THQ has recently announced the full launch of their online portal for WWE video games at wwe.thq.com/, as well as their official community website for their latest title, WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011, at community.smackdownvsraw.com. Together, the two sites will host a variety of new and interesting features, including an exclusive blog written by current United States Champion and Money In The Bank winner The Miz, a “Create-a-Superstar” application, and more regular features, such as the official forum and, of course, the latest WWE video game content.
To help fans show their true colors and support some of their favorite Superstars, THQ has also unveiled a selection of WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 items for Xbox LIVE Avatars, both male and female alike. Outfits include attire based on those worn to the ring by D-Generation X (Shawn Michaels, specifically), the Undertaker, John Cena, and Edge. DX, Cena, and ‘Taker each also have their own hats available, too, though the DX version is unfortunately not Shawn’s trademark cowboy hat. Maybe somewhere down the line, if THQ is reading this.
“The Viper” Randy Orton isn’t left out, though his is relegated to a simple t-shirt. There is also another shirt with the WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 logo, for those who may not want to throw in with any particular Superstar, but still show their support of WWE.
If Lucha Libre is more your thing, then you’ll be happy to know that two-time former World Champion Rey Mysterio will have a purple version of his famous mask available as well.
And, of course, one has to accessorize. For that, THQ offers up D-Generation X glowsticks, a WWE “Spinner” Championship Belt (no word on if it actually spins), and… God help us all, your very own Hornswoggle, aka “that midget/leprechaun,” as an “Animated WWE Superstar.” There’s no telling what mischief he might cause on your Dashboard, but it’s advised that you hide the female Avatars.
So far, there is no word on pricing (they’ll probably be comparable to other items in the Avatar Store), but you can check out all of these options in the gallery below.
Finally, if you’ve not been keeping up with what the 2011 iteration of the game will bring, here is an excerpt from a recent article on WWE.com:
In WWE Universe Mode, a new addition to the franchise, gameplay scenarios will change based on player decisions, allowing for new rivalries, alliances, championship matches and more spontaneous WWE action in and out of the ring.
Additionally, the popular, story-driven Road to WrestleMania® mode will return with significant updates and new storylines, including the ability to freely roam through locker room areas, select opponents, break into impromptu matches and fulfill destinies based on player choices.
For many, many more details, be sure to check out our previous coverage, which details the currently-known roster, DLC, and much more.