Former boxing champion Mike Tyson will return to the ring in WWE 13, publisher THQ has announced.

The former undisputed heavyweight champion of the world will be available as an exclusive playable character for consumers who pre-order the game on Xbox 360, PS3 or Wii at any participating retailer (currently only confirmed for the US and Canada).

"The baddest man on the planet is back - and only in WWE 13," said Mike Tyson. "Fans everywhere can now relive what I experienced during the Attitude Era."

Tyson made headlines with WWE in early 1998 as part of the Attitude Era, a time period prominently featured in WWE 13 through a brand new single-player campaign. He is best remembered for his appearances leading up to and at WrestleMania XIV, where he was recruited by D-Generation X (DX) to serve as a ringside enforcer during the main event match between DX member Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWE Championship.

Tyson returned to WWE on January 11, 2010 as a guest host on Monday Night Raw and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame on April 2, 2012.

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