THQ's WWE All Stars on Wii was a decent attempt at an arcade take on sports entertainment, but despite the game launching on practically every format — even PS2 got a look-in — there was no portable port for Nintendo formats. That'll change later this year though, as THQ has announced WWE All Stars for 3DS.
While you might expect a cut-down version for the handheld, judging from the game's official fact sheet it contains all the characters from its HD cousins, with 43 characters in total: in fact, the PS3 and 360 versions ship with 32 characters on the disc with a further 12 available to download, which means the 3DS version gets downloadable content for free.
It'll also get a pair of exclusive modes too: survival challenge Gauntlet, where your health is regenerated by performing flashy moves, and Score Scramble, where the superstar with the highest score wins.
The game also includes a Create-a-Superstar mode but makes no mention of multiplayer components, so don't get your hopes up for online multiplayer just yet.
WWE All Stars on 3DS sees release in late November.
TAKE WWE ACTION TO THE NEXT DIMENSION!
WWE All Stars delivers fast, fun, fluid and furious arcade-style gameplay to the Nintendo 3DS! Featuring your favorite colorful WWE Legends of the past and larger-than-life WWE Superstars of today, WWE All Stars delivers the greatest roster ever assembled in a WWE videogame! Step inside the virtual ring and experience WWE action in the palm of your hand, for the first time ever in 3D!
THE GREATEST MATCHUPS HAVEN’T HAPPENED ... UNTIL NOW! TWO GENERATIONS. ONE RING. THREE DIMENSIONS!
FUN AND IN-YOUR-FACE 3D WWE ARCADE-STYLE ACTION! – Take WWE action to the next dimension with high-flying, hard-hitting and high impact gameplay that bridges generations of WWE fans and casual followers alike with fun, intuitive and approachable gameplay that lets you jump right into the ring! With responsive, arcade-style controls, every WWE Legend and WWE Superstar will have a variety of grapples, attacks, killer combos, finishing and signature manuevers to create the ultimate competitive and fast-paced gaming experience that is easy to pick up and play but provides plenty for expert players to master.
BEST ROSTER EVER JUST GOT BIGGER – Choose from the greatest roster of WWE Superstars and WWE Legends EVER assembled in a WWE videogame, including John Cena, The Rock, Andre the Giant, Big Show, Triple H, Bret “Hit Man” Hart, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Rey Mysterio and for the first time ever in a THQ/WWE videogame, “Macho Man” Randy Savage. 43 Superstars and Legends in total. Each WWE Legend and WWE Superstar will boast a distinctive and highly stylized appearance, adding to the overall spectacle, atmosphere and in-your-face attitude exuding from the on-screen action.
FOUR AWESOME CHARACTER CLASSES – Punt an opponent sky high! Juggle him with your fists! Weave together killer combinations of high impact moves or best an opponent with your fists of fury! With four distinct classes of competitor – Acrobat, Big Man, Brawler and Grappler - WWE All Stars will provide players with WWE Legends and WWE Superstars who have distinct advantages, strengths and techniques, including specific combinations and unique abilities.
FANTASY WARFARE – Who is the greatest WWE Superstar of all time? Which generation had the Best Big Man or the Most Impressive High Flier? Find out by choosing a side and playing through epic matchups between WWE Legends and Superstars to determine the best of all time, each introduced by cinematic video packages featuring authentic WWE footage.
CREATE-A-SUPERSTAR – The greatest WWE roster of all time wouldn’t be complete without YOUR created WWE Superstars! Customize your Superstar and pit him against the game’s WWE Superstars and WWE Legends to see if he can become legendary.
TWO EXCLUSIVE GAME MODES – GAUNTLET & SCORE SCRAMBLE – WWE All Stars presents two new game modes exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS! Battle every Superstar and Legend in the game in consecutive matches in Gauntlet. Show off skills to regenerate health. Do you have what it takes to run the Gauntlet? Score scramble matches challenge the player to either reach a specific point total or finish a timed match with the highest point total. The more over the top your attacks, the more points you'll be awarded.