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THQ announces Superstars to Appear on cover of WWE® SMACKDOWN® VS. RAW® 2011

by on October 11, 2010
 

AGOURA HILLS, Calif. – October 11, 2010 – THQ Inc. (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced the final addition to its cover Superstars lineup for WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2011, the upcoming release from the distinguished simulation-based cornerstone of the company’s WWE videogame portfolio.  Renowned WWE Superstars Rey Mysterio®, Triple H® and Undertaker® will be featured on an exclusive limited edition front cover of the videogame throughout Latin America and Korea.  The new artwork will join previously announced regional covers for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, including WWE Superstars John Cena®, Big Show® and The Miz® in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and India; WWE Superstars Randy Orton®, Undertaker and Sheamus® in Europe; and WWE Hall of Famer Bret “Hit Man” Hartâ„¢, along with WWE Superstars Edge® and Undertaker, on the front cover available in Canada.  WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will mark one of the few times in franchise history that multiple variations of cover artwork will be made available for consumers around the world.
 
“Rey Mysterio, Triple H and Undertaker are world-class WWE Superstars who have made significant contributions to elevating WWE’s profile around the globe, including the tremendous support received from Latin America and Korea,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ.  “We are pleased to recognize these WWE Superstars and our consumers in these important markets with exclusive cover artwork for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011.”
 
About WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011Having 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 the ultimate WWE moments and give players even greater creative and decision-making freedom throughout their storied journeys within WWE.
 
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will empower players more than ever to define their gameplay experiences in a dynamic and ever-changing WWE.  Along the way, gameplay scenarios will change based on player decisions, allowing for more spontaneous WWE action in and out of the ring.  Players will also enjoy a greater level of interactivity and have increased control of their destinies in the game’s popular Road to WrestleMania® story-driven mode. 
 
A hallmark of the franchise, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will deliver its largest offering to date of best-in-class creation and customization features.  Players will have more creative tools than ever to customize their WWE Superstars, finishing moves and story designs.  In addition, searching and sharing content will be greatly simplified with improvements to the highly regarded WWE Community Creations feature, which generated nearly 10 million downloads, including more than 7.5 million Created WWE Superstars, 500,000 story designs and 500,000 finishing moves in its franchise debut.
 
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will also boast 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 will feature new skin textures and movement technology, delivering the most authentic looking and moving WWE Superstars and WWE Divas ever seen in a videogame.  In addition, a new physics system will ensure all matches and object interactions look and feel unique, dynamic and unpredictable to capture the full essence of the WWE experience.
 
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is currently in development for Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system and Wii™ system from Nintendo, with a scheduled release date of October 26, 2010.  For more information, please visit wwe.thq.com, facebook.com/WWEgames and twitter.com/WWEgames.

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