THQ to Showcase WWE Smackdown! vs Raw to UK WWE Fans First

High profile wrestling game to be demonstrated during WWE tours.

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THQ announced today that it will be showcasing the highly anticipated title, WWE SmackDown! vs RAW on Playstation 2, to UK WWE fans exclusively at the WWE SmackDown! Down & Dirty and WWE RAW Live & Loaded tours this October.

A version of the game will be available to play at all six arenas taken in by the two WWE tours in the UK this October. The full tour programme will include Sheffield Hallam Arena (7th October), Belfast Odyssey Arena (7th & 8th October), Wembley Arena (8th October), Cardiff International Arena (10th October), Nottingham Arena (11th October) and the Manchester Evening News Arena (11th & 12th October).

WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW is the next title in the massively popular and critically acclaimed SmackDown! series. The franchise is being taken to the next level with added features, improved graphics, Superstar voiceover and commentary and head to head online play for the first time in the series. WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW is due to release on PlayStation 2 this November.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for WWE fans to play this highly anticipated title over one month before it will be available to buy," said Jon Rooke, THQ UK Product Marketing Manager. "The tour allows us to sample WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW to a sell-out crowd of over 100,000 WWE fans and kick-start the marketing campaign for this year's release."

"We are extremely excited to have the latest SmackDown! title on show at the WWE tours this October and I am confident it will be a massive hit with the fans," said Alex Romer, Director Of International Licensing at WWE.