"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.