THQ releases WWE 13 today on all gaming platforms. The game features Paul Heyman's writing on the WWE Universe storyline mode. It will be the first time Heyman has written anything creative for the wrestling world since departing WWE in 2006. Heyman was hired by THQ to do the writing and kept it very quiet, with the feeling at the time that WWE would stop his involvement in the game. WWE was aware and had approved it. The scripting process actually took place well before Heyman returned to WWE as a performer.

Replacing the WWE "Road to Wrestlemania" storyline mode will instead feature the following storylines as part of their Attitude era mode:

* Rise of DX

* Austin 3:16

* The Brothers of Destruction

* The Great One

* Mankind

* WrestleMania XV

The storylines, which will bring players through 65 matches, are based on WWE storylines from that era but will allow for changes based on how players proceed in the game. The game will also feature the King of The Ring, a number of stipulation matches and more. Here is the list of current talents in the game:

Alberto Del Rio

The Big Show

Booker T

Brock Lesnar

Brodus Clay

Chris Jericho

Christian

Cody Rhodes

Daniel Bryan

David Otunga

Dolph Ziggler

Edge

The Great Khali

Heath Slater

Hunico

Jack Swagger

JBL

John Cena - Doctor of Thuganomics

John Laurinaitus

Justin Gabriel

Kane

Kevin Nash

Kofi Kingston

Mark Henry

Miz

Primo

Randy Orton

Here is the list of attitude era talents…

Mike Tyson

Road Warrior Animal

Big Bossman

Billy Gunn

Bret Hart

Bradshaw from Acolytes

British Bulldog

Cactus Jack

Y2J

Christian

Dude Love

Eddie Guerrero

Edge

Farooq from the Acolytes

Godfather

Road Warrior Hawk

Hunter Hearst Helmsley

Kane

Ken Shamrock

Mankind

Mark Henry - The Nation

Mr. McMahon

The Big Show Paul Wight

Road Dogg

The Rock

Shane McMahon

Shawn Michaels

Triple H

Undertaker

Vader

X-Pac

Lita

Stephanie McMahon

Trish Stratus

Steve Austin