THQ Inc. today announced that WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is now available at North American retailers for the Xbox 360, PlayStation3, PlayStation2 , PSP (PlayStationPortable) system and Wii system from Nintendo. Poised to deliver destiny-defining moments, best-in-class creation tools and ultimate virtual control of WWE, along with the largest roster of playable WWE Superstars, WWE Divas and WWE Legends in franchise history, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is rated “T” for Teen and is available for the suggested retailed prices of $59.99 (Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system), $49.99 (Wii) and $39.99 (PlayStation 2 system and PSP system).
“We strive each year to deliver an unrivaled simulation gameplay experience to some of the most passionate and dedicated fans in the industry,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ. “WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 offers an incredible number of new features and key updates that are certain to provide those fans with the most compelling and rewarding virtual WWE experience to date for the franchise.”
“The WWE SmackDown vs. Raw series has been a leader and an innovator in the videogame fighting category for over a decade, and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is by far our strongest, most exciting effort ever,” said Jim Connelly, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products, WWE. “The game delivers to the player all the thrills and heart-pounding moments of a live, televised WWE event in a way that has never been done before.”
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. For more information on WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, please visit wwe.thq.com, facebook.com/WWEgames and twitter.com/WWEgames.