The game focuses on the Attitude Era of WWE, replacing its Road to WrestleMania Mode with an Attitude Era Mode where the player plays through the Attitude Era in 6 different story lines. The game also brings back it’s Predator Technology engine, adding in a new audio system called WWE Live.
WWE’ 13 runs on the “Predator Technology 2.0” engine. The Predator Technology 2.0 engine has been updated from the previous WWE games to allow for more fluid animations, with odd collisions and transitions having been fixed and updated, it also allows for over 300 new moves.
The game is the first to feature Spectacular Moments, also known as “OMG! Moments”. This feature allows for environmental moves such as ring breaks, barricade breaks, announce table breaks, and catching (mid-air) finishers to be possible. Online servers have been enhanced to allow for players to test out creations before downloading them into the game. During online matches, AI will fill in for absent players when not enough players are available.
WWE’ 13 is slated for release on February 2nd 2013.