THQ today announced that WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 is in development for multiple gaming platforms, including the franchise debut on Nintendo’s Wii, Nintendo DS and the PlayStation 3. In addition, development is underway for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 2 and PSP (PlayStation Portable). WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2008 will mark the largest cross-platform launch for the market-leading franchise and is expected to begin shipping to retail outlets worldwide this fall.
“We are extremely pleased with the success of the SmackDown vs. Raw franchise and its continued growth to a widespread audience, particularly in our European markets,” said Bob Aniello, senior vice president, worldwide marketing, THQ. “With the addition of fresh, innovative game play on the Wii, the tremendous capabilities of the PlayStation 3 and unique handheld experiences for Nintendo DS and wireless devices, gamers can now truly live the life of a WWE Superstar and choose from numerous ways to play.”