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#BrotherVito DELETED
03-13-2004, 02:30 PM
<font color=goldenrod>Yeah, the HCTP thread seems to be dead, so I figure I'd start one for Smackdown 6.

Discuss what you want/who you want to see in the game.

One thing I'd want to be able to do is to have certain moves that DON'T automatically go into a pinfall.

For instance, say I'm RVD. If I'm in a Royal Rumble or Ladder match or a match that doesn't involve pinfalls, I don't want to have to go into a pinfall and allow my opponent to get back up, so here's an idea:

If I'm RVD in a Rumble match, I go to the top rope. I press L1 to do the Five Star Frog Splash, I hit the move, but I don't pin automatically.

Now, if I were in a singles match, I could press AND HOLD L1 and then I'd get the animation of him hitting the 5 Star and then rolling over for the pin.

Also, I'd like to see the Bra and Panties match taken out, it's completely pointless.

And no legends either, if I want legends, I'll create them myself.</font>

Disturbed316
03-13-2004, 02:48 PM
w00t first post of SD6 topic. Along with the one in SD5 thread on old school forums.

Anyway

I hope they change the way in the rumble, if you get eliminated and quit, then someone whose already been eliminated DOESN'T win.

#BrotherVito DELETED
03-13-2004, 03:11 PM
<font color=goldenrod>Since I'm bored, here's a list of people I'm predicting are going to be in the game, I'm going to be basing it off of the current direction of the WWE, and I'll be using the same amount of wrestlers that were in HCTP (62)

1. The Rock
2. Triple H
3. Stone Cold Steve Austin
4. The Undertaker
5. Shawn Michaels
6. Kane
7. Kurt Angle
8. Chris Jericho
9. Chris Benoit
10. Big Show
11. Edge
12. Christian
13. Eddie Guerrero
14. Vince McMahon
15. Paul Heyman
16. Eric Bischoff
17. Booker T
18. Rob Van Dam
19. Chavo Guerrero
20. Rey Mysterio
21. Charlie Haas
22. Shelton Benjamin
23. Mark Henry
24. Mark Jindrak
25. Garrison Cade
26. Bubba Ray Dudley
27. D-Von Dudley
28. Rikishi
29. Scotty 2 Hotty
30. Tajiri
31. Jamie Noble
32. John Cena
33. Randy Orton
34. Ric Flair
35. Batista
36. Danny Basham
37. Doug Basham
38. Matt Hardy
39. Test
40. Scott Steiner
41. Shannon Moore
42. Nunzio
43. Johnny Stamboli
44. Chuck Palumbo
45. Billy Gunn
46. Matt Morgan
47. Rob Conway
48. Rene Dupree
49. Sylvan Grenier
50. A-Train
51. Hardcore Holly
52. Trish Stratus
53. Victoria
54. Lita
55. Stacy Keibler
56. Torrie Wilson
57. Sable
59. Stephanie McMahon
60. Dawn Marie
61. Gail Kim
62. Molly Holly

Other possibles:

Brock Lesnar - If he doesn't leave.
Goldberg - If he doesn't leave.
Jeff Hardy - If he comes back.

Looks like a pretty decent roster to me.</font>

Joe Kerr
03-13-2004, 04:27 PM
Id like the option to break up submission moves in tag matches. My freinds and I are setting up challenges in which were taking on the top 3 ranked guys (old school taker goldberg at 94 and HHH at 91) and were the three lowest guys mostly created on smackdown level. everytime a indian lock or dragon sleepers applied on a member of the team I cant break it up and eventualy whoever has it on taps.

Id love for decent commitary as well...Also when its a six man match (I hope they up it to 8) and every wrestler comes down by himself the other wrestlers disapear during the entrance. id like to see them in the ring while the rest of the guys come down or at least standing outside the ring. Also attacking someone as they make there entrance like on RAW for X-BOX.

Funky Fly
03-13-2004, 04:42 PM
Vito, how dare you leave Ultimo Dragon off that list, yet have Stacy Kiebler? :mad:

The Forgotten One
03-13-2004, 04:52 PM
<font color=goldenrod>Also, I'd like to see the Bra and Panties match taken out, it's completely pointless.

</font>

:foc:

Otherwise, I agree with everything you said.

Hired Hitman
03-13-2004, 05:07 PM
one thing I thought would be good, is if the royal rumble would be more reallistic, i'm talking about, punching them so they lean back on the ropes, then grapple, and a submission bar will appear, you have to get them to submit aka, lifting them completely over the top rope, i got tired of rico kicking me and flying over the top rope :$

[/copy and paste from sd5 thread]

Hired Hitman
03-13-2004, 05:09 PM
I like the pinning/non pinning finisher idea.

-edit-

I would like a few moves that HOLD an opponent for someone to hit ala. no mercy

that would rule.

Joe Kerr
03-13-2004, 05:33 PM
Id like to see fatal 4 tag team matches

#BrotherVito DELETED
03-13-2004, 05:44 PM
Vito, how dare you leave Ultimo Dragon off that list, yet have Stacy Kiebler? :mad:

<font color=goldenrod>I was going based on where I see the WWE going in the next couple of months, and sadly, I see nothing for Ultimo Dragon.</font> :(

Funky Fly
03-13-2004, 05:57 PM
<font color=goldenrod>I was going based on where I see the WWE going in the next couple of months, and sadly, I see nothing for Ultimo Dragon.</font> :(
he... he could win the cruiserweight open. :'(

And he's won matches on the last 2 smackdowns. That counts, right? :'(

Kalyx triaD
03-13-2004, 06:33 PM
What I want in Fantasy Preview format..:

Placeholder Title: "SmackDown!: You're Next" (If he somehow stays)

Kalyx Tr-IGN Insider:

The new Smackdown game promises to improve on several aspects while adding new gameplay mechanics.

-Even faster arcade gameplay! But oxymoronically more realistic as well!

-That pin-option idea in the first post!

-Breaking up submissions!

-Improved Create-an-Intro interface! No more Music-Moves-Movie set-up! Tweek lighting, animations, pyro, and specialized timing for entrance and pyro!

-Complete overhaul of Original Music! The three year old list is banished!

-New three-man stable entrances! Better tag team entrances!

-Multiplayer season!

-Commentary NEVER returns!

Nowhere Man
03-13-2004, 06:50 PM
Hmmm....let's see. What would I like to see in SD6?

-More ways to interact with a table. Like, if you try a move off the top, and your opponent rolls off the table, you go through instead.

-Breaking up submissions AND normal moves (like in Fire Pro)

-More reversal animations

-AI that gets smarter on harder difficulty levels instead of just being a cheap sonofabitch

-Completely redo the stats system so that "strength" isn't the only one that's worth two shits. (ex: Rey Mysterio beats on Big Show for a full 5 minutes, then Show does the exact same amount of damage in 3 moves and wins :mad: :mad: :mad: )

-OR, have alternate movesets for each wrestler: like, an alternate to use against cruiserweights, another against Hosses, etc.

-Power and signature moves should be more easily reversed until some actual damage is done.

-Cage and Ladder matches re-done so they last longer than 5 seconds (like in Wrestlemania 2000, where your spirit meter reflected how long you could climb)

-Change it so that doing superplexes and stuff off the ladder hurts your opponent, not just you :mad: (anyone else run into that?)

-While we're at it, how's about adding some new spots for cage matches? (slamming the opponent into the steel, superplexing him off the top, etc)

-If you're going to put commentary back in, take a hint from the various football games out there on how to do it without it sucking.

-For season mode, make the area-specific damage system last long-term. Like, if you keep taking damage to your arm, the arm will eventually get injured. Something like that.

-A 2-Disc set. One for the game itself, one for the CAW section, which could make enough room for TONS of new things (create-an-entrance, possibly even the long saught-after "create-a-move," etc)

-Oh, and bring back the Casket Match. I dunno why; I just loved the Casket match in SD2.

Joe Kerr
03-13-2004, 09:46 PM
Add newer and more weapons..I get tired of 2 chairs a sledge and table being the only thing under a ring and if your going to have annouce tables at least put people at the tables..maybe add a few camera men walking around wether interactive or not.

Kronik
03-14-2004, 08:10 AM
An entire revamp on how stable's work. The stable's in HCTP are a complete farce.

Hired Hitman
03-14-2004, 08:23 AM
I recon you get the chair from the annoucetable
a belt (if you're the champ) from the time keeper table :D also take the bell :D
the sledge hammer from the announce table (that's where get get the hammers now anyway.
a table from the top of the ring, a ladder from the right side of the ring

trashcans and random hardcore weapons from the left side

and something from the bottom i dunno what.

...actually, it'll be good to be able to select which weapons you pull out and from where, like when you're creating a superstar, you select the weapons they get i.e.

top of ring = table
left side of ring = trash can
Right side of ring = Ladder
Bottom of ring = bamboo cane

you know?

DS
03-14-2004, 11:28 AM
Weapon moves take more damage on the oppenent then regular moves. I'm not talking about how HCTP meter took you down, because that was too easy to get your oppenent down with, I'm looking for something more realistic. Other then that I don't know how to explain it.

Rag-Doll physics. Not overexcessive where they practically bend completely backwards into and O but realistic physics. That would make the damage system so much easier it's not even funny.

More weapon animations.

Larger arenas with revamped crowd fighting. So you can walk through the crowd and go to the back my like by the entrance. This one is kind of far fetched though.

Fryza
03-14-2004, 12:59 PM
Easier CAW feature
More wrestlers
Title defense in Exhibition
Larger stables
More Tag/Stable options
Create-An-Entrance
Women in Season
Two or more players in season
Extra music and videos
Create-A-PPV
Create-A-Title

DS
03-14-2004, 01:40 PM
Almost forgot, custom entrance music. Kind of like RAW I guess but for a SD game.

More creative control over entrances too.

Kalyx triaD
03-14-2004, 04:08 PM
[QUOTE=Nowhere Man]
-Completely redo the stats system so that "strength" isn't the only one that's worth two shits. (ex: Rey Mysterio beats on Big Show for a full 5 minutes, then Show does the exact same amount of damage in 3 moves and wins :mad: :mad: :mad: )

QUOTE]

That's the case dude.

Paki Crippler
03-15-2004, 12:30 AM
it shouldnt be boring.

Joe Kerr
03-15-2004, 01:14 PM
it shouldnt be boring.
:rant: ITS THE BEST DAMN WRESTLING GAME OUT THERE!!!

DaveWadding
03-15-2004, 01:48 PM
Almost forgot, custom entrance music. Kind of like RAW I guess but for a SD game.




With the HDD out next week, you KNOW that'll be there.

Shaggy
03-15-2004, 03:47 PM
This is what I think should be in it---

You should be able to do more stuff with Tables

If someone is in a Stable with you they should help you out in Royal Rumble's

You should be able to Back Body Drop People over the top rope.

More Legends should be in it

there will be more posted in the future

Maven should be in it.

Mike the Metal Ed
03-15-2004, 04:40 PM
I AVHERD TAHT U WILL SEE TEH MONRTEAL SCRUJOB IN SEESON AND IT WILL UNLCOK BREATT HEART IS THIS TROO?!?!?!?!!!!111?//?!??!?!

Nowhere Man
03-16-2004, 04:12 PM
Yes.

Kane Knight
03-16-2004, 08:01 PM
Hmmmm...

Overhaul the damage system. Recovery time should be affected by the damage taken. Damage should also do more than affect you on occasion.

Howabout improving thhe hit detection and making it look like wrestlers are actually grabbing one another?

DS
03-16-2004, 08:51 PM
With the HDD out next week, you KNOW that'll be there.
Get it sometime this week for free from Sony. :cool:

Kane Knight
03-16-2004, 10:43 PM
This may well have been mentioned before, too, but howabout the custom entrances from like Raw 2 or Wrestlemania XIX? Time pyro and smoke and such and make it look all spiffy.


One thing that I hate from the Smackdown series is the prefab entrances. You have to copy someone line for line. :wtf: A lot of times, that just doesn't fit.

Also, I'd like to see custom "signature" moves. You know how some moves have an intro animation, a mini "taunt" of sorts? Think Last Ride, or something similar.

loopydate
03-16-2004, 11:14 PM
I AVHERD TAHT U WILL SEE TEH MONRTEAL SCRUJOB IN SEESON AND IT WILL UNLCOK BREATT HEART IS THIS TROO?!?!?!?!!!!111?//?!??!?!

Y WOOD THEY DUE DAT WEN ITS ALLREADY BEEN IN ALL THA OTHER SAMCKDOWN GAYMES?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Shaggy
03-18-2004, 04:14 AM
Something that I just thought about..

I liked how in Raw you could attack a wrestler while he was entering the ring. I dont know if its in Raw 2 since I havnt played it but I loved that about Raw.

Sephiroth
03-18-2004, 05:21 AM
- Some way to get your roster updated all the time

- And Please no legends

- Create an Belt, Create an PPV, Create an Brand would be cool 2 IMO,Creat
an Match

- Online function would be cool 2

- Better Story Line, not as short as Smackdown 5

- A way to get out of Submission moves faster

- Burried alive match, 8 man tag

Thats all i can think of at the moment.

ColdwaVer
03-18-2004, 07:34 PM
- Better Story Line, not as short as Smackdown 5

I actually liked the one-year systenm, I just hope they throw in more variety so that it doesn't feel like you're playing the same year over and over again.

And I really think that there should be a point where if you beat someone bad enough and hard enough they won't get up at all.

And the ability in CAW to edit superstar's attire.

Kalyx triaD
03-23-2004, 09:28 AM
I can see the 7 minute Lottery Draft cut-scene now. Or rather, have the season mode start several months before the event so you could really be on the edge of your seat as to what show you may end up on. Or rather...

This may seem radical, but how about an online mode where created characters face off on a schedule similar to real life (house shows and such)? You register your character and the server places you on say Raw 21 or Smackdown 36 (numbered for the fact the so many people will register that there'll be more than one Raw and Smackdown). You start out house shows and such, eventually doing the big time thing after you established a certain level; as with most MMORPG.

When you're placed on a Raw or Smackdown, you're privilaged with options similar to Raw2's 'cool concept-bad execution' season mode interface. Since you don't know what other players have planned for the night, the events and user made story-lines should prove more entertaining than the real programs.

Server masters will serve as the GM's of your particular Raw or Smackdown. They'd be real people who, for the sake of the product, will indeed play the heel or face role to enhance the story. You can ask them questions and request titles shots like the current SD season mode, except they'd be real WWE employees. Incase you're wondering who'd take a job like that, remember I stated that the shows will run at certain times. So it isn't a 24 hour gig.

Yes you can get injured. Me and my friends played with this idea that your initial limbs (legs, arms, head, torso) have something of an 'Season-Life-Bar'. The SLB depletes if for some reason one of your limbs have been taking exclusive damage match after match. (This also adds to the already decent submission-limb attack element strategy). Apon being injured, you'll need to play work out minigames to refill your SLB. YOU can choose to comeback after a certain amount of time, but will you risk returning to action on an SLB that isn't completely refilled..? Oh the drama.

Ofcourse you can sit back and watch the show. Imagine, having to choose to watch the ongoing rivalry between me and Kane Knights characters on Raw 6. Or watching Siphiroth and shaggy's ladder match at a PPV game. (Names choosen for sake of examples.)

Also, to give a certain draft storyline consistancy, every Raw server has a 'brother' Smackdown server. So you'd be smart to watch the exploits of Raw 24 if you're playing in Smackdown 24; cause you may end up in that 'locker room'!

Players will choosen based on performance to cut promos, where with a trust USB Logitech keyboard, you could try and out do The Rock's funniest mic time.

My brains smashed, I'll come back when new stuff is in.

Kalyx triaD
03-31-2004, 06:11 PM
...Four player Bra and Pannies match won't kill either, considering it was actually fun to play once a week.

CYCLOPTERSAURUS
04-01-2004, 01:36 AM
BRING BACK TWO PLAYER SEASON MODE DAMNIT.

El Santo
04-03-2004, 03:11 PM
Better manager system: Teddy Long, Paul Heyman, Ric Flair and Divas can be managers, which contribute to angles in the season mode

GM mode: Beat the other brand by booking the best matches, making the best trades, and drafting folks from the OVW (who would be el generico wrestlers creaded by random CAW assignments). Something similar to the GM modes in the EA Sports franchise.

#BrotherVito DELETED
04-03-2004, 10:21 PM
<font color=goldenrod>If managers do indeed make it in, the ones I'd want to see are: Theodore Long, Paul Heyman, Stacy Keibler, Trish Stratus, Miss Jackie, and Chavo Guerrero Sr.</font>

Kalyx triaD
04-04-2004, 11:55 AM
<font color=goldenrod>If managers do indeed make it in, the ones I'd want to see are: Theodore Long, Paul Heyman, Stacy Keibler, Trish Stratus, Miss Jackie, and Chavo Guerrero Sr.</font>

A coulpe of those names are in there anyway, dude. Infact, you can choose anybody to be your manager in the the last two or three SmackDown! games. It wouldn't make much difference, they all grab legs.

The Ravishing One
04-07-2004, 04:19 PM
More legends, with official music

Also Rick Rude :rant:

Kalyx triaD
04-10-2004, 11:42 PM
More legends, with official music

Also Rick Rude :rant:

How about less legends and more currents. The idea of making your own is space friendly.

ilt_undertaker
04-11-2004, 01:04 AM
<font color=Silver>I'd like to see Survivor Series and Stable matches like the one's on WWf Attitude</font>

Kane Knight
04-11-2004, 02:15 AM
How about less legends and more currents. The idea of making your own is space friendly.
Howabout more wrestlers period?

If they have a huge roster, I don't give a crap if there are a few more legends then last time.

El Santo
04-11-2004, 05:31 AM
You know, I'd be willing to bet the WWE could make busloads of money if they released a separate game with a WWE Legends roster.

Kalyx triaD
04-11-2004, 08:51 AM
Howabout more wrestlers period?

If they have a huge roster, I don't give a crap if there are a few more legends then last time.

What the shit?!? You're so used to trying to cut me down you can't even see it. I made NO comments that leads one to believe that I don't support more wrestlers. None at all. I just suggested more cuurents over Legends, which can also mean having a larger roster of current Superstars. Damn. Or maybe you're not attacking me. I got no sleep and I'm antsy. 8 Player Halo rules. Does Unreal 2004 compare? I need to know... Death to Bush!!!!

Loose Cannon
04-11-2004, 10:48 AM
All I really want is a Royal Rumble match where guys don't get eliminated in 7 seconds.

jasonvoorhees
04-11-2004, 05:33 PM
Huge Update On WWE Smackdown! 6; Name Revealed
Story By: Niel Stephens
April 11, 2004

Thanks to reader Rosser for the following:

I was in a Dearborn Michigan Gamestop store on Saturday 4.10.04 and saw pre-order game boxes for the new Smackdown game coming soon. All the boxes had John Cena on the front and the game was called WWE Smackdown: Word Life.

As i reported yesterday, the official release date for this game on Playstation 2 looks to be November 2004.

We'll keep you updated.

sadio8
04-11-2004, 06:00 PM
lol how the hell is that a huge update???

Nowhere Man
04-12-2004, 12:18 AM
What the shit?!? You're so used to trying to cut me down you can't even see it. I made NO comments that leads one to believe that I don't support more wrestlers. None at all. I just suggested more cuurents over Legends, which can also mean having a larger roster of current Superstars. Damn. Or maybe you're not attacking me. I got no sleep and I'm antsy. 8 Player Halo rules. Does Unreal 2004 compare? I need to know... Death to Bush!!!!

Ummmm.......what?

Kane Knight
04-12-2004, 12:41 AM
Ummmm.......what?
I'm wondering myself.

I'm pretty good at being intentionally offensive, so I'm always surprised when people take offense at the rest of my lines...

:|

Savio
04-12-2004, 01:44 AM
A change I'd like to see is instead of getting dizzy. After hitting a move (like a DDT) you lay down for a few seconds.

Batsu
04-20-2004, 12:36 AM
What I'd like to see:

as mentioned before, moves that don't pin automatically, but have the option to pin, and the ability to break up submission moves, whether internally (square button, just like pins) or externally (someone comes in to knock them out of it)

also, in the CAW mode, more "pieces" and designs. I had to manually create a lot of the stuff I used in SD4, like those "kickboxer" socks. I never thought that Smackdown could be dethroned in the CAW department, but after seeing WMXIX...

otherwise, they're doing a bang-up job, and they really improved with SD!5...

I wouldn't change anything about the game play...just make more of the old submissions in the new style....

but some moves (T-Bone Suplex 1 for example) need to go back into the "non-finisher" category. The alternate Book End (the one debuted in WMX8 and only in SD4) needs to come back as either a finisher or a usable grapple.

Hell In The Cell and Cage matches need a revamping. All Smackdown needs to do is copy the GC Wrestlemania series' style. That was the best Hell In The Cell ever.

Cage matches, same deal. Use the "tug of war" system in getting out and allow moves -against- the cage or from the side of the cage like in No Mercy and the current Hell In A Cell match. Even with Pin/Give Up options, it still is too ...bare.

Finally, female wrestlers: Allow them to be used in Season again without loopholes. They can either play the manager role (if they're on Smackdown) or have endless battles on earning the Women's title. Also, allow them to be attacked post-match (how many times did we have to see Test, Austin, and other heels attack them), and for them to bleed (first blood style)....women wear the crimson mask, too, you know.

Kalyx triaD
04-21-2004, 11:41 AM
The next SmackDown! will NOT be subtitled "Word Life". My guess is it was going to be called that and then everyone and their mama's started talking about it; so they killed the name. I mean really, we know they choose this stuff based the current hot superstar, and Cena's it. Let's hope they don't go for "Toothless Aggression".

#BrotherVito DELETED
04-21-2004, 12:19 PM
<font color=goldenrod>WWE SmackDown: Legend Killer</font> :shifty:

Azriel
04-21-2004, 12:28 PM
they really shouldn't call it Smackdown anymore, since you can play on both RAW and Smackdown, they should just call it WWE: whatever.

Kalyx triaD
04-22-2004, 07:09 AM
they really shouldn't call it Smackdown anymore, since you can play on both RAW and Smackdown, they should just call it WWE: whatever.

If it's called "Whatever" I bet it'll still sell.

You're rant could be expanded to include XBox's Raw series. But at this point, best not to mess with the title. That's like calling the next Madden "EA Sports NFL Superbowl 2005". Even though the series doesn't really need his name anymore, it'll just be weird.

The Mackem
04-25-2004, 10:30 AM
Two player season mode please

Paranoid Rattlesnake
04-26-2004, 08:42 AM
Multiplayer season mode is a must
Edit appearances and stats of superstars

Paranoid Rattlesnake
04-26-2004, 08:44 AM
Ign.com

Several wrestling websites have been reporting for a few weeks now that the next iteration of THQ's Smackdown franchise would be officially titled WWE Smackdown: Word Life and make its worldwide appearance at the 2004 Electronic Entertainment Expo in May. Others have even gone on to speculate that the first game footage of Smackdown may appear before the big show itself.


Not surprisingly, however, there haven't been any official announcements confirming any of this from THQ representatives. But since we're such big Smackdown fans in the first place, we decided to give our pals at THQ a call to get to the bottom of this.

"Smackdown 6 will not be called Word Life</I>," chuckled the representative we spoke with. "In fact, it won't have any title affiliated with John Cena at all. So that means it won't be called Thuganomics or anything like that either. Right now, it's just being referred to as Smackdown VI internally and will stay that way until we make an announcement otherwise."

In regards to the question of whether or not Smackdown will appear at this year's E3, THQ wasn't quite as forthcoming with a comment. But based on our own personal experiences with the series and its development cycle, we don't expect the game to make an appearance at E3 at all. Historically, the official Smackdown announcement has come later and later each year since the appearance of the first game (remember, only the logo appeared at E3 last year), and with Day of Reckoning one of THQ's centerpiece products at the show for 2004, we don't expect the company to want their spotlight to divert. Whether or not that will happen officially, we'll have to wait and see.

Dark-Slicer Diago
05-05-2004, 08:38 PM
news here answered by someone at THQ, info from http://sdgaming.lgn.uni.cc/games/sd6/main.html

Q1. Have any new match types been added.

All I can say on this is we are working on one but the way things are going it does not look like its gonna be in. Sorry thats all I can say.


Q2. How many are hopefully gonna make it in the final roster.

We are hoping Fingers crossed for a roster between 55 - 70.

Q3. Are there any kind of INNOVATING new things being put in this one.

We are keeping the grappling system virtually the same after the huge sucess of the last one, bet we are thinking of tweeking it.But Nothing To Major. But Online Play is pretty Innovating for a wrestling game.

Q4. Do you enjoy your job.

Somedays and Somedays I don't. But mostly yes. Otherwise I would Quit.

Q5. Will Undertaker be appearing as the dead man.

Yes.

Q6. Will there still be Jeff Hardy's moveset.

Yes.

Q7. Will shane O Mac and Mick Foley be in.

Mick Foley Yes Shane O Mac the moment 50/50 because he has only featured once last year really. But we Thq feel there are more important wrestlers to fill the roster.

Q8. Which divas will be in the game.

Victoria, Trish Stratus, Stacy Kiebler, Torrie Wilson, Gail Kim, Molly Holly, Lita, Jazz, but we might be taken Jazz out.

Q9. Will the divas each have 2 or more attires.

Can't really gives you news on this because there aint none except for Torrie wilson she does.

Q10. Which wrestlers/divas have been put in the game so far.

Torrie Wilson, Stacy Kiebler, Trish Stratus and Gail Kim.

Q11. Will "legends" be in again? If so, any ideas of who's being lined up.

We are unsure we might not be adding this feature this year, all because of Copy rights and disk space.

We have been trying really hard to get The Ultimate Warrior on a Smackdown game but because Mr Warrior owns the rights he has the final word. He pulled out last year due to two reason. 1, Better offer from Acclaim and he would rather be on LOW than a wwe title. But we are trying to get the rights for Bret The Hitman Hart all sorted out.
So another Idea for the game is to just have less Legends this years.
But overall its a 50/50 chance of Legends making it.
Also Andre The Giant & Hulk Hogan all possiblities.

Q12. Will kane/Rvd/Victoria/Dudleys/Rikishi have their new themes.

Kane we have sorted the Copy rights out just as Smackdown 5 was shipped so yes, Rikishi Yes, Dudleys still not settled the same with Victoria.

Q13. Will Smackdown! Word Life be at E3.

No plans for it to be there so no, But things might change if we feel we have not got a strong line at this years E3.

Q14. Will royal rumble be better.

No real big changes yet but, there is talk in the pipe line of having more people in the ring.

Q15. Will kane sit up as well as undertaker.

His Moveset has not even been touched yet from the previous smackdown yet, so at the moment no.

Q16. Will there be better chair moves like more specials.

We are trying to make the enviroment more interactive then ever this year that includes chairs but the design team upstairs are sorting that stuff out so i'll ask them tommorow for you. But at the moment...well when I saw them this morning they where working on The Wrestlemania XX Arena.

Q17. How many specials per superstar.

Same as last time, only 2.

Q18. Is kane going to have his whole attire (SD!5 one) and then his tights.

Kane's attire at the moment is just the one with tights and no top.

Q19. Will Austins ATV be featured in the game.

Yes.

Q20. If you are Taker for season mode and your at WMXX, will druids & Paul bearer be there.

We are planning to have this in the game at Wrestlemania XX.

Azriel
05-06-2004, 08:36 AM
Sweet stuff

The Mackem
05-06-2004, 08:48 AM
Yeah take Jazz out :D

Danny Electric
05-06-2004, 08:59 AM
http://rajah.com/base/2004/780

THQ announced earlier today that the new PS2 game would be “WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW.” This will be the sixth installment of the SmackDown! video game series. Game is scheduled to be released near the end of October.

The Ravishing One
05-06-2004, 09:05 AM
Sweet

Hired Hitman
05-06-2004, 11:03 AM
WWE SmackDown!: vs. RAW.... Simple, yet... good.

Disturbed316
05-06-2004, 12:34 PM
WWE SmackDown!: vs. RAW.... Simple, yet... good.

Yeah :y:

Kalyx triaD
05-06-2004, 07:51 PM
When I hear the bell toll on my PS2 once again, I'm going to drop my controller. The Undertaker has returned and no one will survive...

Enough marking out, what I wanna know; is the music. Will they be the authenic themes for the wrestlers? Some wrestlers had older themes in the newest THQ games. The worst/best example was the Dudleys going back two themes to their WWE introduction theme! I understand if we don't get to "Drop the Bombshell", but Saliva's theme would've been a good alternate; it being the song before Powerman's.

Let's pray to Undertaker for online play...

"Anah macra...."

ColdwaVer
05-10-2004, 08:09 PM
Something I just thought of as far as improvements: if you're in a title match, the belt should be at ringside for use as a weapon.

#BrotherVito DELETED
05-15-2004, 10:34 AM
<font color=goldenrod>I'm bumping this so that its ahead of that bullshit Dark-Slicer thread.</font>

#BrotherVito DELETED
05-16-2004, 12:01 PM
<font color=goldenrod>I think it'd be cool if they had a re-hash of the invasion angle in season mode, only with the brands. (Pretend that it is using a 2-year season)

Then you'd have one last Elimination Tag match at Survivor Series of the first year to see which brand reigns supreme. If your brand wins, it takes over and you end up having 2 matches a week (one on each show because the other brand was destroyed). Then eventually it could lead into the draft lottery storyline and the other brand gets brought back after WrestleMania for the draft lottery.

If your brand loses, you miss so much stuff and you end up coming back after WrestleMania for the draft lottery.

I think it'd be an awesome angle, and it'd give you something to play for because naturally you wouldn't want to miss 4 months of action (and all the chances to get money, experience, and superstar points) - plus you'd miss cool stuff like the Rumble and WrestleMania.</font>

Loose Cannon
05-16-2004, 12:11 PM
^^that would be cool.

#BrotherVito DELETED
05-22-2004, 10:59 AM
<font color=goldenrod>It's kinda early, but who will you be using in you first season through?

I've just realized that every Smackdown game, I've used different people for season the first time.

Smackdown: Triple H
Smackdown KYR: The Undertaker
Smackdown JBI: Tazz
Smackdown SYM: DDP
Smackdown HCTP: Chris Jericho

So for SD vs. Raw, I plan on keeping this tradition, and if he's in the game, I will be using EUGENE</font>

#BrotherVito DELETED
05-23-2004, 02:25 PM
<font color=goldenrod>Damn, this thread is dead. :(

Uhhh......so.........what new match types do you wanna see in the game?

I wouldn't mind seeing a 10-Man gauntlet in the game. Also a buried alive match and a survivor series elimination tag team match.

Also, if possible, I think it'd be cool if they could have a 20-Man Battle Royal. I know it may seem impossible, but I think the PS2's memory could handle it so that it wouldn't go ridiculously slow. Sure, it'd go slower than the other match types, but it'd gradually go faster as people get eliminated.</font>

The Show Off
05-23-2004, 04:52 PM
Smackdown
Mankind

Smackdown: Know Your Role
Kurt Angle

Smackdown: Just Bring It
(I never owned it)

Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth
Spike Dudley

Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain
Roddy Piper

Smackdown: vs. Raw
More then likley it'll be...
John Bradshaw Layfield

loopydate
05-23-2004, 06:49 PM
I would like to see a customizable "Slobber Knocker" so that you could do gauntlet matches and Tag Turmoil-type stuff.

Survivor Series is something I've wanted in a game since...oh...Super Wrestlemania?

More moves. More interactive arenas (which it sounds like they're working on).

As good as the story was in HCTP, once you've played it so many times (as I have trying to get my updated roster CAWs up to appropriate levels), it gets so damned repetitive.

No commentary except a non-stop stream of "Puppies" during diva matches and "BAHGAWDSTUNNER" after "holy shit" moments.

Okay, that last one isn't necessary.

Mike the Metal Ed
05-23-2004, 07:20 PM
Smackdown
Austin or The Rock

Smackdown: Know Your Role
Gangrel

Smackdown: Just Bring It
Austin

Smackdown: Shut Your Mouth
Chris Jericho

Smackdown: Here Comes the Pain
Shawn Michaels

Smackdown: vs. Raw
Rene Dupree :love:

Also as I feel like heading down memory lane:

WWF Warzone: Kane
WWF Attitude: Mankind

Dark-Slicer Diago
05-27-2004, 08:03 PM
WWE Smackdown! vs Raw coverage beginning in June. I can say nothing more than that -- yet, so watch for it.

this was posted on the IGN Board by Makaze-IGN, the same guy who posted the real info for Smackdown HCTP so take it for what it's worth. Note that it doesn't say exactly what day in June so check it everyday starting Tuesday.

Kronik
05-28-2004, 11:16 AM
I'd like to see a camera angle option. The current camera angle is just way too close.

Hired Hitman
05-28-2004, 11:42 AM
I hate the CAW section... most of the shirts and costumes are for WOMEN who makes women :|

There are like 100 Bra's to choose from :|

loopydate
05-28-2004, 01:13 PM
I'd like to see a camera angle option. The current camera angle is just way too close.
And it sucks if you're in a Hardcore handicap match (which happen all the fucking time in Season), and you're fighting one guy and the guy's partner is just driving around and around on the motorcycle in the parking lot, and the camera keeps pounding in and out, 'cause the playing area keeps expanding and contracting as the idiot asshole keeps driving in circles!

Batsu
05-28-2004, 05:43 PM
I hate the CAW section... most of the shirts and costumes are for WOMEN who makes women :|

There are like 100 Bra's to choose from :|

I make a lot of female CAWs, but I still think those costumes and what have you are horrid...there were a lot of "WTF" patterns in this game, compared to the superior selection in Shut Your Mouth (ditto for pieces such as the Darth Vader helmet).

They need capes (freeflowing), bandannas and headbands...stuff like that.

I miss mix & match hair as well.

#BrotherVito DELETED
05-29-2004, 07:37 PM
<font color=goldenrod>I just saw this on a website:

WWE SmackDown! Vs. Raw is scheduled for release exclusively on PlayStation 2 for holiday 2004 and will feature the WWE's two biggest brands battling it out for supremacy. The game will feature all the wrestlers from both shows, new features and improved graphics.

--------------------

Everyone from both shows..................that means guys like Paul London and Akio would be in....................oh dear God I hope it's true.</font> :drool:

Kalyx triaD
05-29-2004, 08:44 PM
Doubt it. Keep in mind the people who usually report on WWE games seem to know jack about WWE games. Read previews right now and see how they talk about "authenic themes" and "wide selection of matches" like they haven't been the norm for 6-years-plus now.

Dark-Slicer Diago
06-10-2004, 05:20 PM
Because of the details of the story I can't reveal much, but know this:

In less than one week you'll finally have what you're looking for. How much less than a week? I can't say yet, but keep those eyes peeled. That is all.

posted by Makaze-IGN on the IGN forums who is Editor-in-Chief for IGNPS2

Joe Kerr
06-11-2004, 11:01 PM
I thought the next smackdown game Had John Cena in on the cover and was going to be named "Word Life".


Anyway I think Smackdown should do what raw did with attire. Hats and bandannas get knocked off your head another wrestler can pick up the item and put it on.

I also like in Raw where you can attack someone coming to the ring. Smackdown should incorrporate that as well.

Dark-Slicer Diago
06-12-2004, 09:24 AM
Here it is, the first info for WWE Smackdown! vs RAW straight from IGN

As passionate as the teams at THQ and Yuke's are about their WWE Smackdown franchise, getting them to talk about the next iteration of the series hasn't exactly been easy. Originally announced last month exclusively through IGN prior to the Electronic Entertainment Expo, the sixth installment known as Smackdown! vs. RAW has been quickly transformed into one of the most talked about forthcoming PS2 titles this year. And with speculation and rumors about the game already running rampant, we felt it our duty to get to the bottom of it all so that we could set the record straight.


Sadly that's easier said than done. As our buddies at THQ are keeping tight-lipped regarding the implementation of this year's roster and feature set. "Honestly, we're just not ready to reveal too much about the game yet," said the THQ representatives we spoke with. "In fact, you guys [IGN] will probably be doing most of the roster revelations yourselves when you kick off your Smackdown Countdown later this year. We like secrets. Secrets are good."

Apparently the roster isn't the only thing remaining covert, though; as THQ has an absolutely massive undisclosed gameplay option that will be announced sometime over the next couple of weeks. And while we can't get official confirmation as to just what that secret may end up being just yet, the word on the street is that it's that it's the one extra that everyone has been waiting for since the advent of PS2 Network Adapter: Online connectivity. And from what we understand, that's not so far off from the truth.

Speculation aside, we were at least able to confirm several of Smackdown vs. RAW's specifics in relation to what's been left over from last year's effort Here Comes the Pain. Six-person simultaneous play, for instance, has once again been brought back so that players can make the most of a pair of Multi-tap peripherals. And every single one of 2003's game modes have returned to action too; with match types like Hell in the Cell, Slobber Knocker, Table Matches, and First Blood back and bigger than ever. Much to our chagrin, THQ would not confirm any of its new modes or gameplay features in time for us to meet our deadline; though the company representatives did assure us that Smackdown vs. RAW would boast several of them before all is said and done.

Visually the game has been given a boost too. Character models and attire in particular have a lot more detail than they did before, with a continued emphasis on facial recreation and animation. "You're going to freak out when you see this new one in motion," whispered a THQ employee that wished to remain anonymous. "It's easily the best looking game in the series."

Old-school fans should also be pleased to know that legends have been reinstated for the roster as well, with a stronger focus on big name stars and classic personalities. And while there will definitely be a few historical grapplers from last year's version to make the rounds all over again, THQ has also included some new representatives to bolster the ranks. We're told that the updated roster will be comprised of some of the biggest classic names in the industry too; but because of ongoing contractual negotiations, can't be named.

But that doesn't mean that we didn't get the names of some of the planned Smackdown vs. RAW active superstars. As we finally managed to get the THQ guys to spill the beans regarding the lineup. "It will definitely have all the champions in there, how could it not?" remarked aTHQ rep. "Of course, we'll have several surprises and divas on the list too, but for now, you can bet that the champions and their top contenders will be in there." Specifically, players can expect to see Randy Orton, John Cena, Triple H, Chris Benoit, Shawn Michaels, and Eddie Guerrero. Unforunately we couldn't confirm whether or not Tag Team champ Edge or the oft-wanted La Resistance would be in there.

But secrecy seems to be Smackdown vs. RAWs theme this year. As THQ have plans to reveal details more meticulously than in the years before it. The company did confirm one final tidbit about the game, though, which is its release date: November 2004. And with almost half a year left, the time should give anxious WWE gamers plenty of time to digest exactly what lies before them.

The good news is that your buddies at IGN will be with you every step of the way. As we plan on continuing our popular Smackdown Countdown features from seasons previous with the most information, media, and news regarding the game than anywhere else in the world. In fact, on our media page below we've included the first handful of screenshots taken from an early build. And you can expect us to return again next week (and rather soon at that) with the first official trailer that you won't be able to find anywhere else. So saddle up WWE fans -- today's tidbits was only the beginning. We'll be back again with more next week.

now w/o any further delay, here are the first screenshots of the only 2 fully known superstars, the Legend Killer Randy Orton and the Doctor of Thuganomics John Cena

http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/670/670847/img_2179489.html
http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/670/670847/img_2179490.html
http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/670/670847/img_2179491.html
http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/670/670847/img_2179492.html
http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/smackdownraw_ps2object_160_00.jpg

Hired Hitman
06-12-2004, 11:26 AM
Check the detail on the boxers... :shifty:

those screenshots look good :y: .. well... Good for a game that isn't at the finished state... :-\

Mike the Metal Ed
06-12-2004, 11:29 AM
http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/522/522962/wwe-smackdown-vs-raw-20040611055556677.jpg

That looks nothing like Orton, but hopefully they'll improve it by November.

Kalyx triaD
06-12-2004, 11:35 AM
Kick ass. Online play would rule many times over; if that's the case. Why keep the roster secret, we can safely guess who's gonna be in. Legends returning is abit sketchy, but I don't mind. It feels like yesterday I opened HCTP, now the hype for the next Smackdown is not only alive, it's damn there OVER with less than a season to wait.

Sephiroth
06-12-2004, 03:09 PM
:love: pitty that i aint backhome by the time the game is released :(


There goes my 20% discount on that game :rant:

Btw, the pics do make you wonder don't they? Is there going to be a Orton vs Cena any time soon :drool:

Sephiroth
06-12-2004, 03:13 PM
http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/522/522962/wwe-smackdown-vs-raw-20040611055556677.jpg

Orton: My cock is this big
Cena: No it isn't, people with that kinda shorts cant have a big cock.

:shifty: yeah i was bored again

ilt_undertaker
06-12-2004, 04:00 PM
LOL, Randy's eyes are not that bright

Head
06-12-2004, 09:34 PM
I'm acually very impressed by those screens, even if Orton's face does look a tad bit off.

Looks to me like this will be a bigger leap graphically than HCTP was over SYM.

Head
06-12-2004, 09:37 PM
For those who are too lazy to go to the acual site.

http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/522/522962/wwe-smackdown-vs-raw-20040611055611177.jpg
http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/522/522962/wwe-smackdown-vs-raw-20040611055605723.jpg
http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/522/522962/wwe-smackdown-vs-raw-20040611055559114.jpg

I'm really liking the pose Cena's body is in in the second pic.

Joe Kerr
06-13-2004, 12:53 AM
Is this the next game in the Smackdown series or is it a complete new title?

Innovator
06-13-2004, 01:06 AM
next game in smackdown series

HeartBreakMan2k
06-13-2004, 01:16 AM
Next in the series.

Dark-Slicer Diago
06-15-2004, 09:50 AM
There's no doubt that our preview of WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW generated plenty of excitement when we ran it over the weekend, but nothing gets a fan base keyed up more than a brand new movie. With that in mind, your buddies over at THQ and here at IGN have teamed up to bring you the first official trailer from Smackdown! vs. RAW. And while it certainly doesn't show that much by way of gameplay, at least it makes an attempt at drama -- something that the world of sports entertainment is renowned for.


To check it out for yourselves, click on our media page link below to enjoy our free 320x240 video files in the Windows format, with a special 640x480 hi-res version also available especially for our IGN Insider subscribers. We've even included one brand new hi-resolution screenshot as an added bonus!

As always we'll be back with more on Smackdown! vs. RAW over the next couple of weeks and remind you to stay tuned for our annual Smackdown Countdown when it begins sometime this August. See you again, soon.

http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/670/670847/vids_1.html#

Dorkchop
06-15-2004, 12:24 PM
I would like to see everyone have a good entrance, not just the top stars. They gave Christian the exact same entrance in Smackdown 5, and they did in 4. I was so disappointed.

I would like the gameplay to be a bit slower. I want the Hell in a Cell, ladder, and cage matches to be more realistic. None of this climbing the cage/ladder in .3 seconds. I want to be able to use the cage as a weapon.

DaveWadding
06-15-2004, 12:35 PM
The new screenshot:

http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/523/523301/wwe-smackdown-vs-raw-20040614050224353.jpg

Disturbed316
06-15-2004, 06:49 PM
http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/670/670847/vids_1.html#

link to the VERY FIRST TEASER TRAILER! :rant:

Dark-Slicer Diago
06-15-2004, 10:40 PM
sry thats the only movie there for know

Jonster
06-19-2004, 07:39 AM
Who's doing the commentry?

Doesn't sound like JR towards the end :-\

Dark-Slicer Diago
06-19-2004, 10:47 AM
it's just a voice added for now, its no proof of commentary being in

DS
06-19-2004, 12:49 PM
Pretty nice attention to detail. The crowd looks very nice along with the whole arena (as much as I could see). The ref still walks like he's in fast forward but oh well.

The Naitch
06-22-2004, 01:49 AM
Create a PPV should be on there

The Naitch
06-22-2004, 01:53 AM
http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/670/670847/vids_1.html#

link to the VERY FIRST TEASER TRAILER! :rant:

I liked how they used Orton vs Cena in the staredown

Sephiroth
06-23-2004, 08:15 AM
Yeah also creat a belt or create a match would be cool 2.

ilt_undertaker
06-23-2004, 03:48 PM
I want women to be able to bleed. Preferably Torrie, Sable, Lita, Stacey and Stephanie McMahon

:mad:

Ferocious
06-23-2004, 04:39 PM
I want women out of the game, they have no purpose. Swap them for cruisers.

DS
06-23-2004, 04:57 PM
If the game had a seperate disc for Season, Customization, and the Matches, I doubt it could be pasted unless someone took the same direction.

They better take use of the HDD this time, downloadable roster updates would be very nice.

Batsu
06-24-2004, 12:55 AM
I want women to be able to bleed. Preferably Torrie, Sable, Lita, Stacey and Stephanie McMahon

:mad:

While I wouldn't go that far to specify them, I agree the women should be on equal ground with the men in a lot of respects. They should be able to have first blood matches, and compete for the Women's Title in Season Mode, just like in Smackdown: Just Bring It. What was the point of having Jazz, et al hold titles when they can't even enter season mode to challenge for them?

ilt_undertaker
06-24-2004, 05:05 PM
^^ Yeah, thats true, I hope women can compete in season mode too. And also, I hate who that if you pick Flair/HBK as a ref, they're strength falls down to like Zero. They get knocked out so easliy, I think that's stupid. I also think that they should let ANY wrestler be a ref, not just like 5 people/CAW's

Transplant
06-26-2004, 01:17 AM
What if they made Lemmy as a playable character? You know, like how they made Fred Durst in SD3

Batsu
06-26-2004, 02:31 AM
Wait, you mean you couldn't have HHH as a ref? It had to be Bischoff and certain others? Crap... that's right. They do need to fix that. I never noticed because I always had CAWs playing ref. Sometimes I wanted to recreate the hilarity of "REF 3:16"...thinking this is pretty much gonna be the last Stone Cold appearance in a WWE game...unless he's resigned to being one of the Legends.

Dark-Slicer Diago
06-26-2004, 01:39 PM
here's the official interview with THQ thanks to ps2.ign.com

It's a crowded year for wrestling titles on the PlayStation 2 and it's going to take a whole lot of bells and whistles to prove which product is best. Historically, the winner of that honor has been Yuke's and THQ's SmackDown franchise, but with such financially secure heavyweights as Konami and Electronic Arts throwing their hats into a market already populated by Acclaim, Eidos, and Bandai, the pair definitely has their work cut out for them. After all, the effort with last year's Here Comes the Pain was easily the best in the franchise so far; leaving plenty of expectations and standards that THQ will have to meet and surpass.


To find out how THQ is handling this challenge, we sat down with THQ's Smackdown! vs. RAW Product Manager Devin Knudsen. Devin has been around the SmackDown franchise forever too, and is a self-professed "ultra-fan" of professional wrestling. If there's anybody out there who can give us the answers we want, it's this guy. Here's how the conversation went down:

IGN: Thanks for the taking the time to answer our questions. We suppose our first question right out of the gate would be, What was it about last year's SmackDown title that you thought could be improved upon most this year?

Devin Knudsen: There are two main areas that we are striving to improve this year with SmackDown! vs. Raw. An overall improvement of presentation to the player was the first area we choose to tackle. A fan should feel as they are watching actual WWE programming and all aspects of the game should focus on accomplishing this goal. The graphics of the game, the audio elements and the all of the Superstars mannerisms and personalities should provide the player with a suspension of disbelief.

The second element is user interaction. A fan should feel as though they have control over all aspects of the game. There shouldn't be moments where the player feels helpless and is just watching an animation play out; we want the player to feel like he's part of the action unfolding on the screen.

http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/526/526341/wwe-smackdown-vs-raw-20040625064603764.jpg

Cena poses all tough-like


IGN: With that said, what kind of changes have you made with Smackdown! vs. RAW that addresses those issues?

Devin: We've added several new features that will greatly enhance the user's experience and interaction with the game, as well as improving on last year's features. One obvious improvement that players will notice when they get a look at the game is the graphical upgrade. Yuke's did a fantastic job with this year's Superstar models. They've increased the poly counts significantly, especially in the Create-A-Superstar area.

IGN: How much of an impact has fan and editorial feedback had when sitting down to prepare for a new installment of the Smackdown franchise?

Devin: As the Rock would say…"This is the people's champ" The SmackDown! Series is not the only wrestling series out there, but it is the most popular. The only way to keep the fans excited is by keeping a close ear to the ground and delivering on what the fans want to see. Being a fan of the WWE, I'm very passionate when it comes to my product line. Our dev team is constantly scanning the message boards, looking at competitive product and putting together focus groups to get a pulse on what the "real" WWE fans are looking for in our videogames. When putting together a feature set for a new title, the team lays out franchise objectives, which are heavily influenced by the feedback we gather from all of the fans.

IGN: So what are some examples of how you took that feedback and incorporated it into this year's game?


Devin: I can't really get into the new features at this time, but there have been changes to almost every aspect of the game. For example, we made several tweaks here and there to improve things like submissions, grapples, weapons and audio.

IGN: Cool. So how about the new features this year, what are some of the new goodies that fans can expect?

Devin: We can't spill the beans yet, but just like last year we will deliver a game that significantly improves upon the last iteration. There is a big surprise down the pipe that is sure not to disappoint.

IGN: THQ is more secretive than ever this year? Why all the cloak and dagger stuff?

Devin: It's all part of the master plan! Seriously, we've got some real big things planned with this year's offering and we're looking forward to letting all you guys in on all the fun leading up to launch. You guys are our biggest supporters and we're glad to reward your readers by making IGN the WWE HQ.

IGN: Okay then throw us something new. Tell us at least two things we don't already know about Smackdown! vs. RAW?

Devin: We will see the return of a feature from wrestling's past and the introduction of a feature that no one thought they would see in a WWE title.

IGN: How about the roster, what changes are there this year? Who's out of the lineup altogether and who are a couple of the new guys? More importantly, do we have La Resistance in there or what?

Devin: WWE SmackDown! Vs. Raw will have the top Superstars from RAW and SmackDown as well as divas and some really exciting Legends to unlock. There are some good surprises here. Unfortunately, that is all I can say about the roster, but IGN will be the first to know, as we will roll out the roster with IGN through their ongoing Superstar profile.

IGN: Some of our readers were a bit disappointed in last year's career mode. It had a lot of great ideas but some complained that it was too repetitive and too short. Will career be improved on this year, and will it be similar to say, Day of Reckoning?

Devin: The season mode has seen a great progression over the years and this year is no exception. We know that the season mode is an integral part of the game and we have gone to great lengths this year to make sure we deliver a season mode that will satisfy the fans. We work closely with the WWE and their writers to find out what directions they are taking with their Superstars and their storylines.

This definitely serves as the underline foundation for what we do. The emphasis has been put on creating storylines that are completely original. This unique blend of storylines will satisfy WWE fans while delivering a compelling and rewarding experience. Don't worry; fans will be blown away with what we've got in store for this year's career mode.

IGN: How about create-a-wrestler, do you have plans to expand on that feature?

Devin: As I mentioned earlier, there will be a dramatic visual upgrade over last year's offering. The quality of the textures and models are significantly improved. We also took steps to simplify the user interface. I can't get into any of the new items in the Create mode at this time.

IGN: And now the big question: there are a lot of rumors pointing to this being online, will it be?

Devin: Unfortunately, we can't comment on this.

IGN: Ah ha, very interesting. Well anyway man, thanks a lot, we'll be bugging you again real soon.

Devin: Unfortunately, we can't comment on this.

IGN would like to thank Devin Knudsen, Kyle Walker, THQ, and all those involved with making this interview possible (and a special thanks to our readers for their quick question submissions). We'd also like to let the fans know that they should keep an eye out for PSM Magazine's September issue (on sale in early August) for more on Smackdown! vs. RAW. In it, former IGNPS2 and IGN Xbox editor Kaiser Hwang reveals a great number of details complete with new media for the print crowd. Of course, we'll be back with some more info ourselves in the coming weeks. Stay tuned.

Head
06-26-2004, 01:40 PM
Glad they kept the legends in.

Savio
06-27-2004, 02:01 AM
Devin kepy beating around the bush :foc:

Triple A
06-28-2004, 09:41 PM
Multi player season
sunday night heat matches before ppvs
real life commentary
real life interviews with superstars
real life grunts and sounds when getting hit possibly
better royal rumble matches


and alot more stuff that it should upgrade on

Boondock Saint
06-29-2004, 02:32 AM
Multi player season would be nice. Don't make many CAWS, don't have the patience. But I'm in the minority on that

Gonzo
06-29-2004, 02:50 AM
Multiplayer season is always more fun than going solo. You can do two player tag runs and such. :y:

Kalyx triaD
06-29-2004, 01:23 PM
Multi player season
sunday night heat matches before ppvs
real life commentary
real life interviews with superstars
real life grunts and sounds when getting hit possibly
better royal rumble matches


and alot more stuff that it should upgrade on

1: Hell Yeah.
2: Makes sense.
3: Define 'real life commentary' in a video game sense...
4: HCTP had interview cut scenes, I doubt we'll get it better than that.
5: You rarely hear them when you what it on TV so I doubt they'll deliver.
6: If they find a way to improve it, fine. But Royal Rumble on SmackDown! games were unchanged since Just Bring It.

SmackDown!, like Madden, usually upgrades on given features; we KNOW it'll have an updated roster, better visuals and presentation, animation. I'm looking for wow-me factors that we won't see coming. Or that one feature that makes us feel like it should've been there from the begining.

Triple A
06-29-2004, 02:09 PM
we're probaly listing shit that will never happpen (some of the things) but i hope they get the multiplayer season mode becasue me and my friends are jusy kick asss on exibition

Sephiroth
06-29-2004, 03:28 PM
Only downside about HCTP was imo, that the wrestlers didn't wear the belts as they do on tv. Also with SYM everybody did his signature move in the ring with his belt ( if you won the belt ) The Rock over his arm...meh you guys get the picture.

Dunno, things like that makes the game feel a bit more real.

Dark-Slicer Diago
06-29-2004, 06:58 PM
the blood should be like Showdown Legends of Wrestling. It real life like, blood keeps running down the face and it stains the mat

Chuck Jones
07-01-2004, 08:22 PM
This is an idea for Season mode: Make 3 different ones.

1st: Rookie- CAW signs contract, all about gaining experience, wrestles mainly on Heat/Velocity with the occasional RAW/SD thrown in.

2nd: Normal season mode- Wrestles on RAW/SD. Gets on PPV's

3rd: Legend: Been around a long time, has more leeway in the locker room/GM's office, etc.

I love the idea for online play. I can see it being set in a locker room/backstage at an event as the setting for a room. And it should only be for CAW's, like most MMORPG's.

It should also have new ways of gaining experience points for example...

Strength: Work out in the training area
Submission: Wrestle a technical wrestler/use submissions
Charisma: cut a promo
etc.

#BROKEN Hasney
07-02-2004, 07:22 AM
I've read that they've got a BIG announcement coming soon, mostly rumored to be online play.

Although I've ragged heavily on the Smackdown series before, I got so much play out of HCTP more than anything since No mercy. Looking forward more to Day of Reckoning right now though :)

Hired Hitman
07-02-2004, 11:50 AM
I hope they change the elimination during the Royal Rumble, have it like the submission bar, with submit replaced with "eliminate" and have a few different ways..

example. You throw them over, but the wrestler hangs onto the rope, your character grabs him, then the bar appears, if you get it to eliminate he is gone, if not, he gets back into the ring, the more damage done, the closer the bar is to eliminate :cool:

Disturbed316
07-02-2004, 11:54 AM
I hope they change the elimination during the Royal Rumble, have it like the submission bar, with submit replaced with "eliminate" and have a few different ways..

example. You throw them over, but the wrestler hangs onto the rope, your character grabs him, then the bar appears, if you get it to eliminate he is gone, if not, he gets back into the ring, the more damage done, the closer the bar is to eliminate :cool:
LOW has that, its a good idea IMO. Royal Rumble's always pissed me off on HCTP, way to easy to go out.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-02-2004, 12:07 PM
<font color=goldenrod>Taken From: http://sdhgames.com/index2.htm
1/ The Below List Of Superstars has been confirmed 100%.

Chris Benoit
Chris Jericho
Randy Orton
Shawn Michaels
The Rock
Triple H
Eddie Guerrero
John Bradshaw Layfield
John Cena
Kurt Angle
Undertaker

2/ Every Mode From Smackdown Here Comes The Pain Has been left intact and more modes added and improvements have been made.

3/ Goldberg, Brock Lesnar, Stone Cold Steve Austin will not be making any appearance in the game this year but there moves sets will be included in the create a superstar mode.</font>

tucsonspeed6
07-10-2004, 01:08 PM
Here's a little problem I'd like to see fixed: During the Royal Rumble I'd like to be able to grab Rey Mysterio Jr after I hit him rather than grappling at thin air for ten seconds while the little shit gets up and tosses me out of the freakin ring.

My Final Heaven
07-11-2004, 02:25 PM
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In a desperate bid to get TV time, Nunzio dons a Randy Orton disguise & crashes RAW.

Nunzio: "Ayyyyyy! I'm da Legen' Killa! Fuhgeddiboudit!"

Hired Hitman
07-12-2004, 10:06 AM
Nunzio :cool:

Loose Cannon
07-12-2004, 10:35 AM
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In a desperate bid to get TV time, Nunzio dons a Randy Orton disguise & crashes RAW.

Nunzio: "Ayyyyyy! I'm da Legen' Killa! Fuhgeddiboudit!"

Cena and Orton match :drool: I just want some online play, especially for Rumble or Battle Royal.

Sephiroth
07-12-2004, 11:58 AM
Cena and Orton match :drool: I just want some online play, especially for Rumble or Battle Royal.

Online play would be so sweet, LC if this game is going online, i will take you on ;)

Bo
07-16-2004, 11:10 AM
I just got a email to sign up for the beta test program. :D If so I will provide all info that I can.

DaveWadding
07-16-2004, 01:16 PM
Bo, I hate you. :)

Fryza
07-16-2004, 01:19 PM
-Women in Season.
-Two player season.

Those are about all I ask for really..

DaveWadding
07-16-2004, 01:21 PM
I need Women in Seasontoo, so I can smack Fruzi around. :D

Jonster
07-16-2004, 01:24 PM
I just got a email to sign up for the beta test program. :D If so I will provide all info that I can.
There's a word in my head that I'm thinking of right now.
If you can guess what it is, you'll get rep.

Jonster
07-16-2004, 01:25 PM
P.S. It would be nice if they included a way for it to read your CAW's from the previous games.
It's annoying making them all over again.

DS
07-16-2004, 01:49 PM
I just got a email to sign up for the beta test program. :D If so I will provide all info that I can.
Wait, it's online? :?:

Sephiroth
07-16-2004, 02:58 PM
Wait, it's online? :?:

Dunno...i hope so.

DS
07-16-2004, 03:33 PM
If he got a beta sign up, it has to be.

tucsonspeed6
07-16-2004, 06:19 PM
THe one before "Here comes the Pain" had better create a wrestlers than HCTP did. I made so many characters....Among them: all sorts of Dragonball Z characters (Krillin, Piccolo, Vegita, etc.) Spiderman (Who looked dead on btw), and others that I can't even remember anymore. HTCP forced me to use real wrestlers, which is ok, but I love to make my own and nothing on it interested me.

Sephiroth
07-16-2004, 06:26 PM
THe one before "Here comes the Pain" had better create a wrestlers than HCTP did. I made so many characters....Among them: all sorts of Dragonball Z characters (Krillin, Piccolo, Vegita, etc.) Spiderman (Who looked dead on btw), and others that I can't even remember anymore. HTCP forced me to use real wrestlers, which is ok, but I love to make my own and nothing on it interested me.

You can create Spiderman and the Dragonball Z characters.

Well i did...

Dark-Slicer Diago
07-16-2004, 07:20 PM
The next WWE game for Playstation 2 will have an online play feature.

credit - ProWrestlingScoops.com

Bo
07-16-2004, 07:31 PM
Im guessing that it is online. Maybe not but that would sure as hell rule. When and if I get it Ill let ya know for sure.

DS
07-16-2004, 09:23 PM
If he got a beta sign up, it has to be.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-16-2004, 10:23 PM
<font color=goldenrod>I hope they actually include the CAW Password system this time so I don't have to use long, effort-using, time-consuming formulas to make my wrestlers.</font> :mad:

loopydate
07-16-2004, 11:40 PM
I hope they actually include the CAW Password system this time so I don't have to use long, effort-using, time-consuming formulas to make my wrestlers. :mad:
That would be nice.

My high school friends and I (who have been scattered to the four winds by college and careers) always create ourselves in SmackDown games, then are forced to transcribe the formulas to send them around to each other via e-mail.

A password system would make it soooooo much easier to get everyone on the same page.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-17-2004, 12:10 AM
http://ps2.ign.com/articles/531/531051p1.html

<font color=goldenrod>New info.</font> :cool:

Dark-Slicer Diago
07-17-2004, 08:08 AM
Though THQ is going to reveal the majority of its feature set for WWE Smackdown! vs. RAW in the upcoming issue of PSM Magazine (yes, that's a plug for my boy Kaiser and crew), representatives for the Toy Headquarters revealed plenty of new information exclusively to IGN this afternoon. Namely, bits on the planned roster, an all-new match type, some graphical facts, and it even addressed the rumor of online play.


Online play, in fact, was the first order of business. As several IGN readers have reported to us that they have received Beta Test requests from Sony to participate in a Smackdown! vs. RAW Internet trial. And while there have been plenty of arguments among fans today as to whether or not this request is real, we can confirm that the emails are definitely legitimate.


"Sony has begun the online beta program for Smackdown! vs. RAW," said THQ's Head of Media Relations, Liz Pieri, in a comment to IGN earlier today. "But THQ has yet to announce online play as a confirmed feature in the game."
Now in the off chance that you don't speak videogame lingo or aren't familiar with the beta-testing process, an online beta test for Smackdown! vs. RAW doesn't necessarily confirm the feature 100%. Instead, it means that the company is looking into the possibility of adding it to the final game and is evaluating it to see if it works. If the online feature doesn't work exactly how the developers want it to, then it won't make it into the final game, could be scaled in terms of size, or be re-worked into something else entirely. Those possibilities are why THQ hasn't officially announced online play up to this point and still won't -- as even though the feature is now more likely going to happen than not, THQ is still not sure if it will make it all the way to the end of the development process (see Uru: Beyond of Myst for the PC as a good example of this).

http://ps2media.ign.com/ps2/image/article/531/531051/wwe-smackdown-vs-raw-20040716042750664.jpg

http://media.ps2.ign.com/media/670/670847/imgs_1.html
click here for more pics

But now it's time to move into the realm of what definitely will be in Smackdown! vs. RAW: The Parking Lot Brawl. Announced as the only new match type this year, the PLB is pretty much just what it sounds like; a specialty match that takes place in the parking lot behind the arena. While in this match, players will be able to interact with and destroy just about everything in the environment -- be it cars, trucks, limos, or whatever else happens to be hanging around. The level of destructibility of these objects is still being determined, but Product Manager Devin Knudsen did confirm that doors, hoods, and other similar pieces can all be smashed around like crazy -- which is a pretty promising start.

Knudsen also confirmed at least nine superstars who will make the final roster whose number is still not finalized. The nine confirmed grapplers are: John Cena, Randy Orton, Booker T, Ric Flair, Batista, Triple H, Chris Jericho, Rico, and Charlie Haas. Additionally, we learned that Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, and Eric Bischoff will also be in the game in a greater capacity than they were before. Whether or not that means that they'll be playable as active members of the roster or have a more prominent mode in career mode remains to be seen.

Finally, THQ touched on some of the more presentational aspects of Smackdown! vs. RAW and revealed that for the first time in the series' history, the game will receive all-new music for the menu screens and in-game wrestling matches (thank the heavens!). What makes this musical enhancement even more interesting, though, is the fact that it will boast licensed tracks from established industry stars. Who these bands or individual singers will be, however, have not yet be revealed.

Another new presentational tidbit that's sure to please fans is the fact thay all the transition screens from Smackdown! and RAW television programming (ie: the graphics used to illustrate championship matches, the 'tale of tape' versus screens, and similar pre and post-match visuals) has been included as well, and the championship belts can finally be used as a weapon during matches. Even better, is that in an effort to add even more realism, Yuke's has implanted a new blur filter effect for submission moves to illustrate the pain or grogginess associated with the pain (it's also possible that this effect will be used for powerful blows to the head as well, but THQ still hasn't finalized that yet).

Unfortunately, that's all we have for now. But it's definitely the most about Smackdown! vs. RAW that's been revealed so far. Before we go, though, be sure and click on our image above to view a handful of brand new screenshots taken from the most recent build. They're pretty sweet too, and illustrate the fact that Yuke's has increased each character's polygon count by 25%. Expect us to return with more on SvR in the coming weeks and look for a definite answer as to whether or not the online mode will stay by watching this space.

credit - ps2.ign.com

Hired Hitman
07-17-2004, 08:36 AM
That is a fair amount of info, thank you for the update.

I always say this about games I will get once they come out, but, This game is going to rule.

Mike the Metal Ed
07-17-2004, 11:47 AM
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Bo
07-17-2004, 12:02 PM
Booker T's face looks so real its scary.

Dark-Slicer Diago
07-17-2004, 12:24 PM
they all look so real

Sephiroth
07-17-2004, 02:13 PM
It sucks that they won't put in more new matches...I was hoping on: Burried Alive Match, Ambulance match and a few others, but still the game looks great.

loopydate
07-17-2004, 02:17 PM
That Evolution pick looks like it could be from WWE.com.

...although, Hunter's nose isn't quite big enough.

Sephiroth
07-17-2004, 02:24 PM
That Evolution pick looks like it could be from WWE.com.

...although, Hunter's nose isn't quite big enough.

:lol:...yeah true :D

DS
07-17-2004, 04:01 PM
Looks like they finally got the mapping of face pictures down. Looks amazing. It would be nice if they took a page out of the THUG playbook and let you map your face to your CAW. That would make every CAW be so much easier.

DaveWadding
07-17-2004, 04:19 PM
notice the picture of Lawler and JR...czech out what's happening in the ring :(

Moonspell
07-18-2004, 06:54 AM
I just noticed who was in the ring with Triple H... seems this game is all too real. :-\

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-18-2004, 12:45 PM
<font color=goldenrod>PSM Magazine - Issue 88 - September 2004, I'm just gonna paraphrase:

New things confirmed:

-Create a Belt is in
-Create a PPV is in (w/ title holders not even being linked to season mode so it won't ruin storylines)
-You get to choose between being a face or a heel before each match so you can perform specific moves during a match (faces can "hulk-up" and heels can cheat)
-Heels can argue with the ref and hold onto illegal moves for as long as they want
-Royal Rumble will be improved
-Charisma attribute decides how much more adrenaline you get when taunting.
-Submissions can be broken up.
-Interactive match beginnings (stare-downs etc.)
-Weight detection is improved and it affects all moves now, even finishers
-All characters will have real life voiceovers
-More interactive managers
-Belts can be used as weapons during title matches
-Challenges get you money (things like defeat 4 legends with 1 character or use 2 specials in a match, etc.)

Also, the following characters have been announced:

Big Show, Bubba Ray Dudley, D-Von Dudley, Chavo Guerrero, Eddie Guerrero, Kurt Angle, Scotty 2 Hotty, Rikishi (likely to be removed), Rey Mysterio, Mark Jindrak, RVD, Chris Benoit, Garrison Cade, Shawn Michaels, Chuck Palumbo, A-Train, Shelton Benjamin, Christian, Kane (old gear AND new gear), Tajiri, Rhyno, Matt Hardy, Trish Stratus, and Stacy Keibler

They will join the current roster of Chris Jericho, Booker T, Triple H, Batista, Randy Orton, Ric Flair, John Cena, Charlie Haas, and Rico

------------------------

This game will rule.</font> :drool:

Fryza
07-18-2004, 12:52 PM
The first two had my. Holy crap this game is going to be good.

The Mackem
07-18-2004, 12:58 PM
I might buy a PS2 when this comes out.

Sephiroth
07-18-2004, 01:03 PM
Oh dude! This game is so going to rule...also: Devil May Cry 3, GTA: San Andreas, Gran Turismo 4 :drool:

Disturbed316
07-18-2004, 02:49 PM
<font color=goldenrod>PSM Magazine - Issue 88 - September 2004, I'm just gonna paraphrase:

New things confirmed:

-Create a Belt is in*
-Create a PPV is in (w/ title holders not even being linked to season mode so it won't ruin storylines)*
-You get to choose between being a face or a heel before each match so you can perform specific moves during a match (faces can "hulk-up" and heels can cheat)
-Heels can argue with the ref and hold onto illegal moves for as long as they want
-Royal Rumble will be improved
-Charisma attribute decides how much more adrenaline you get when taunting.
-Submissions can be broken up.*
-Interactive match beginnings (stare-downs etc.)*
-Weight detection is improved and it affects all moves now, even finishers
-All characters will have real life voiceovers*
-More interactive managers
-Belts can be used as weapons during title matches
-Challenges get you money (things like defeat 4 legends with 1 character or use 2 specials in a match, etc.)

</font>

* = What they said about HCTP :-\

Although the prospect of that list is making me excited.

DS
07-18-2004, 02:53 PM
I hope they keep it all in this time. :( I remember getting so excited last time and some of the stuff got taken out.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-18-2004, 03:41 PM
<font color=goldenrod>I'm kind of surprised looking over the list of confirmed people.

They have jobbers like Cade, Palumbo, A-Train, Scotty, and Jindrak announced, yet bigger names like Edge, Eugene, JBL, Taker, Dupree etc. have yet to even be announced</font>

Marik Ishtar
07-18-2004, 08:08 PM
I wish they would add Buried Alive matches to the wrestling games.

DS
07-18-2004, 08:12 PM
I wish they would add Buried Alive matches to the wrestling games.
I second that. That and inferno matches are probably some of the most entertaining matches even if you botch moves constantly. If they made everything true to size and added the 3 cage match from WCW...with online...seriously, that game couldn't be touched.

Marik Ishtar
07-18-2004, 08:17 PM
The 3 cage match is awesome.

Fryza
07-18-2004, 08:20 PM
Create-A-Title > All matches ever.

Seriously, I've been wanting a that feature in a good game since playing WCW vs. The World..

DS
07-18-2004, 08:27 PM
Create-A-Title is great, don't get me wrong, but you have to have fun matches to defend the title in. Now, if that title was hanging in a cage that could barely fit two, supported by a cage full of weapons and a cage in which a ladder is needed just to get to the title...I would not let my PS2 turn off.

DS
07-18-2004, 08:29 PM
And if I could be doing that online...:drool:

Marik Ishtar
07-18-2004, 08:49 PM
That would be awesome doing that online. I would be online all the time then.

Fryza
07-18-2004, 08:55 PM
Create-A-Title is great, don't get me wrong, but you have to have fun matches to defend the title in. Now, if that title was hanging in a cage that could barely fit two, supported by a cage full of weapons and a cage in which a ladder is needed just to get to the title...I would not let my PS2 turn off.

I'm not into heavy gimmick stipulations. Single, Tag, Hardcore. That's about all I need. Something like the Triple Cell and Buried Alive are nice, but only when they aren't used a lot.

Marik Ishtar
07-18-2004, 11:22 PM
If u did Create-A-Title, what would be the name of the title?

KingofOldSchool
07-19-2004, 12:50 AM
Holy fuck those graphics rule.

When this game comes out I know who I'm using first in season mode...Mark Jindrak. :shifty:

Batsu
07-19-2004, 05:42 AM
Dammit. Weight detection on finishers?! They better at least do the No Mercy thing and have a backup plan....

Samurai_Star_Sailor
07-19-2004, 05:52 PM
Interview With THQ Regarding SmackDown! vs. Raw For PS2; More
Written by Andy Steven on July 19, 2004 at 15:00:08

Steven White of RingSideGames.com recently interviewed THQ regarding WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw for PS2. Below is a full recap of the interview.

RingSideGames.com: Hello, firstly I want to thank you for agreeing to give this interview.

THQ Spokesperson: No problem

RSG: Could you tell everyone a secret that we don't know yet?

THQ: Well, we will be including all the WWE Arenas from Vengeance 2003 right through to Bad Blood 2004

RSG: Are there any current Wrestlers that won't be in the Game?

THQ: Well anyone who is still competing on WWE TV in August will make the cut, and will be included in the game.

RSG: Even if someone new comes in?

THQ: Yes

RSG: That?s cool. Will each superstar have unique storylines in Season mode?

THQ: The storylines will be as unique as possible, however repetition is going to be unavoidable I?m afraid.

RSG: Fair enough. Will any legends be on the game and will Paul Bearer and Jeff Hardy be on the game?

THQ: There will be legends in the game this year. Paul Bearer isn?t in at the present time and Jeff Hardy will definitely not be in the game.

RSG: Yeh, he?s with TNA now I believe. Anyway, my next question is Will the Buried Alive, Casket, Ambulance or Inferno matches be on the game?

THQ: Well none of them have been included in what I?ve seen of the game, but hey you never know! As far as I know the new match this year is the Parking Lot Brawl.

RSG: Is that the only new match?

THQ: That?s the only one I know of.

RSG: OK, will you be able to use weapons more freely and in more ways?

THQ: Oh yes, we are working hard on this area this year. We are including new weapons such as when you?re defending a title, you can use the belt as a weapon!

RSG: Well, that is definitely realistic! Will you be able to rip music from the PS2 Hard Drive for entrances?

THQ: Nope.

RSG: Fair enough, Will there be a GM mode?

THQ: No there will not be. There will be the normal season mode however, and the authority figures will play a bigger part in the game.

RSG: Will Kane have his finger eleven theme?

THQ: Yes, he will

RSG: What legends will be in the game?

THQ: I cannot really tell you at the present time; however Andre the Giant looks hopeful!

RSG: Wow, that?s great news! We can have Andre vs. Big Show!

THQ: (Laughs)

RSG: Which divas will appear in the game?

THQ: All the current WWE ones up until August!

RSG: Will bra and panties be in this year?s game?

THQ: Of course!

RSG: Right that?s sold me the game!! (Laughs)

THQ: (Laughs)

RSG: Is Hulk Hogan in the game as a legend?

THQ: No he is not.

RSG: Are the original Entrance better than HCTP. I mean like do we still have those Micheal Jackson wannabes and the Spiderman entrance, or we have something that a normal wrestler would do?

THQ: I cannot really comment as Yukes are handling the CAW part of the game.

RSG: Alright, Do the WWE Divas Bleed?

THQ: No they won?t, only the male wrestlers will bleed.

RSG: Will the game feature more in depth story lines?

THQ: Yes, we are working closely with WWE writers to make it the best season mode on a WWE game yet!

RSG: That?s good news, HCTP got dreadfully repetitive! If the game is online what can we expect from the online mode?

THQ: It will be similar to the Fifa series, in which you can have matches against other players etc.

RSG: Looks like RingsideGames.com will be having an online tournament then! Will Mordecai be in the game?

THQ: Well, he is but we may be taking him out seeing as he is no longer on WWE TV at the moment.

RSG: Yeh, he is back in OVW at the moment.

THQ: Yup.

RSG: Will there be a good number of legends in the game?

THQ: We?re hoping to have around 12 in the final game.

RSG: Will King and JR be in this game and provide commentary?

THQ: They are in the game, but we probably will not have commentary again this year. It simply takes up too much space on the game.

RSG: Will Brock Lesnar's, Goldberg's, Austin's Moves, music, entrance and movies be in the game?

THQ: Only their moves.

RSG: Damn, will you be putting in the undertaker?s new entrance and his music and attire?

THQ: Yes we will be. He will be exactly as he is now.

RSG: (Laughs) Even with the cowboy hat?

THQ: (Laughs) Definitely with the cowboy hat!

RSG: How many pixels will this year?s game use for the Wrestlers?

THQ: Around 25% more than we used last year!

RSG: Amazing, I thought the graphics were great on HCTP! Like in DOR are you guys copyrighting music to play in the background of the game?

THQ: Yes we are, we want to have our own music this year!

RSG: Like in GTA: San Andreas, will the Season Mode be more realistic...Like they will have to Eat and work out if they don't want to lose energy or power?

THQ: No we won?t have that feature in the game. Sorry!

RSG: No probs man! Will the Elimination chamber be in the game this year?

THQ: Yes, all the matches from last year will. Anyway, can we make that the last question?

RSG: Sure thing dude, thanks for your time!

THQ: Alright, hope to speak to you again soon, bye!

Loose Cannon
07-19-2004, 06:33 PM
Dammit, you guys are fast. I'm providing you a link to the main page with this interview. Scroll all the way down and click on the link to apply to partake in an online beta test for the game.

http://www.tpww.net/headlines/1090276143.html

loopydate
07-19-2004, 07:55 PM
If u did Create-A-Title, what would be the name of the title?
Belty

Fryza
07-19-2004, 08:03 PM
RSG: Will the game feature more in depth story lines?

THQ: Yes, we are working closely with WWE writers to make it the best season mode on a WWE game yet!

Lovely, they're going to be retrogressing in this game..

Loose Cannon
07-19-2004, 08:06 PM
FK'n Online Rumble is going to be the shit if Online makes it. And it's pretty much confirmed that it is.

Marik Ishtar
07-19-2004, 08:12 PM
Belty

Would it be like a Heavyweight or Cruiserweight title? Does a wrestler have to be in a certain weight class or what?

Eunos
07-19-2004, 08:53 PM
Some features id like to see

For Create a Wrestler
They should have an outfit that you only wear for entrances and not wrestling in. E.G Edges long trenchcoat.

During Entrances.. If your the second one out... Then the other opponent should still be seen at Ringside.
They could be waiting outside the ring or be in the other corner.

These were just 2 ideas of mine.

Oh yeah and remove A-Train from the game.

His done Fuck all in the passed year.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-20-2004, 12:34 AM
<font color=goldenrod>The PSM scans:</font>

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Loose Cannon
07-20-2004, 12:37 AM
so are we gonna have an ONLINE TPWW ROYAL RUMBLE or what? :yes:

DS
07-20-2004, 12:46 AM
I'm up for that.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-20-2004, 01:21 AM
so are we gonna have an ONLINE TPWW ROYAL RUMBLE or what? :yes:

<font color=goldenrod>Sadly, I won't be able to participate due to my lack of a PS2 Network Adapter. Fucking broke-ness.</font> :(

The Fugitive
07-20-2004, 02:44 AM
Maybe I missed this somewhere in the 5 pages, but the only thing I would like changed about the game is the ref's countering system. That makes me scream.

Apart from that, this looks like another good game. The only thing that leaves me wondering is, if they have Eugene in this game, what will his finishing moves be? Maybe L1 could do a random move and L1+any direction would result in Eugene stealing the opponent's move?

DaveWadding
07-20-2004, 03:41 AM
I'm in the TPWW online Rumble thing, fuggas.

DS
07-20-2004, 03:42 AM
If we are able to use CAWs online, I would probably lose due to my waterfilled eyes blocking my view.

Transplant
07-20-2004, 03:43 AM
Man, I gotta get me a Network Adapter for this thing. I swear I'll kick all of your asses.

Create-a-Belt looks pretty good.

Hired Hitman
07-20-2004, 08:58 AM
-You get to choose between being a face or a heel before each match so you can perform specific moves during a match (faces can "hulk-up" and heels can cheat)
-Heels can argue with the ref and hold onto illegal moves for as long as they want
-Royal Rumble will be improved



:eek: :eek: :eek:

GOD DAMMIT, I must get GTA and Smackdown This year :eek: *takes a chill pill*


THQ: Yes we will be. He will be exactly as he is now.

RSG: (Laughs) Even with the cowboy hat?

THQ: (Laughs) Definitely with the cowboy hat!

:D!

Sephiroth
07-20-2004, 10:24 AM
Yeah...what he said ^ :love:

loopydate
07-20-2004, 02:38 PM
Some features id like to see

For Create a Wrestler
They should have an outfit that you only wear for entrances and not wrestling in. E.G Edges long trenchcoat.
You can do that in HCTP. I doubt they'll remove that for SVR.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-20-2004, 02:42 PM
<font color=goldenrod>So, anyone else pre-order this thing yet?</font> :shifty:

DS
07-20-2004, 03:04 PM
I didn't preorder HCTP and the videostore near me had a lot the first day. I'm betting it will be the same with this.

Sephiroth
07-20-2004, 03:20 PM
I didn't preorder HCTP and the videostore near me had a lot the first day. I'm betting it will be the same with this.

Yeah and it's not coming untill the 9th of November.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-20-2004, 03:53 PM
Yeah and it's not coming untill the 9th of November.

<font color=goldenrod>As far as I know it's slated for an October release as usual.</font>

Disturbed316
07-20-2004, 06:24 PM
Ok, reading that article from the magazine made me want this even more now. Cant wait for IGN's Smackdown Countdown to start up again.

Sephiroth
07-21-2004, 04:37 AM
<font color=goldenrod>As far as I know it's slated for an October release as usual.</font>

:D hmm...on ign.com they say November, but i heard something about October too..any way it's a game i have got to own.

DaveWadding
07-21-2004, 05:01 AM
:D hmm...on ign.com they say November, but i heard something about October too..any way it's a game i have got to own.
Stop reading IGN Holland.

Sephiroth
07-21-2004, 06:02 AM
Stop reading IGN Holland.

lol, IGN Holland?? If there is a IGN Holland i wouldn't be able to read a word.

Sephiroth
07-21-2004, 10:10 AM
Btw, i didnt know the September issue of PSM was already in stores.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-21-2004, 12:53 PM
Cover Scan

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Joe Kerr
07-21-2004, 01:22 PM
I have the game on reserve for October release..Any word on the full roster yet? I heard that the Undertaker isnt in it. Im not sure if that meant the New taker or if he is just flat out not in it.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-21-2004, 01:36 PM
<font color=goldenrod>I'm kinda nervous. They said right in that article that the roster consists of 45 current wrestlers. I hope they meant that they will be adding more, especially since HCTP had nearly 60 current wrestlers in it.</font>

Sephiroth
07-21-2004, 01:54 PM
<font color=goldenrod>I'm kinda nervous. They said right in that article that the roster consists of 45 current wrestlers. I hope they meant that they will be adding more, especially since HCTP had nearly 60 current wrestlers in it.</font>

I know about the scans...:( it sucks that i ain't backhome, overhere they won't get the september issue untill August 11th :rant:

loopydate
07-21-2004, 03:03 PM
EBGames.com lists the shipping date as 11/15/04.

The user comments for it are hilarious.

Sephiroth
07-21-2004, 03:15 PM
EBGames.com lists the shipping date as 11/15/04.

The user comments for it are hilarious.

11/15/04...olright i am confused.

Joe Kerr
07-21-2004, 03:26 PM
11/15/04...olright i am confused.


I know considering I put it on Reserve at Gamestop and the release date is in October....this was just 2 weeks ago.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-21-2004, 03:29 PM
<font color=goldenrod>According to Gamestop.com, it comes out on October 15th.</font>

Dark-Slicer Diago
07-21-2004, 03:34 PM
both IGN (November 9) and Gamespot (October 15) have been proving to tell the truth on dates for when games are released but I would trust IGN with the November 9 date

DS
07-21-2004, 04:46 PM
I would expect the October 15 date. Better be at least. If GTA comes out November there is no way I could play both at the same time.

sadio8
07-21-2004, 09:57 PM
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Shaggy
07-21-2004, 11:16 PM
Alright I have a quick question for anyone that has been looking up the online features for this game. Word is that it will be online and that testing is going on right now.

My question to yall is what will be online about it? Will it just be single matches online or will you get to do Royal Rumbles with 29 other people. I think the Rumble thing would be great. If the game has that then I need to get my online adapter right now.

Thanks

DS
07-21-2004, 11:19 PM
I think all the match types will be online, just the story mode would be single. If they did the story mode online, that would be nice. Elimination Chamber matches online are going to be great.

Loose Cannon
07-21-2004, 11:20 PM
Well, I'm hoping it's the Rumble or like Elimination Chamber. You know, the multi-player stuff with like 6 people. That would rule all.

#BrotherVito DELETED
07-22-2004, 04:05 PM
<font color=goldenrod>85 days left</font> :mad:

Dark-Slicer Diago
07-22-2004, 07:01 PM
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DS
07-22-2004, 10:45 PM
The screen is a lot sleeker then the past games. Looks really nice.

Dorkchop
07-23-2004, 12:26 AM
I think I just blew my load.

The Fugitive
07-23-2004, 02:36 AM
I hope they aren't serious about reducing the number of Smackdowns able to be stored to 3.

DS
07-23-2004, 02:50 AM
I think it would be better that way.

The Ravishing One
07-23-2004, 05:31 AM
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Disturbed316
07-23-2004, 09:02 AM
Nice X's

Disturbed316
07-23-2004, 09:07 AM
K just went to the actual site and saw them. Looks pretty decent. Got Old School Kane outfit in, so they better have the 97-99 Version of Undertaker in too.

RKO still them same as HCTP, which was shit.

Also, at the moment, when you do you finisher a massive Smackdown vs Raw comes up on screen. Thats gonna be anoying.

Loose Cannon
07-23-2004, 11:15 AM
I hope they fix the RKO if it's still the same. They should make a whole sequence where he goes behind the opponent and does that "Come on" thing and then the opponent turns around and BAM RKO RKO RKO. That's how the comentator should call it too.

tucsonspeed6
07-23-2004, 02:38 PM
The comentators won't be on this game either. They said that there wasn't enough room for them.

Loose Cannon
07-23-2004, 03:19 PM
oh, I think I confused it with another game. Probably Showdown. Whoops. Guess I'll have to be calling "RKO RKO RKO" myself then :D

The Ravishing One
07-23-2004, 04:06 PM
Is there a Showdown thread?

Disturbed316
07-23-2004, 06:05 PM
Is there a Showdown thread?

http://www.tpww.net/forums/showthread.php?t=15872

Mike the Metal Ed
07-23-2004, 06:15 PM
The comentators won't be on this game either. They said that there wasn't enough room for them.
I watched a SvR clip on the PSW DVD and it had commentary by Tazz and Michael Cole.

DS
07-23-2004, 08:18 PM
They are doing voice overs for all the wrestlers so I don't see what's stopping them from commentary. They don't seem to use that much of the CDs. They need to switch to DVD or even better Dual Layer.

KingofOldSchool
07-23-2004, 11:29 PM
I heard that the Undertaker isnt in it. Im not sure if that meant the New taker or if he is just flat out not in it.

Well your sources are old and useless.

Hired Hitman
07-23-2004, 11:48 PM
Oh yeah, they WONT include the undertaker... What the hell, he's one of the major focuses on Smackdown :|

Mike the Metal Ed
07-23-2004, 11:49 PM
They are doing voice overs for all the wrestlers so I don't see what's stopping them from commentary. They don't seem to use that much of the CDs. They need to switch to DVD or even better Dual Layer.
HCTP was on a 4GB DVD.

DS
07-24-2004, 12:04 AM
Well they need to move to Dual Layer then. 4 GB is nice but nothing like 8 would be.

Mike the Metal Ed
07-24-2004, 12:06 AM
Can they do dual layer game DVDs? I thought it was only for Video DVDs.

Joe Kerr
07-24-2004, 12:08 AM
Well your sources are old and useless.

much like your mom

oh snap a third grad "your mom" joke

Joe Kerr
07-24-2004, 12:15 AM
Oh yeah, they WONT include the undertaker... What the hell, he's one of the major focuses on Smackdown :|



Watch that Kingofoldschool doesnt read that you lose credit verifying my post...


Anyway has a roster been put up yet? I wanna know whos been cut and what worthless wrestlers they put in that ill never play as.

DS
07-24-2004, 12:51 AM
They said that everyone that was on TV by the time they get done will be in the game. Count them up.

GTA: SA is on a Dual Layer already because they have filled up the entire DVD originally.

Joe Kerr
07-24-2004, 10:27 AM
They said that everyone that was on TV by the time they get done will be in the game. Count them up.

GTA: SA is on a Dual Layer already because they have filled up the entire DVD originally.



so then there will be about 10 from Raw and Smackdown :-\ It woud be great if the whole roster for each show is in the game. I wonder if Mordecai will make the cut. And since Vince was just on smackdown does that give them enough reason to add him back in.

Hired Hitman
07-24-2004, 01:37 PM
He's the owner... he ahs always been in the games :D

But you never know.

Disturbed316
07-26-2004, 10:50 AM
Ok, I'm abit confussed by the purpose of this whole 'Heel/Face' meter. What exactly does it do?

Sephiroth
07-26-2004, 01:45 PM
Ok, I'm abit confussed by the purpose of this whole 'Heel/Face' meter. What exactly does it do?

Don't know about the face thing, but the Heels can hold submission moves longer they can distract the ref and etc, the standard heel thing actually.