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Tuesday, October 26, 2010 Shipping Announcements

by Rainier on Oct. 26, 2010 @ 9:53 a.m. PDT

Rock Band 3 (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360)

Rock Band 3 is compatible with all Rock Band and The Beatles: Rock Band peripherals, as well as most third-party instrument and microphone controllers. Rock Band 3 Pro Mode requires Rock Band Pro-compatible instrument controllers. Mad Catz, the official peripheral manufacturer and distributor for Rock Band 3 game controllers, has released Pro Mode compatible controllers including the Rock Band 3 Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller, Rock Band 3 Wireless Keyboard, Rock Band 3 PRO-Cymbals Expansion Kit and the Rock Band 3 MIDI PRO-Adapter. 

To kick off downloadable content for Rock Band 3, the legendary band, The Doors, will be the first of several high profile artists featured in the Rock Band Music Store.  A three-pack of The Doors’ songs is available for free to fans that purchase Rock Band 3 and play online during the first week of launch (Oct. 26-Nov. 1).  The free pack, which is available only through the Rock Band 3 in-game Music Store, includes “Light My Fire,” “Riders on the Storm” and “Touch Me,” and incorporate five-button guitar and bass, Drums, Pro Drums and Keys, Pro Keys and harmonies, where applicable, as well as a free expansion that will add Pro Guitar and Pro Bass parts.

To coincide with the launch of Rock Band 3, has been completely redesigned by the team that brought you the Webby Award-winning The Beatles: Rock Band website. The new site goes live today and, among other additions, now features the ability for fans to share their Rock Band 3 experiences with others through the click of a button. When players link their accounts to their Rock Band 3 profiles, all their gameplay goals and achievements will be published to a personalized "My Gameplay" page on Players can then share their exploits with friends over Facebook, Twitter, email and more. When players use to create setlists and battles, these can also be shared with friends via Facebook, Twitter, other social networks and email. Additionally, the 700-plus goals available in Rock Band 3 have been integrated into players’ personal profile, so they can track goals, as well as career progress, via the web.

Rock Band 3 delivers the deepest Rock Band experience yet with an incredible 83-song soundtrack featuring the music of Avenged Sevenfold, Paramore, John Lennon, Jane's Addiction, Phish, Anthrax, The Cure, Def Leppard, Ozzy Osbourne, Bob Marley, Foreigner and many more. Rock Band 3 also gives players immediate access to more than 2,000 songs in the ever-growing Rock Band Music Library and support for most existing Rock Band songs.  In addition, Rock Band 3 adds three-part vocal harmonies and introduces a keyboard peripheral to the band, allowing up to seven players to rock together for the ultimate social gaming experience.

Rock Band 3 also marks the debut of Rock Band Pro Mode, which bridges the world of gaming and real musicianship through a collection of new instrument controllers, trainers and gameplay options that open the door to real-world guitar, bass, keyboard and drum skills.

Rock Band 3 offers something for everyone.  The game’s deep Career Mode takes the band on a journey to gain new levels of status while the environment around them changes from streets and subways to tour stops and mega-venues. For the serious player, the revamped Career Mode features more than 700 goals and rewards and seamless leaderboard integration for an endlessly deep campaign experience. The game also features easy drop-in and drop-out, easier No Fail accessibility and an all-new Party Shuffle. Rock Band 3 also adds a suite of social networking tools to the game, including the ability to create, save and share playlists online or on the console, so fans can engage friends over Facebook, Twitter, email and more. Check out those tools and more at the newly launched

Harmonix has also teamed with Fender to create the Rock Band 3 Squier by Fender Stratocaster Guitar Controller, a full-sized, six-string electric guitar that also functions as a game controller that will be compatible with Rock Band 3 Pro Mode.  The Rock Band 3 Squier Stratocaster will be available in early 2011.

Pricing for Rock Band 3 is as follows:

  • Rock Band 3 Software for Xbox 360/PlayStation 3 system: US MSRP $59.99, continental Europe MSRP €59.99, UK MSRP £49.99
  • Rock Band 3 Software for Wii: US MSRP $59.99, continental Europe MSRP €49.99, UK MSRP £39.99
  • Rock Band 3 Software for Nintendo DS: US MSRP $29.99, continental Europe MSRP €29.99, UK MSRP £24.99
  • Rock Band 3 Software and Keyboard Bundle for Xbox 360: US MSRP $129.99, continental Europe MSRP €129.99, UK MSRP £109.99
  • Rock Band 3 Software and Keyboard Bundle for Wii: US MSRP $129.99, continental Europe MSRP €109.99, UK MSRP£99.99
  • Rock Band 3 Mad Catz Wireless Keyboard for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii: US MSRP $79.99
  • Rock Band 3 Mad Catz Wireless Fender Mustang PRO-Guitar Controller for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Wii: US MSRP $149.99
  • Rock Band 3 Mad Catz Wireless PRO-Cymbals Expansion Kit– Universal: US MSRP $39.99
  • Rock Band 3 Mad Catz MIDI PRO-Adapter for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 system and Wii: US MSRP $39.99

Rock Band 3, rated "T" for Teen (lyrics, suggestive themes), is now available in North America and will be available Oct. 29 in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and other territories.

Fable III (X360)

Change the course of history in the revolutionary journey of a lifetime in Fable III. Embarking on a path that leads you from idealistic revolutionary to the pinnacle of power as King or Queen of Albion, “Fable III” features edge-of-your-seat drama, heart-racing action and thrilling adventures, making it a must-have game this holiday season.

“What we’ve done in ‘Fable III’ is evolve storytelling in games to create an immersive world that combines action, adventure, humor and drama that fans of all walks of life will enjoy,” said Peter Molyneux, creative director of Lionhead Studios. “We’re putting the power into your hands as you rise from rebel to ruler. Whether you rule with benevolence or an iron fist, the whole world is at your disposal and you’ll feel the consequences of your actions like never before.”

In “Fable III,” the relationships, allies and enemies you cultivate, in addition to the promises you choose to keep or break along the way, will determine the fate of those in the world of Albion. Delivering action-adventure like never before, gameplay features include:

  • Dynamic single-player and cooperative modes: Whether shared with a friend on the same couch or enjoyed over Xbox LIVE,* you’ll be able to rule the world with a friend or loved one thanks to the revamped co-op modes in “Fable III.” Get married, have children (or adopt), venture into a business deal or live the sweet life of royalty together – “Fable III” invites you to live a life of your own design.
  • Riveting narrative: Define history and create lasting relationships as you’re catapulted onto the revolutionary road that will determine whether you’ll be the greatest ruler to ever live or the most reviled of villains. Watch the world evolve around you with every choice and consequence. With absolute power, who will you become?
  • Ultimate action-adventure: Whether it’s leading the fight on the battlefield or staking claim to the throne, “Fable III” sets the stage for an unparalleled action and adventure experience that will appeal to all gamers. With an updated, seamless and sophisticated one-button combat system, fans of all skill levels will master the art of war in no time with weapons and hero morphing, spell weaving, ranged attacks and melees with the ultimate finishing moves.
  • Interactive 3D menu interface: Endless lists and menus are things of the past. In “Fable III,” you’ll be able to interact with your collectibles, wardrobe, weapons, property and more through a sleek 3-D interface that comes to life before your eyes. You’ll be able to manage the revolution as your butler, Jasper, seamlessly manages your inventory and provides guidance and a little witty humor to your hero.
  • Hollywood voice cast: Taking immersive storytelling even further, “Fable III” features characters voiced by Hollywood’s brightest stars, including John Cleese, Simon Pegg, Michael Fassbender, and Academy Award winner Sir Ben Kingsley.

Available on Oct. 26, fans who purchase “Fable III” will receive in every new copy a one-time-use Xbox LIVE redemption card that will grant access to exclusive downloadable content:

  • Call forth undead minions to your aid with the Raise Dead Potion
  • Extend battle time for more attacks with the Slow Time Potion
  • For the fashionably conscious, try on and keep the Scot Male Hero Outfit or the Scot Female Hero Outfit
  • Looking to get inked? The Highlander Tattoo Set will be perfect for your hero or heroine
  • With the Red Setter Dog Skin, you can transform your faithful furry companion into a whole new breed

“Fable III” is available in a Standard Edition ($59.99 U.S. ERP) and Limited Collector’s Edition ($79.99 U.S. ERP) at retailers across the country. The Limited Collector’s Edition offers a bounty of exclusive content, including a new quest, exclusive in-game location, “Fable III” playing cards, a Guild Seal Coin, the Boxer dog breed and a unique outfit for your male or female hero.

Tony Hawk: Shred (Wii/PS3/X360)

Tony Hawk: Shred allows players to GO BIG and feel the exhilaration of supersized skate and snowboarding, using the game’s intuitive, motion-sensing board controller right at their feet.  Featuring an arcade style look and feel, and all new snowboarding, Shred is packed with larger-than-life moments and a veritable assortment of jaw-dropping tricks – enticing kids to get off the couch and into the action.  Players will be on the board controller mastering BIG air, BIG drops, and BIGGER tricks in no time!

With Tony Hawk: Shred ’s innovative motion-sensing board controller and exciting GO BIG gameplay, kids will be actively using their boundless energy while riding as any of Shred’s pro skaters and snowboarders including Tony Hawk, Lyn-z Adams Hawkins, Corey Duffel, Sean Malto, David Gonzalez, Geoff Rowley, Stevie Williams and Chaz Ortiz; and snowboarders Travis Rice, Louie Vito and Olympic Gold Medalist Torah Bright.  Additionally, players will have access to Mii versions of all the pro athletes, and can import their own Mii characters on the Wii, and their own Avatars on the Xbox 360 version of the game.

Players can also visit Tony Hawk: Shred’s interactive web site and learn how to master over-the-top skate and snowboarding gameplay tricks and explore new game info, soundtrack details, dozens of training videos, talent bios, gameplay tips and more.

Tony Hawk: Shred , rated “E” for Everyone ( content that may be suitable for ages six and older), is available for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii.

The Sims 3 Late Night (PC)

No sleep until Bridgeport! The Sims characters now have a reason to stay up late with The Sims 3 Late Night.

The Sims 3 Late Night offers players a reason to venture out into the dark and check out the hottest clubs, partake in nighttime activities and run from…or become…creatures of the night. From rocking out in a band until the wee hours of the morning to living life on the edge as a vampire, players clock out of work and let their inhibitions loose when the sun goes down.

The Sims 3 Late Night is one of the most fun expansion packs we’ve made to date and it includes activities that players will enjoy including becoming a celebrity, vampire or world class mixologist,” said Scott Evans, General Manager of The Sims Studio at EA. “From hot tubs and celebrities to vampires and bands, this expansion pack gives players the opportunity to tell the stories of what happens after work and offers a great backdrop for endless creative possibilities.”

The Sims 3 Late Night allows players the opportunity to explore their dark side by including creatures of the night, late night hot spots and activities best done after the sun goes down. Players have the option to befriend a vampire and eventually ask their new friend to turn them into one of their kind. Once changed, players will find that their Sims, the characters unique to The Sims games, have thirst instead of hunger, can run faster, read minds and need to sleep during the daylight hours. Vampires have upscale late night hang outs where select few get in, but they aren’t the only ones that get perks and no line access into hot spots. In The Sims 3 Late Night, players can help their Sims become celebrities complete with paparazzi following their every move. Celebrity Sims live in the ritziest part of town, have access to the best late night establishments and more simoleans than they can count! Players can push their Sim into the brand new film career, where they can choose to pursue their dream as an actor or a director. But, if players’ Sims are a bit more of the musical type, they can become a celebrity by starting a band. Practice makes perfect as players’ Sims start out jamming in dive bars for tips until eventually they work their way up to seeing their name in lights. The Sims 3 Late Night gives all-access into a bustling urban setting full of hot tubs, penthouses, subways and more! Whether players choose to take a load off at the local bar, meet celebrities at the hottest clubs, hear their favorite band jam down the street or learn the art of mixology for some extra cash, The Sims 3 Late Night is all about having fun when the sun sets.

Red Dead Redemption - Undead Nightmare DLC (PS3/X360)

Set in the early years of the 20th century, Red Dead Redemption is an epic Western journey across the vanishing American frontier through the eyes of former outlaw John Marston. Alongside the rich, immersive single-player experience, Red Dead Redemption’s multiplayer offers a world of dynamic challenges, and competitive games suited for a player of any skill level.

With Undead Nightmare, Red Dead Redemption is completely transformed into an open-world zombie-horror experience,” said Sam Houser, Founder of Rockstar Games. “The single-player story brings back some familiar characters in new ways, while multiplayer is a thrilling, non-stop fight for survival.”

The Undead Nightmare Pack provides an array of new gameplay missions, mechanics, weapons, locations and modes, including:

  • All-New Single-Player Story – as the frontier’s last and greatest hope, it’s up to John Marston to eradicate the zombie outbreak and discover a cure;
  • Undead Overrun Co-Operative Multiplayer Mode – band together as a team of 2-4 players and survive endless waves of undead horrors in a variety of locations;
  • Four Distinct Zombie Classes – including the Undead rank and file, Bolters, Bruisers and Retchers that will test your mettle and accuracy;
  • The Blunderbuss – an all-new, all-powerful shotgun that not only uses zombie parts for ammunition, but adjudicates them in one shot;
  • New Melee and Projectile Weapons – set zombies aflame with the torch, cleanse them with Holy Water and lure them towards certain doom with Boom Bait;
  • Infected Open World – ambient challenges, zombified animals, mythical creatures and missing persons are scattered throughout the now-undead world of Red Dead Redemption;
  • All-New Soundtrack;
  • New Achievements and Trophies.

Undead Nightmare Pack, rated M for Mature, requires a copy of Red Dead Redemption to play and is available now in North America and Europe for download on both PSN ($9.99) and Xbox LIVE (800 Microsoft Points).

In addition, available in stores on November 23, 2010 in North America and November 26, 2010 in Europe, will be Red Dead Redemption Undead Nightmare, a standalone playable disc that bundles together for the first time ever, the Undead Nightmare Pack, the Outlaws to the End Co-Op Mission Pack, the Legends and Killers Pack, the Liars and Cheats Pack and all the Multiplayer Free Roam modes released to date. Undead Nightmare will be available at retail stores for $29.99/£24.99/€29.99 for the Xbox 360 and PS3. The game is rated M for Mature by the ESRB and does not require a copy of Red Dead Redemption to play.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions - Cosmic Costume DLC (PS3/X360)

Players can now don one unique Cosmic costume for each of the four distinct worlds in the game – Amazing, Noir, 2099 and Ultimate – and are also granted one all-new signature charge attack. The downloadable content is available now from Xbox LIVE Marketplace for 240 Microsoft Points and from the PlayStationStore for $2.99, which will be available next week.

In Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, Activision game developer Beenox took the web-slinging hero to new and unique heights by giving fans the chance to experience four different versions of Spider-Man and explore four different universes.  Players take on the role of Spider-Man in each respective universe on a mission to save their worlds from powered-up Super Villains, such as Mysterio, Carnage, Deadpool, Vulture, Sandman and more.  This original take on a Spider-Man video game has garnered acclaim from fans and critics alike.  Following are some of the media’s comments to date:

 Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensionstransports players to a variety of locations, from lush jungles and sand quarries to a futuristic NYC, and allows them to use unique gameplay styles for each Spider-Man, including stealth moves in Noir, high-octane freefalling in 2099, black-suited tendril attacks in Ultimate, and innovative web combat in Amazing.

Spider-Man: Shattered Dimensions, rated “T” for Teen, is available now on the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii and soon to be available on PC.  A Nintendo DS version is also now available and features a side-scrolling adventure full of unique villains, such as the first-ever appearance of Calypso Noir and two other boss characters created exclusively for this version.

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360)

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 is the first game to utilize the all new Top Shot Elite, the first-of-its-kind wireless hunting controller developed by Red Octane. Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011isa fiercestory of drama and survival as players face kill-or-be-killed scenarios deep in the wild.

Developed by the team at Activision that created the guitar controllers for the Guitar Hero franchise, the groundbreaking Top Shot Elite will redefine how first-person action games are played. The Xbox 360 and PS3 versions operate with 2.4GHz wireless technology and include a sensor bar and high-sensitivity camera, while the Wii version integrates the Wii Remote and Nunchuk. The scope includes a red lens filter that gives players a different perspective on the environment, exposing hidden animal tracks and deadly predators. The Top Shot Elite also features pump-action reload and an adjustable stock to fit gamers of all sizes.

An extremely high level of production value and attention to detail has been injected into the Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011 story and gameplay. Scripted by renowned scriptwriter and creative director Brad Santos, the game tells the story of Cole Rainsford, who has joined his estranged father on an African safari to hunt savage animals that have been terrorizing remote villages. Soon finding themselves stranded, their survival depends on cunning instinct and expert skill to make it out alive. The game also includes next-generation shooting galleries featuring hot-seat, multi-stage and head-to-head multiplayer options - perfect for playing with the Top Shot Elite.

Cabela's Dangerous Hunts 2011, rated "T" for Teen, is now available for X360/PS3 for $39.99 (Top Shot Elite Bundle $79.99), the Wii ($59.99) and NDS ($29.99).

Disney Channel All Star Party (Wii)

Disney Channel All Star Party mixes Disney Channel shows and characters like never before allowing players to explore locations and interact with characters from favorite Disney Channel shows and movies including “Wizards of Waverly Place”, “The Suite Life On Deck”, “Hannah Montana”, “Sonny With A Chance”, “JONAS L.A.”, “Phineas and Ferb” and “Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam.”

“With Disney Channel All Star Party, we wanted to create a uniquely social interactive experience,”said Craig Relyea, senior vice president of global marketing, Disney Interactive Studios. “The gameplay allows players to deepen their engagement with Disney Channel favorites for hours of lighthearted fun.”

Disney Channel All Star Party allows up to four players to play as favorite Disney Channel characters or unlock their own Mii character and compete in over 30 fun-filled games including Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam Water Balloon Blast, JONAS L.A. Ping-Pong Hits, Sonny With A Chance Tug-O-War and Phineas and Ferb Gnome Shuffle. In addition, players will participate in active and social gameplay in games such as Hannah Montana Forever Malibu B-Ball where one player may be shooting the ball while the other players try to block the shot with beach balls and balloons. Fans will also have the ability to keep track of their high scores and unlock additional mini-games.

Disney Channel All Star Party, r Rated E for Everyone, is available now at a suggested retail price of $49.99.

Family Party: 90 Great Games Party Pack (Wii)

Host the largest video game family party without breaking the bank with Family Party: 90 Great Games Party Pack. Offering 90 games in one great value package, Family Party: 90 Great Games Party Pack is the latest title in the Family Party series featuring summer games, winter sports, arcade games, board games and more.

Family Party: 90 Great Games Party Pack is a complete compilation of the first three Family Party titles: Family Party: 30 Great Games, Family Party: Outdoor Fun and Family Party: Winter Fun. Players choose from over a dozen cute characters and compete in games and challenges to achieve high scores and win medals. The games are tailor-made for family fun with all 90 playable in 4-player multiplayer action.

“90 Great Games Party Packoffers incredible value and variety for the whole family for countless hours of fun,” said Alison Quirion, vice president of marketing, D3P. “For under $20, family and friends can essentially get an unmatched assortment of 90 games and challenges for less than 25 cents a game.”

90 Great Games Party Pack, rated “E to E10+” for Comic Mischief, Mild Cartoon Violence, is now available for $19.95.

The Ball (PC)

The Ball is a first person action-adventure game featuring a full single-player experience built on Epic's Unrealâ„¢ Engine 3 technology. As a swashbuckling archaeologist working on the slopes of a dormant volcano somewhere in Mexico, you get stuck in a cavern. It doesn't take long before you realize this is more than just a cave. You reveal ancient ruins that have been hidden from outsiders for centuries and discover a mysterious artifact, a gold and metal shelled Ball. As you progress towards solving the mystery of this amazing place you must unlock the secrets of The Ball and learn to control this ancient artifact. You will also start to encounter not just puzzles and traps, but also various strange creatures - the guardians of this mystery. These creatures also have to be overcome, using only The Ball to defend you. Venturing deeper into the volcano, you reveal some of mankind's greatest secrets.

The Ball puts the player in the shoes of a swashbuckling archaeologist that must use an ancient artifact and The Ball to battle and puzzle his way through ancient ruins.

Key features:

  • 8 hours of single-player adventure
  • Game mechanics that are very simple to pick up, immersing the user in the physics-based gameplay right from the start
  • 8 huge levels to explore
  • Includes bonus Survival game mode, with 4 additional levels
  • Wide range of enemies to overcome, including mummies, an undead gorilla and boss characters
  • Unique vehicles - an underground train and the mysterious "Ball Chariot"
  • More than 30 secrets hidden away to be discovered, as well as multiple achievements for the player to earn
  • Steamworksâ„¢ features including achievements and leaderboards

The Ball is now available at a price of $19.99 on Steam (17.99 €/£14.99 for Europe)..

Deca Sports 3 (Wii)

Deca Sports 3 features Wii MotionPlus support for the first time in 10 exciting new sporting events such as volleyball, lacrosse and air racing. The family-friendly Deca Sports series has sold over 4 million units worldwide to date.

Deca Sports has been a huge success for years, and we’re happy to bring another set of 10 sports to our fans on Wii,” said Mike Pepe, Director of Marketing at Hudson Entertainment.  “With Wii MotionPlus now supported by the game for advanced players and great online play for four of the sports, Deca Sports 3 is an excellent value and will be a hit with Wii owners everywhere.”

Deca Sports 3 marks the return of the best-selling and award-winning Deca Sports series to Wii.  Players will compete in springboard diving, volleyball, giant slalom, racquetball, air racing, kayak slalom, lacrosse, log cutting, halfpipe and fencing.  Simple controls allow families and friends to quickly pick up and play together with up to four players, while all-new advanced controls allow expert users to take advantage of Wii MotionPlus.  Customizable teams are back with the Team Editor, which allows players to pick the name, colors, emblem, style and attributes of their teams.  Players can also hop into the action online and battle DECAthletes from all over using the Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection for volleyball, lacrosse, racquetball and fencing.

Deca Sports 3 is now available exclusively for the Wii console for $29.99. 

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 (NDS/Wii/PS3/X360/PC)

In the sequel, Starkiller returns with over-the-top Force powers and embarks on a journey to discover his own identity and to reunite with his one true love, Juno Eclipse. Starkiller is once again the pawn of Darth Vader—but instead of training his protégée as a ruthless assassin, the dark lord is attempting to clone his former apprentice in an attempt to create the Ultimate Sith warrior. The chase is on – Starkiller is in pursuit of Juno and Darth Vader is hunting for Starkiller.

With all-new devastating Force powers and the ability to dual-wield lightsabers, Starkiller cuts a swath through deadly new enemies across exciting worlds from the Star Wars films - all in his desperate search for answers to his past.

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed 2 is now available for the Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, PC and NDS.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 (PSP/PS2/Wii/PS3/X360)

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 empowers players more than ever to define their gameplay experiences in a dynamic and ever-changing WWE.  In WWE Universe Mode, a new addition to the franchise, gameplay scenarios will change based on player decisions, allowing for new rivalries, alliances, championship matches and more spontaneous WWE action in and out of the ring.  In addition, the popular, story-driven Road to WrestleMania mode returns with significant updates and new storylines, including the ability to freely roam through locker room areas, select opponents, break into impromptu matches and fulfill destinies based on player choices.

A hallmark of the franchise, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 delivers its largest offering to date of best-in-class creation and customization features.  Players will have more creative tools than ever to customize their created Superstars, finishing moves, story designs, paint tool creations and more.  Searching and sharing content is also greatly simplified through improvements to the highly regarded WWE Community Creations feature, which generated nearly 10 million downloads in its franchise debut.

“We strive each year to deliver an unrivaled simulation gameplay experience to some of the most passionate and dedicated fans in the industry,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Games, THQ.  “WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 offers an incredible number of new features and key updates that are certain to provide those fans with the most compelling and rewarding virtual WWE experience to date for the franchise.”

“The WWE SmackDown vs. Raw series has been a leader and an innovator in the videogame fighting category for over a decade, and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is by far our strongest, most exciting effort ever,” said Jim Connelly, Senior Vice President, Consumer Products, WWE. “The game delivers to the player all the thrills and heart-pounding moments of a live, televised WWE event in a way that has never been done before.”

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 boasts one of the largest rosters in franchise history with more than 70 of today’s prominent WWE Superstars and WWE Divas.  Each in-game model features new skin textures and movement technology, delivering the most authentic looking and moving WWE Superstars and WWE Divas ever seen in a WWE videogame.  In addition, players can round out their virtual WWE experience with more than 100 match types, including Tables, Ladders & Chairs (TLC), Hell in a Cell and Money in the Bank, as well as an extensive number of new playable arenas.  A brand-new physics system ensures all matches and object interactions look and feel unique, dynamic and unpredictable to capture the full essence and authenticity of WWE.

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 also delivers the franchise’s largest online feature set to date, including a robust Fan Axxess downloadable content purchase program slated to include playable WWE Superstars, WWE Divas, WWE Legends, alternate ring gear, new arenas and more.  In addition, Online Axxess and the game’s first downloadable content package, which is scheduled to include WWE Superstar Chris Masters (playable character), WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio (“Dia de los Muertos” Halloween-themed attire) and WWE Diva Kelly Kelly (“Devil” Halloween-themed attire), will be free of charge with the videogame through a back of manual code for first-time purchasers.  Second-time buyers can also purchase Online Axxess via Xbox LIVE at an anticipated cost of 800 Microsoft Points, as well as on PlayStation Network for an anticipated cost of $9.99. 

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is now available at North American retailers for the Xbox 360, PS3, PS2, PSP and Wii.  Poised to deliver destiny-defining moments, best-in-class creation tools and ultimate virtual control of WWE, along with the largest roster of playable WWE Superstars, WWE Divas and WWE Legends in franchise history, WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is rated “T” for Teen and is available for the suggested retailed prices of $59.99 (Xbox 360 and PS3), $49.99 (Wii) and $39.99 (PS2 and PSP).

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