After a brief flurry of rumors about the relationship between THQ and the WWE (don’t worry, their relationship is fine), we’re starting to see a flurry of new information about this year’s entry in the series. Last year marked a big change for the WWE games, shifting from the Smackdown vs Raw format to a more annualized sports series model. The game also moved away from the traditional Road to Wrestlemania, putting more emphasis on scripted stories that following three separate Superstars through unique story arcs.

We just received word that former World Heavyweight Boxing Champion Mike Tyson will be “returning to the ring” thanks to THQ’s WWE ’13Last year, the exclusive pre-order bonus for the series was The Rock. This was a good thing. The Rock is awesome. He cooks all sorts of wonderful dishes that you just need to smell. Mike Tyson? Well, we got a hold of an early gameplay video of Mike “The Amazon” Tyson. Fast forward to 45 seconds to see his signature move.

 

Update: THQ informed us that the video above is not, in fact, from WWE ’13. The correct video is below. We apologize for the error.

 

 

If you are interested in grabbing Iron Mike for some in-ring action, be sure to pre-order WWE ’13 before its release this fall on Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii.