Wednesday, October 26, 2011

WWE '12: In-depth look at Universe Mode Part 1

THQ has released a bevy of info regarding Universe Mode in WWE '12. From the looks of things, it's been heavily revamped.

In WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011, you either had to put up with title matches through the ranking system or through a glitch. In WWE '12, Universe Mode allows you to pick the championship matches you want whether the challenger is ranked or not.

Also added to Universe Mode this year is a draft. While you're given the freedom to switch brands whenever you please, THQ and Yuke's have set up a system themselves. You will get to compete in matches to try to get a draft pick for your brand.

Remember when you had to rely on your own imagination for storylines last year? Well those days are over. The new and improved Universe Mode lets you dictate the stories. You can interfere in matches, create a hostile relationship with a superstar or even cause an injury.

Another new feature added is momentum. If a superstar is on a losing streak, his/her attributes will take a nosedive. If you perform well, your attributes will rise. Woo woo woo, you know it.

Finally, this year's Universe Mode allows you to create your own show. If you're not digging Raw or Smackdown, you don't have to settle for either brand. If you want to bring back WCW, ECW or even AWA, you can.

THQ will present a part 2 in discussing the new features in WWE '12's Universe Mode tomorrow (Oct. 27).