NEWS - Wednesday, January 30, 2002

WWF Raw Press Release


Exclusive Xbox Title and First World Wrestling Federation Licensed Xbox Game To Ship February 12

CALABASAS HILLS, Calif. - January 30, 2002 - THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced details of an extensive marketing campaign backing the first World Wrestling Federation(r) licensed title for the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft, WWF Raw(tm). An exclusive Xbox title, WWF Raw will ship on February 12 and benefit from multi-million dollar marketing support, including a national television campaign featuring the music of Limp Bizkit. WWF Raw is THQ and JAKK’s most advanced World Wrestling Federation title to date featuring more than 45 World Wrestling Federation Superstars and intense, grappling-style gameplay. The game is being heralded by Microsoft as a groundbreaking title that gamers will not want to miss.

"We are extremely excited to be working so closely with Microsoft on the first World Wrestling Federation title for Xbox," said Brian Farrell, President and CEO, THQ. "The popularity of the World Wrestling Federation combined with the power of the Xbox is sure to make WWF Raw the must-have game for early 2002." "WWF Raw brings the excitement of the World Wrestling Federation to Xbox with graphics that are unmatched and excitement that is palpable," said Stephen Berman, President and COO, JAKKS Pacific. "We anticipate great results for the title at retail in 2002."

"THQ/JAKKS’ WWF Raw is a key title in the first half of 2002, and we are incredibly excited to see it come to life on Xbox," said J Allard, General Manager, Xbox Platform. "It’s quality titles like WWF Raw that are showcasing the Xbox difference in graphics and gameplay."

The television spot for WWF Raw was produced by the World Wrestling Federation’s in-house production team and features exclusive gameplay footage cut to Limp Bizkit’s "My Way, William Orbit’s Mix" from the new Limp Bizkit remix album "New Old Songs" which was released by Flip/Interscope on December 4. Marketing highlights for WWF Raw include:

  • National television campaign on FOX, UPN, NBC, TNN, MTV, FX, Comedy Central and other major networks
  • Print campaign across major videogame and World Wrestling Federation publications
  • National point of purchase program including posters, oversized boxes, banners, floor graphics, in-store merchandising and in-store commercials at game retailers nationwide
  • Featured title on Microsoft’s national Xbox Odyssey tour
  • World premier event for WWF Raw hosted at WWF New York(tm) in Times Square
  • Radio promotions including on-air giveaways
  • Coverage on (, as well as the official WWF Raw web site, hosted by
  • Coverage on
  • Official WWF Raw video game strategy guides

  • Source:


    Site Statistics

    Registered Members: 44,503
    Forum Posts: 725,766
    Xbox One Titles: 1,177
    Xbox 360 Titles: 1,085
    Xbox 360 Kinect Titles: 95
    Xbox 360 Arcade Titles: 585
    Original Xbox Titles: 987
    Staff Reviews: 1,673
    Member Reviews: 10,339
    News Articles: 14,297
    Screenshots: 30,998
    Xbox 360 Achievements: 45,112
    Xbox 360 Faceplates: 2,016
    Cheat Codes: 1,706

    Latest News

    See News Archives

    Community Forum Activity

    Xbox One X World of tanks
    Post by oryanphine
    2 Replies, 218 Views

    Xbox Playdates Canada - March 2018 Schedule
    Post by Kiesey
    6 Replies, 357 Views

    Any info on Biomutant release?
    Post by DJ tx
    4 Replies, 420 Views

    Xbox Playdates Canada - February Playdates Schedule
    Post by Kiesey
    8 Replies, 653 Views

    Xbox Prototype Communicator
    Post by oryanphine
    1 Replies, 744 Views

    Xbox One S Dragon Ball Fighterz
    Post by oryanphine
    0 Replies, 617 Views

    Xbox One S Theme Hockey
    Post by oryanphine
    0 Replies, 470 Views

    New Fable is coming!
    Post by Shadow20002
    2 Replies, 734 Views

    RPG Recommendation?
    Post by DJ tx
    8 Replies, 765 Views

    Xbox Playdates Canada - January 2018 Schedule
    Post by Kiesey
    5 Replies, 886 Views

    Xbox 360 Summer Intern Celebration 2011
    Post by oryanphine
    1 Replies, 1004 Views

    Xbox One X LA noire
    Post by oryanphine
    1 Replies, 1498 Views

    Xbox One Assassins Creed Origins
    Post by oryanphine
    2 Replies, 1273 Views

    Xbox One S Porsche 919 Hybrid Edition
    Post by oryanphine
    4 Replies, 1611 Views

    OG Xbox on Xbox One now live!
    Post by Kamshaft
    5 Replies, 1784 Views

    © 2000-2018 - All rights reserved. All trademarks are properties of their respective owners.
    Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft. is not affiliated with Microsoft.

    Made in Canada
    Site Design by Cameron Graphics