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September 9 2007
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 - PSP Preview
Release Date Distributer Publisher Developer Anticipation Players Price
21/11/2007THQTHQYukes1-4$69.95
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Good luck recovering from this!
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Graphics look pretty solid.

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This is going to hurt - bigtime.
As with any sports games it seems that yearly updates are all the rage for wrestling games as well. THQ are onto a good thing, and this series continues to go from strength to strength. WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008 is the third title in the series to hit the Sony PSP and we're expecting some big things from the game. Fortunately the developers are packing in quite a few new features to get very excited about. These enhancements include new rosters, more environmental hotspots, improved out-of-ring action, and enhanced online community support.

The bulk of this game is the WWE 24/7 mode. This mode combines the popular Season and General Manager Modes from the previous SmackDown vs. Raw games into a single package. This mode allows you to live the superstar lifestyle and includes multiple character development options, stats tracking and career goals will guide players toward the ultimate achievement of becoming a legend.

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C'mon smack him.
WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008 includes eight Superstar Fighting styles to choose from with each having their own unique strategy with exclusive moves, abilities, attributes and more. A new Struggle Submission System gives players intuitive and natural control over their WWE superstars using the analogue sticks. Realism and strategy are at the forefront, as players can now control the amount of pressure they apply.

Of course what we haven't mentioned yet are the wrestlers. It an impressive roster with a tonne of current, and past, wrestlers on offer. In terms of current wrestlers there are over 40 in the game including legends such as John Cena, Batista, Undertaker, Chavo Guerrero, Ric Flair, Triple H, Shawn Michaels and Sandman to name a few while legends include The Rock, Bret Hart, Sabu and Steve Austin to name just a few.

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I am the greatest!!!
It's fair to say that the WWE Smackdown Vs Raw titles have never been a showcase for graphics on any system, and we'll be honest and say the same can be said here. Having said that the game should still be impressive due to the number of wrestlers and the wide range of animations and moves on offer. Add to that a slick interface and this should still look decent enough.

There are millions of wrestling fans around the world, and every time THQ release a new title they lap up every single detail. The big change this year is that the series is heading to several new platforms for the very first time - including the PS3. The series is getting better from year to year and we expect WWE Smackdown Vs Raw 2008 to also show many improvements. THQ will get this game onto store shelves in time for Christmas so make sure it's on your list for Santa - it should be hot.