Major League Gaming will produce, host and operate WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 qualifier tournaments beginning in January 2008 in three regions, including North America, the United Kingdom and Continental Europe. The competition will continue throughout February 2008, with the four top players in each region moving on to participate in regional finals in early March. Two finalists from North America, along with a finalist from the United Kingdom and a finalist from Continental Europe, will then battle head-to-head at the grand finale, scheduled to take place during the 6th Annual THQ Superstar Challenge on March 27, 2008 at the House of Blues Orlando.
At the 6th Annual THQ Superstar Challenge, finalists will have the opportunity to not only play live against one other in front of a capacity crowd, but will also share the gaming spotlight with top WWE Superstars in attendance. The grand prize winner will receive two floor tickets to WrestleMania 24, which will take place on March 30, 2008 in Orlando, Fla., while each finalist will receive two stadium tickets to the event.
Registration for the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 Global Challenge begins on December 8.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and PSP will let players take the fight into their own hands with the debut of eight Superstar Fighting Styles. Each fighting style has its own unique strategy with exclusive moves and abilities. A brand new Struggle Submission System gives players intuitive and natural control over their WWE Superstars using the analog sticks. Realism and strategy are at the forefront, as players can now control the amount of pressure they apply. WWE 24/7 Mode, which combines the popular Season and General Manager modes, embraces the intensity of the Superstar lifestyle. Multiple character development options, stat tracking and career goals will guide players toward the ultimate achievement of becoming a WWE Legend. In addition, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 includes numerous fan-requested updates, including new rosters, more environmental hotspots, improved out-of-ring action and much more.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 for the Wii features unique controls and gameplay created specifically for the platform, resulting in quick response times and a more arcade feel. Ultimate control is taken to the next level, as players can act out slams, strikes, taunts and finishers as they take place on screen.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 for the NDS lets players directly control a Superstar’s action with the stylus, while situation-based fighting includes over 80 unique holds for a variety of strategic options.
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