SLAM! Sports SLAM! Wrestling
   Fri, July 8, 2005



News & Rumours
Bios
Obits
Canadian Hall of Fame
WrestleMania 30
WrestleMania 30 photos
Video
Movie Database
Minority Mat Report
Columnists
Features
Results Archive
PPV Reviews
SLAM! Wrestling store
On Facebook
On Twitter
Send Feedback




Photo Galleries

SHIMMER taping


The Ultimate Warrior


Raw in New Orleans


WrestleMania XXX Main Events


WrestleMania XXX Opening Half


WWE Hall of Fame Ceremony
WWE Hall of Fame Red Carpet


Make-A-Wish party







SCOREBOARD
PHOTO GALLERY
VIDEO GALLERY
COMMENT




RECENT PHOTO GALLERIES: SHIMMER taping
Ultimate Warrior | Raw in New Orleans | ROH Supercard of Honor VIII
WRESTLEMANIA XXX: Section | Photos

THE SCOOP: Visit our News & Rumours page.


WWE headed back to PS2 this fall
By JON WALDMAN -- SLAM! Wrestling


Sony Playstation 2 gamers will be headed back to stores this fall, as Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 has been announced.

The latest World Wrestling Entertainment video game for the popular console looks to continue in the footsteps of the popular Smackdown brand of video games. Last year's incarnation, the first Smackdown vs. Raw title, had over a million sales.

Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 will once again be developed by Jakks Pacific, Inc. and THQ Inc. THQ has been developing WWE games since the late 1990s, after having a successful run of World Championship Wrestling video games. Alog with PS2, THQ developes WWE titles for X-Box and Nintendo Gamecube.

New features for Smackdown vs. Raw 2006 will include Momentum and Stamina systems to further enhance the game's realism. There will also be additional online features, which were first introduced tot he Smackdown game line last year.

"WWE SmackDown! Vs. RAW 2006 showcases all of the excitement and energy of the WWE," said Peter Dille, senior vice president of worldwide marketing for THQ in a release. "The WWE is one of the premier franchises in the industry and this title is primed to deliver the most intense wrestling gameplay along with true-to-life graphics, resulting in the deepest and most realistic wrestling experience ever."

Jon Waldman started his SLAM! career back in 2000, reviewing WWF No Mercy for Nintendo 64. To read that very special article, click here.