WWE Smackdown! Here Comes the Pain announced exclusively for PlayStation 2

Sequel to last year?s #1 selling wrestling game scheduled for Fall 2003 release.

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WWE Smackdown! Here Comes the Pain announced exclusively for PlayStation 2
THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. today announced WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, the latest addition to their multi-million unit selling World Wrestling Entertainment videogame franchise. WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain, exclusively for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, marks the third installment in the highly successful SmackDown! Series. According to NPD TRST, the SmackDown! series has sold more than 4.7 million units on the PlayStation and PlayStation 2 in North America since 1999. WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain features all the action, excitement and attitude of World Wrestling Entertainment and is scheduled for release this fall.

?WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain will feature several new gameplay enhancements, such as a new submission system, player-specific grappling mechanics and a countering system that will improve the overall dynamics every match,? said Tiffany Ternan, senior vice president of North American sales and distribution, THQ. ?We?re confident that WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain will continue to strengthen our position as the premier publisher of wrestling games on all major console systems.?

?The SmackDown! franchise has been highly successful and our top-selling titles to date,? commented Nelo Lucich, vice president interactive, JAKKS Pacific. ?WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain features the largest arsenal of WWE superstars available in one game with the most accurate finishing moves and electrifying action we?ve seen so far in a WWE game.?