WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 upholds the franchise's commitment to delivering the definitive videogame simulation of live WWE programming. The Xbox 360, PS3, PS2 and PSP versions of the game will 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.
The upcoming release from the leading fighting videogame franchise will allow fans to select and listen to music throughout its in-game menus, loading screens and within key gameplay modes, including Create-A-Finisher and the Roster Editor. In addition, the music is available for players to apply within features such as Create-A-Superstar and the franchise’s brand new Highlight Reel feature. In addition to classic entrance music from WWE Superstars Triple H, The Undertaker, John Cena, Jeff Hardy and more, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 will feature the following licensed music tracks:
- BLOODSIMPLE – “Dead Man Walking”
- BURN HALO – “Save Me”
- DISTURBED – “Perfect Insanity”
- EGYPT CENTRAL – “Taking You Down”
- EGYPT CENTRAL – “You Make Me Sick”
- THE EXIES – “Lay Your Money Down”
- MURS – “SWC”
- P.O.D. – “Addicted”
- SiX – “Better Than Mine”
- STERIOGRAM – “Get Up”
“We are thrilled to offer fans the ability to further customize their WWE SmackDown vs. Raw videogame experience through a variety of in-game music options,” said Cory Ledesma, senior creative manager, THQ. “These songs are a perfect complement of WWE attitude and the spirit of our fans.”
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 will also include a wide variety of new weapons, the debut of online gameplay and much more.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 for NDS 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 will provide players with a variety of intriguing options to enhance gameplay.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 is in development for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP, Wii, NDS and mobile devices.
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