THQ announced this morning that work is well underway on “WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007” for Xbox 360, Playstation 2, Playstation 3 and the PSP. The first titles should arrive beginning this Fall meaning most likely the Playstation 3 incarnation may slip into 2007.
From the announcement: “We are pleased to bring our highly successful WWE SmackDown vs. RAW franchise to next generation consoles,” said Kelly Flock, executive vice president, worldwide publishing, THQ. “As the publisher of the number one wrestling video game brand in the world, we are eager to take this franchise to new heights by offering the game to current generation, next generation and handheld gamers.”
“We are excited about the next groundbreaking release in the multimillion dollar SmackDown vs. RAW franchise,” said Nelo Lucich, vice president of interactive, JAKKS Pacific. “WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 combines ambitious, exciting features, such as the interactive fighting area within the crowd and a brand new analog control grappling system, which enhance the WWE video game experience. We are confident this debut will offer a compelling sports entertainment experience for the next generation of gamers.”
Click through to the game detail page for insight into some of the new series additions including larger outside-the-ring fighting areas and using audience members as weapons.