Today THQ Inc. debuted WWE® WrestleFest™ for the iOS platforms. It is a “faithfully recreated 2-D experience for iPhone® and iPad® based on the well-known WWE arcade game made popular in the 1990s”.

Take on all your favorite WWE/WWF players of past and present, selecting from a roster of current-day WWE Superstars, prominent WWE Legends including John Cena®, The Rock®, Randy Orton®, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin®, Undertaker®, Jake “The Snake” Roberts™ and “Macho Man” Randy Savage™.

The game (which is available in separate iPhone ($2.99) and iPad ($3.99) releases, features an extensive amount of downloadable content and a Road to WrestleMania® single-player campaign. This mode allows players to select a wrestler of their choice to compete in a series of matches to win five different WWE Championships. Players can also issue multiplayer challenges via Game Center.

Revel in the “arcade-style WWE action across a variety of match types, including Royal Rumble®, Tag Team, Gauntlet and Steel Cage, while competing in a number of renowned arenas like Raw®, SmackDown®, WrestleMania® and Saturday Night’s Main Event®”.

WWE® WrestleFest™ is actually premiering on the iOS platforms first, with Xbox LIVE® Arcade, PlayStation®Network, Android™ and PC releases still in development.

“WWE WrestleFest greatly complements our WWE videogames portfolio by delivering a unique and captivating way for fans to connect with the virtual WWE experience,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “The game’s arcade-style play, combined with present day WWE content and hints of nostalgia, is a perfect fit for handheld platforms like the iPhone and iPad.”

THQ also has big plans for additional content going forward with more wrestlers and arenas, though it is unclear at this point if these will cost extra.:

WWE WrestleFest will also update the gameplay experience following launch with the release of 30 additional WWE Superstars and WWE Legends, as well as new arenas, through an extensive downloadable content program. Items currently scheduled for future release include WWE Superstars CM Punk®, Triple H® and Sheamus®, WWE Legends Shawn Michaels® and Big Boss Man™, as well as the classic Survivor Series® arena.

We should have a full review for you soon, in the meantime you can check out the lite releases for free on both the iPhone and iPad.