The pre-release hoopla is done. WWE 13 was released at midnight all over the United States. WWE fanatics that pre-ordered the game have probably already played countless matches, created tons of custom content, and submerged themselves in all things WWE games over the last few hours.
Yes, the release of this game is that big of a deal.
For wrestling/gaming fans, this is equivalent to a Madden, FIFA or NBA 2K release. I've been playing the game for about four days. I've analyzed every nook and cranny in an attempt to craft an in-depth analysis of the game.
There are tons to explore here, and plenty to see. I really needed four days—and possibly more—to touch on everything in the game. What I offer you in the next five detailed slides doesn't equate to spoilers for in-game storylines, so no need to worry about that.
However, when you're done reading, watching the videos, and scanning over the exclusive screenshots included, you'll be equipped to make a decision on your feelings for this game.
That is, if you haven't already copped it.
Here's my take on WWE 13.
(All images and videos from WWE 13 by THQ)