One of the most interesting aspects of THQ’s WWE game’s is their presentation and their storylines. Some have ultimate wrestling nerd nostalgia like when Edge and Christian reunited in SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 before they did on real WWE programming.
Others are completely out of the realm of reality (We all remember the video of Kurt Angle being magically transformed into a woman by Candice Michelle from a few years ago). With the completely over the top style of WWE All Stars, there is certainly some intrigue in to the presentation of its story modes.
Each of the three modes will consist of a 10 match tournament for the player, much in the style of fighting games like Mortal Kombat or Marvel vs. Capcom 3 where players will eventually reach their championship match against either the Undertaker (Legends path), Randy Orton (WWE Superstars path) or D-Generation X (Tag Team path). Here is what we know so far about these three different paths in WWE All Stars:
Path of Champions, WWE Legends – Undertaker
The World Heavyweight Championship is on the line at SummerSlam. Can you defeat 10 of WWE’s battle-hardened WWE Legends and defeat Undertaker? Paul Bearer welcomes you to his funeral parlor, as Undertaker emerges from a standing casket. He has a message for the player – “Rest in Peace!” There are plenty of surprises and more cutscenes along the way as you move your way up to face “The Phenom!”
Path of Champions, WWE Superstars – Randy Orton
“The Apex Predator,” Randy Orton, has pitted the WWE Superstars against you. Can you defeat them all in various grueling matches to face him at WrestleMania for the WWE Championship? In the opening cutscene, Randy Orton holds up the WWE Championship and tells you to “get a look at greatness!” “The Viper” vows that should you face him at WrestleMania, he will end your career!
Path of Champions Tag Team – D-Generation X
It’s time to determine the greatest Tag Team in WWE history. Can you survive the WWE’s greatest WWE Legends and WWE Superstars and defeat D-Generation X at WrestleMania? Triple H and Shawn Michaels are the self-proclaimed greatest Tag Team in WWE history, and they announce they are here to stake their claim to the WWE Tag Team Championship. And if you’re not down with that, they’ve got two words for you …
Take a look below of just what is in store for players in their Path of Champions.
THQ has also announced that they will be including the WWE Legend, the Honky Tonk Man as a free download as an incentive for players who purchase WWE All Stars new, much like how online multiplayer was free to people who purchased UFC Undisputed 2010 instead of buying it used. Take a peek below at the Honky Tonk Man’s entrance and his infamous Shake, Rattle and Roll finish.
Stick to the Flickcast for more on WWE All Stars as we quickly approach its release next week.