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New WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009 Content Now Available for Download

March 25, 2009

New WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2009 Content Now Available for Download

Franchise to Deliver New Playable Superstars and Ring Gear to Xbox 360 Owners

THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced the availability of new content for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009, the latest release from the leading fighting videogame franchise. Now available for download via Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360, the content allows players to update their WWE gameplay experience with new playable Superstars and ring gear. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 originally launched on November 9, 2008 and is available at retailers worldwide.

The content package for Xbox LIVE Marketplace for Xbox 360, available for 320 Microsoft Points, includes playable Superstars Evan Bourne, Ted DiBiase and Charlie Haas, along with new ring gear for Chris Jericho. In addition, future content is planned for Xbox LIVE Marketplace for the Xbox 360, as well as PlayStation Network for the PLAYSTATION 3.

“The addition of downloadable content to the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw franchise is something our fans have requested for many years,” said Cory Ledesma, senior creative manager, THQ. “With items such as playable Superstars and new ring gear, consumers can broaden their gameplay experience and stay in step with WWE’s weekly television programming.”

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.

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