The following was issued by THQ:
NEW CONTENT FOR WWE? SMACKDOWN? VS. RAW? 2009 NOW AVAILABLE
FOR DOWNLOAD VIA XBOX LIVE? MARKETPLACE AND PLAYSTATION?NETWORK
Leading Fighting Videogame Franchise to Deliver New Playable Superstars to Owners of the Xbox 360? Video Game and Entertainment System from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION?3 Computer Entertainment System
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – April 16, 2009 – THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced the availability of new content for WWE? SmackDown? vs. Raw? 2009, the latest release for the leading fighting videogame franchise. Now available for download via Xbox LIVE? Marketplace for the Xbox 360? video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, as well as the PlayStation?Network for the PLAYSTATION?3 computer entertainment system, the content allows players to update their WWE gameplay experience with new playable Superstars. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 originally launched on November 9, 2008 and is available at retailers worldwide.
The content package, which takes a trip down WWE memory lane, features playable Superstars Bushwacker Butch, Bushwacker Luke, Doink the Clown, Earthquake and Vader. Xbox LIVE Marketplace users are able to purchase the content for 400 Microsoft Points, while PlayStation Network users can enjoy these new Superstars for a suggested retail price of $4.99.
?We are pleased to deliver a new downloadable content package for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009,? said Cory Ledesma, senior creative manager, THQ. ?The addition of new playable Superstars to our roster is one of our most frequent requests from fans worldwide, and we are excited to expand the gameplay experience with talent from key moments in WWE history.?
About WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 upholds the franchise’s commitment to delivering the definitive videogame simulation of live WWE programming. The Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system and PSP system versions of the game unleash a brand new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the ?hot tag? for the win. The franchise’s renowned creation system offers a brand new Create-a-Finisher option, while a new Road to WrestleMania Mode paves the way to WWE’s biggest event of the year and lets players experience co-op storylines for the first time. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 also extends the virtual WWE gameplay experience with robust online capabilities, including the highly anticipated debut of downloadable content.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 for Wii builds upon its inaugural offering by significantly expanding its match type options, giving players more ways to enjoy the platform’s unique pick-up-and-play experience. The game also takes full combat sports entertainment to the next level by giving players more Superstar control with interactive entrances and victory scenes. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 for Wii also includes a wide variety of new weapons, the debut of online gameplay and much more.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 for Nintendo DS returns with new gameplay controls that utilize the stylus and D-pad to deliver a compelling handheld fighting game experience. The redesigned Season Mode takes a role-playing approach, allowing players to interact with Superstars, upgrade their abilities and complete missions on a quest toward legendary goals. In addition, a larger Superstar roster, new match types and the inclusion of Create-a-Superstar provides players with a variety of intriguing options to enhance gameplay.
More information about WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 can be found at www.smackdownvsraw.com and www.thq.com.