games everyone would have looked forward to.

  • Leon

    I have an Xbox but I would get wwe on vita n not Xbox coz I like the convenience of playing my games as n when n where n not turn on a console, a tv, n get stuck on the sofa. I love the vita so much I have stopped buying or playing games on Xbox. It’s either a vita or I read a book.

  • please make wwe 14  on ps vita,for next year  it would be a dream come true!!! 😀

  • please make wwe 14  on ps vita,for next year  it would be a dream come true!!! 😀

  • Mfid

    yeah i would buy the vita version, i have x-box and wii, vita and 3ds, but id love to play anywhere, anytime (exept when out of battery) on my vita, which i got on the 1st of august, 23 days away from my birthday, anyway, i would love to play on the ps vita, please make wwe 14 if you can on ps vita, it would be a dream come true!!! 😀