Take control of your WWE career in a revamped WWE Universe. Your actions determine your destiny and shape your experience, as storylines, matches, alliances and rivalries are built based on your decisions. Upgrades of this year's mode include WWE Draft, Injuries, Momentum System, TV Presentation and the possibility of editing and creating your own Roster and your own Show!

THQ announces the WWE Universe Mode's new features in WWE '12:

Championship Match Control

In SVR '11, the monthly pay-per-view was the designated championship day on your Universe calendar. In WWE '12, that's no longer the case. Not only can you have championship matches on Raw, SmackDown, PPVs, or hell, even Superstars, but you can have one whenever you see fit. Want to make Zack Ryder vs Ziggler on Raw a U.S. title match? Do it, broski! You asked for it, and we delivered. Community feedback towards development at it's best.

WWE Draft

After WrestleMania in your WWE Universe, you'll now have the opportunity to experience the excitement of the WWE Draft in all it's glory. If you're like me, then you could use the shakeup of your roster after year's end in Universe. Sure, we give you the ability to switch brands on your own, but let us give it a spin for a nice change-up. Plus, it's the WWE DRAFT!

We said it last year, and we meant it, but like most evolved features, it really rings true with Universe mode in WWE '12. You really feel like there is a living, breathing world around you this year. Don't believe me? Keep reading.


A lot of the storylines in your Universe mode last year mostly relied on your own imagination. If there wasn't a cutscene for a situation, you depended on the news feed. This year, though, storylines will spawn from multiple areas. Relationships that you develop throughout your Universe, new Superstars or Divas entering, and other decisions that you're able to make will directly dictate the direction of your storylines. Replicate current programming, or branch off from reality. The choice is yours this year, but be careful, there are consequences for your actions.

You can now also interfere in matches.

Streamlined Match-Flow TV-Style Presentation

This year in WWE '12's Universe mode, you're really going to get a true sense of what it's like to play through a seamlessly integrated show. Instead of forcing you out to the Universe hub after every match like we did last year, you'll now have the option to continue on to the next match on the card after you've completed your current one. The in-mode presentation will then display the matchup overlay like they do on TV, and the entrances will commence.

Furthermore, if you're at a show's end, you'll have the option to continue to the next show. What's cool though, is that you'll see the show's opening pyro and hear the music. And what's even COOLER than that, is the opening pyro and music will transition into the first participant in the initial match on the card's entrance music. No loading, it just happens.


We had the cutscenes that implicated that a Superstar or Diva was injured in last year's game, but this year they mean something. Yes, we have injuries in Universe mode (Heaven voice: AHHHHHHH). We're also giving you the power to produce injuries, by hitting numerous finishers on an opponent, or devastating weapon strikes. But that would mean that you're a sick individual, right? Celebrate! You can now "Nash" Triple H with... Kevin Nash!


In SVR '11, we wanted each show on your calendar to have a backstory, or a sense of buildup to them. This year, though, we come that much closer to fully realizing that vision. Momentum from wins or losses will now be carried over from show to show for a Superstar or Diva. If John Morrison is on a big losing streak in your Universe like he is on Raw, his attributes will drop. A Superstar's or Diva's results in the ring over time, will add up and impact their performance in the present. Pretty cool, eh?


This year, you can replace any existing show on your WWE Universe calendar with one of your own. Using our new Create-An-Arena feature, you can now create your own show. To round out this experience, you can also designate your own titles and Superstars/Divas for your created show (including CAS). AWA, WCW, and ECW? The possibilities are endless. You're welcome.


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