Earlier this week, THQ announced the cover athletes for this year’s installment of WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010 and its an intimidating combination of the WWE’s greatest superstars to say least. Up until now we only had a graphic of who would be on the cover but now we actual have the whole cover. In the chaos that was E3, little tidbits like this could easily be missed, but never worry the team here at ZKG are always working to make sure you have the most complete and update view of the PS3 environment that is available.
Five World Wrestling Entertainment® Superstars will be featured on the cover of WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010. They are John Cena®, Undertaker®, Randy Orton®, Edge® and Rey Mysterio® will headline the new game, which promises to deliver player freedom never before experienced in the SmackDown vs. Raw franchise. More information about WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 will be unveiled surrounding SummerSlam®, live on pay-per-view August 23, 2009 from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Calif.
So the folks at THQ have put themselves in a bit of a rock and a hard place. If you don’t remember, THQ is also the company that published the almost surprisingly good and even more surprisingly well selling UFC 2009 Undisputed (though I don’t THQ thinks this is a bad problem to have). Undisputed definitely stepped up the pressure on SVR10 to be that much better because gamers have gotten such a high quality of play from UFC. Everyone pretty much knows my feelings about SVR, I think that it used to be a really great game and somewhere along the way they lost their way a little by trying to add to many gimmicky add-ons. They started adding all these different match types and side things that are cool at first but really take away from the core gaming experience which should be wrestling. We are hoping that SVR10 goes more back to its roots and focuses on being a complete wrestling simulation that captures the real grit and toughness that is WWE.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 is currently scheduled for a fall release, on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, PSP, Wii and Nintendo DS.