FOR WWE® SMACKDOWN® VS. RAW® 2009
Patch to Provide Additional Functionality for Created Superstars in Game's Career Mode
AGOURA HILLS, Calif. - January 14, 2009 - THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced the availability of a Create-a-Superstar patch for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. The patch, available via PlayStation®Network, will let players give their created Superstars increased attributes following a one-time completion of the game's Career Mode, as well as allow players to accept or decline Superstar abilities once they are unlocked. In addition, players may enter the code "MAXCAS" to provide created Superstars with increased attributes in lieu of repeating Career Mode play.
A Create-a-Superstar patch for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft is expected to release in early 2009.
"The Create-a-Superstar feature has always been a very popular component of the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw franchise," said Cory Ledesma, senior creative manager, THQ. "The new patch will give players more flexibility and greatly enhance their ability to fully customize multiple Created Superstars at the same time."
About WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 upholds the franchise's commitment to delivering the definitive videogame simulation of live WWE programming. The Xbox 360, PLAYSTATION 3 system, PlayStation 2 system and PSP system versions of the game unleash a brand new tag team experience, allowing players to build momentum and attributes, eliminate opponents with high impact double teams and finishers, as well as get the "hot tag" for the win. The franchise's renowned creation system offers a brand new Create-a-Finisher option, while a new Road to WrestleMania Mode paves the way to WWE's biggest event of the year and lets players experience co-op storylines for the first time. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 also extends the virtual WWE gameplay experience with robust online capabilities, including the highly anticipated debut of downloadable content.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 for Wii builds upon its inaugural offering by significantly expanding its match type options, giving players more ways to enjoy the platform's unique pick-up-and-play experience. The game also takes full combat sports entertainment to the next level by giving players more Superstar control with interactive entrances and victory scenes. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 for Wii also includes a wide variety of new weapons, the debut of online gameplay and much more.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 for Nintendo DS returns with new gameplay controls that utilize the stylus and D-pad to deliver a compelling handheld fighting game experience. The redesigned Season Mode takes a role-playing approach, allowing players to interact with Superstars, upgrade their abilities and complete missions on a quest toward legendary goals. In addition, a larger Superstar roster, new match types and the inclusion of Create-a-Superstar will provide players with a variety of intriguing options to enhance gameplay.