WWE SmackDown vs. Raw Talent Roster to be Unveiled
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 14, 2009 — GameSpot, the most-visited gaming Web site in the world and a property of CBS Interactive, today announced a partnership with THQ Inc., on behalf of THQ/JAKKS Pacific, LLC, to bring fans a special event announcing the virtual talent roster in WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2010, the 11th edition to the popular fighting videogame franchise.
The live broadcast will air on GameSpot.com Wednesday, September 16 at 4:00 p.m. PST. The format will resemble a National Football League (NFL) draft experience for videogame fanatics and WWE enthusiasts to hear about their favorite WWE Superstars and Divas who will appear in the game. Each round of “draft picks” will be facilitated and commented on by several WWE personalities scheduled to appear, including WWE Hall of Fame ring announcer Howard Finkel™, WWE Superstar The Miz® and WWE Diva Eve Torres™.
Fans will be able to interact with the live broadcast by utilizing GameSpot’s comment boards or following Twitter with @gamespot to offer their impressions or ask questions of GameSpot’s hosts and WWE guests. In addition, fans can also share in the experience through the official WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 community at www.smackdownvsraw.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/svrgame or via Twitter with @svrgame.
“Videogame fans around the globe look forward to hearing which WWE Superstars and Divas will be represented in the game each year. With WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 set to deliver new levels of authenticity, creative freedom and shareable, user-generated content unlike any other game in the franchise to date, we wanted to surprise fans with a special event where they feel a part of the experience,” said Brian Coleman, Vice President, Global Brand Management, THQ. “Our partnership with GameSpot to unveil the game’s roster through a dedicated live broadcast will allow WWE videogame supporters to interact and create conversations as if they were on the expert panel themselves.”
“GameSpot is continuously dedicated to offering unique interactive experiences for our audience,” said Ricardo Torres, Editor-in-Chief, GameSpot.com. “The roster announcement event for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 is a rare opportunity for gaming enthusiasts to receive exclusive insight into the game’s features that they can’t see or witness anywhere else.”
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 is scheduled for release in North America on October 20, 2009 for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™. The game is poised to offer the most authentic, entertaining and compelling simulation of WWE programming to date, introducing inspiring creative and online freedom, significant franchise improvements and a comprehensive roster of today’s most prominent WWE Superstars and Divas. Fans can view game images, video previews and read the latest news about the game on www.gamespot.com.
Additional information on the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 roster will be available following the GameSpot.com broadcast at www.smackdownvsraw.com, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/svrgame or via Twitter with @svrgame.