THQ Confirm SD vs RAW For Multiple Consoles

Its predecessor may have seen a rather limited release last year – infact the PS3 got canned long before the console was even launched – but THQ has today confirmed that the 2008 edition of WWE Smackdown vs. Raw will see a widespread release and will hit PS3, Xbox 360, PS2, PSP, Wii and DS when its Autumn release comes later this year.

We are extremely pleased with the success of the SmackDown vs. Raw franchise and its continued growth to a widespread audience, particularly in our European markets,” said Bob Aniello, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. “With the addition of fresh, innovative game play on the Wii, the tremendous capabilities of the PlayStation 3 system and unique handheld experiences for Nintendo DS and wireless devices, gamers can now truly live the life of a WWE Superstar and choose from numerous ways to play.

THQ boast new features for the 2008 edition include the addition of eight ‘Superstar Fighting Styles’ which they hope will differentiate wrestlers from one another even further. Also new is a ‘Struggle Submission System’ which will hopefully make the holds a bit more entertaining by allowing to adjust each hold’s pressure. The company also tells us that ECW arenas, weapons and superstars are all confirmed for this release along with new rosters, more of the environmental hotspots the debuted last year and brand new stories and ideas for Season and General Manager modes.