THQ has issued the following press release:
WWEÂ® SmackDownÂ® vs. RawÂ® 2009 Set to Deliver Collector’s Edition Exclusive to PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 System
Leading Fighting Videogame Franchise to Offer Fans Unique Retail Incentive In Support of Upcoming Worldwide Launch
AGOURA HILLS, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–THQ Inc. (NASDAQ:THQI) and JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK) today announced details of the WWEÂ® SmackDownÂ® vs. RawÂ® 2009 collectorâ<80><99>s edition. Exclusively for the PLAYSTATIONÂ®3 computer entertainment system, the collectorâ<80><99>s edition is now available for pre-order at select retailers worldwide. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 is slated for release on the Xbox 360Â® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, the PLAYSTATION 3, PlayStationÂ®2 computer entertainment system, PSPÂ® (PlayStationÂ®Portable) system, Wiiâ”¢ video game
The WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 collectorâ<80><99>s edition for the PLAYSTATION 3 system features a copy of the game and a disc with exclusive Blu-ray content. Included on the disc is a behind-the-scenes documentary on the making of the videogame, as well as more than two hours of WWE footage from a variety of popular SmackDown vs. Raw cross-brand matches from 2008. The content is delivered in a unique steel cage package for North America, while fans in Europe and Asia Pacific regions will see their items encased within a miniature ring.
â<80><9c>The WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 collectorâ<80><99>s edition for the PLAYSTATION 3 system is a tremendous opportunity for us to collaborate with our partners to produce a unique offering for our fans,â<80> said Bob Aniello, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. â<80><9c>In addition to the great WWE video features, the videogame documentary will allow fans to see all of the work that goes into making their favorite fighting videogame franchise.â<80>
â<80><9c>The WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 collectorâ<80><99>s edition is a must-have for the WWE aficionado,â<80> said Nelo Lucich, senior vice president of interactive, JAKKS Pacific. â<80><9c>With innovative content and packaging that looks great on collectorsâ<80><99> shelves, and a host of Blu-ray content including a behind-the-scenes, this collection is certain to be enjoyed by WWE fans for years to come.â<80>