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GameSpot.com to Unveil WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 Talent Roster During Worldwide Exclusive Live Broadcast

GameSpot.com to Unveil WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 Talent Roster During Worldwide Exclusive Live Broadcast

Platform: Nintendo Wii
Category: Sports

GameSpot announced an arrangement with THQ Inc. to bring fans a special live event announcing the virtual talent roster in WWE® SmackDown® vs. Raw® 2011, the renowned simulation-based experience in THQ’s World Wrestling Entertainment® video game portfolio. A selection of community members will be invited to attend the event on September 8 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. Doors will open at 3:00 p.m. PT, with the event broadcast live on GameSpot scheduled to begin at 4:00 p.m. PT.

The event will allow consumers to see the announcement of the game's extensive roster of WWE Superstars and WWE Divas. Each group of announcements will be facilitated and commented on by WWE talent. Personalities currently scheduled to appear include WWE Hall of Famer Howard Finkel™, Superstar The Miz® and WWE Diva Eve Torres™. Attendees on site will also be able to play the game and take part in a unique edition of GameSpot’s “Button Mashing” show, in which they will face off against one another in three rounds playing three classic WWE video games.

Consumers 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 2011 community at community.smackdownvsraw.com, on Facebook at facebook.com/WWEgames or via Twitter at twitter.com/WWEgames.

“The annual roster reveal for the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw franchise has become a paramount event for our millions of supporters around the world,” said Danny Bilson, Executive Vice President, Core Game Brands, THQ. “The opportunity to team up with GameSpot and offer both on-site and online experiences to engage with this year’s announcement represents an exciting step forward in how we showcase compelling content to our collective audiences.”

“The popularity of last year’s roster reveal for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 showed us here at GameSpot that there is an opportunity to take this event outside of the studio and create a unique interactive experience,” said Ricardo Torres, editor-in-chief, GameSpot.com. “A lucky group from our community will have the chance to be on hand as the WWE talent for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 is announced, which is something no true WWE enthusiast would want to miss. For those at home, this is also a unique opportunity to discover what they need to know about the game’s features that they can’t see anywhere else.”

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will return to action with destiny-defining moments, best-in-class creation tools and the ability for players to have ultimate virtual control of WWE. The game is currently in development 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 and the Wii™ system from Nintendo, with a scheduled release date in North America of October 26, 2010. For more information on WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011, please visit wwe.thq.com, community.smackdownvsraw.com, facebook.com/WWEgames and twitter.com/WWEgames.


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