THQ Inc. today announced that WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, the company’s recent release in the renowned, simulation-based fighting videogame franchise, offers players unique game-to-web functionality in conjunction with its official community website online at community.smackdownvsraw.com. Through the game’s Community Creations feature, players can upload their in-game screenshots taken from the Xbox 360 or PlayStation3 computer entertainment system and share them online with others from around the world.
A robust Community Creations gallery on the website enables each player to post and share up to four screenshots with others. The gallery includes a number of categories to search through items, including Created Superstars, Action Shots, Finishers, Signs, Tattoos and Miscellaneous, as well as the ability to sort by an individual Username or custom description tags created by the players. In addition, players can take advantage of connectivity across social media to praise creations, leave comments and share their favorites with friends.
Along with game-to-web functionality, THQ is partnering with Mattel to give one lucky consumer the opportunity to win a one of a kind action figure based on a Created Superstar design using WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011. Players will be able to select one of their four screenshots shared in the Community Creations gallery to be entered in the contest. The contest is expected to run for approximately one month, with a winner slated to be chosen at the beginning of next year. For full contest rules and submission details, please visit community.smackdownvsraw.com/contest.
The addition of Community Creations game-to-web functionality to community.smackdownvsraw.com, along with the action figure creation contest, will further enhance the extensive assortment of content currently available at the ultimate online destination for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011. The website features the latest WWE videogame news, official forums, an exclusive blog written by WWE Superstar The Miz, a Create-a-Superstar application, screenshot and video galleries, gameplay tips and much more. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is available now at retailers for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system, PlayStation2 computer entertainment system, PSP (PlayStationPortable) system and the Wii system from Nintendo.
About WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011
Having shipped more than 50 million units worldwide, the renowned WWE simulation experience and annual centerpiece in THQ’s expanding WWE videogame portfolio returns to define players’ ultimate WWE moments and give players even greater creative and decision-making freedom throughout their storied journeys within WWE.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 empowers players more than ever to define their gameplay experiences in a dynamic and ever-changing WWE. In WWE Universe Mode, a new addition to the franchise, gameplay scenarios will change based on player decisions, allowing for new rivalries, alliances, championship matches and more spontaneous WWE action in and out of the ring. In addition, the popular, story-driven Road to WrestleMania mode returns with significant updates and new storylines, including the ability to freely roam through locker room areas, select opponents, break into impromptu matches and fulfill destinies based on player choices.
A hallmark of the franchise, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 delivers its largest offering to date of best-in-class creation and customization features. Players will have more creative tools than ever to customize their created Superstars, finishing moves, story designs, paint tool creations and more. Searching and sharing content is also greatly simplified through improvements to the highly regarded WWE Community Creations feature, which generated nearly 10 million downloads in its franchise debut.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 boasts one of the largest rosters in franchise history with more than 70 of today’s prominent WWE Superstars and WWE Divas. Each in-game model features new skin textures and movement technology, delivering the most authentic looking and moving WWE Superstars and WWE Divas ever seen in a WWE videogame. In addition, players can round out their virtual WWE experience with more than 100 match types, including Tables, Ladders & Chairs (TLC), Hell in a Cell and Money in the Bank, as well as an extensive number of new playable arenas. A brand-new physics system ensures all matches and object interactions look and feel unique, dynamic and unpredictable to capture the full essence and authenticity of WWE.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 also delivers the franchise’s largest online feature set to date, including a robust Fan Axxess downloadable content purchase program slated to include playable WWE Superstars, WWE Divas, WWE Legends, alternate ring gear, new arenas and more. In addition, Online Axxess and the game’s first downloadable content package, which is scheduled to include WWE Superstar Chris Masters (playable character), WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio (“Dia de los Muertos” Halloween-themed attire) and WWE Diva Kelly Kelly (“Devil” Halloween-themed attire), will be free of charge with the videogame through a back of manual code for first-time purchasers. Second-time buyers can also purchase Online Axxess via Xbox LIVE at an anticipated cost of 800 Microsoft Points, as well as on PlayStation Network for an anticipated cost of $9.99.