Getting close

Take-Two is half a tap away from taking control of the WWE license. A report published shortly after the untimely demise of former holder THQ had pegged the publisher as the new ringleader for the bizarrely popular franchise, but the firm's now issued an official statement confirming the news.

"At this time, the agreement is pending court approval and we anticipate that it will be finalised shortly," a spokesperson told IGN. "We are very excited about the potential of this agreement and will have more to share at the appropriate time."

Apparently, the organisation intends to keep developer Yuke's on board. The Japanese studio has been making wrestling games since before dinosaurs roamed the Earth, so we suppose that it would be crazy for them to stop now. Exact financial details regarding the deal are yet to be disclosed, but we're sure that we'll learn more once the ink has dried. We wouldn't be surprised if a new instalment in the sweaty series didn't pop up shortly afterwards, either.