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Exclusive WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 Downloadable Content Coming to PSN in January

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We at THQ have some great news for all of the PlayStation Blog readers out there. For the first time, the world’s leading fighting franchise will offer downloadable content starting in January 2009. Owners of SmackDown vs Raw 2009 will be able to download updated costumes and even new playable Superstars on their PS3 through PlayStation Network. SVR09 is already chalk full of new features such as the all-new Tag-Team Gameplay, the Create-A-Finisher mode, an all-new Highlight Reel mode and the first ever tag-team storyline. Not to mention, the 100+ match types and updated roster of over 60 playable characters. However, we didn’t feel that was enough. We are proud to announce the first roster update pack for the SmackDown vs Raw franchise. Check out the details for the first download pack below:

Roster Update Pack 1
Available for PS3
Price: $4.99

  • Evan Bourne – playable Superstar
  • Ted DiBiase – playable Superstar
  • Charlie Haas – playable Superstar
  • Chris Jericho – alternate attire
  • Kelly Kelly – holiday costume (EXCLUSIVELY ON PS3)
  • Maria Santa – holiday costume (EXCLUSIVELY ON PS3)
  • Masked Kane – alternate attire (EXCLUSIVELY ON PS3)
  • MVP – alternate attire (EXCLUSIVELY ON PS3)
  • Edge – alternate attire (EXCLUSIVELY ON PS3)

For more information and images, please visit http://www.wwe.com/inside/news/sdvsraw09/dlc/
You can also view updated trailers, screens, rosters, features and more for SVR09 by going to www.smackdownvsraw.com

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Money1 said:

December 22nd, 12:17 pm

don’t have the game, stopped playing wwegames after 07…but masked kane…ahhh the mmemories

saintfighteraqua said:

December 22nd, 12:17 pm

I wasn’t gonna get this game, but if you are doing DLC, how can I not?
PS3 deserves your support, thank you.
If you support the PS3, I’ll support you.

Mexico619 said:

December 22nd, 12:19 pm

sweet i been waiting for this to be announced!! i can’t wait to buy this!

Faceless_Shaman said:

December 22nd, 12:26 pm

I like the new tag team mode alot. More charaters is alwaya good in my book.

schwaa said:

December 22nd, 12:28 pm

Not really into wrestling that much anymore, but I commend you for giving PS3 fans exclusive DLC. Might grab it if I get some extra $.

Thorpe said:

December 22nd, 12:43 pm

Does this game have trophies?

mikeja72 said:

December 22nd, 12:44 pm

So…
360 gets the exclusive GTA downloadable content the Lost and the Damned

PS3 gets santa costume DLC for wrestling ring girls(in January no less)?

Some things aren’t even worth mentioning Sony. :-)

EvoAnubis said:

December 22nd, 12:47 pm

DLC? How’s about you guys worry about fixing the lag-fest that is online play before you try to get more money out of me, mmm-kay?

mikeja72 said:

December 22nd, 12:49 pm

Actually didn’t see there was other alternate costumes for wrestlers. Still not interested in wrestling, but its not just past-relevant holiday costumes so I’ll correct myself. :-)

Netweb said:

December 22nd, 12:55 pm

HEY!!!! TIME TO PLAY A GAME !! :D

Fersis said:

December 22nd, 1:08 pm

EDGE best current heel. :D

Jedi_webslinger said:

December 22nd, 1:25 pm

nothing says happy holidays as much as Masked Kane throwing someone out of the ring! :) I’ll probably get this game… i haven’t played a wwe game on a new gen system.

womfalcs3 said:

December 22nd, 1:25 pm

Masked Kane is the only Kane to me.

Lieutenant said:

December 22nd, 1:42 pm

Keep on milking that brand, THQ. Vince will be proud.
These chars should have been on the disc in the first place

gamestopper08 said:

December 22nd, 2:02 pm

I will buy this game if they will patch trophies

Delriach said:

December 22nd, 2:04 pm

It’d be nice of you guys fixed the gamebreaking glitches that are abused online.

You guys might want to balance up the gameplay too. Maybe also make it so you can’t just mash R2 to counter 80% of the time.

Delriach said:

December 22nd, 2:09 pm

here’s an example of one of those said glitches I mentioned

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vxNrMjtwyU

Delriach said:

December 22nd, 2:18 pm

The glitch is at 1:31 into the video(sorry for the triple post :P)

OLy said:

December 22nd, 2:20 pm

Lol Does anyone even play this game?

ShadowBlade said:

December 22nd, 2:31 pm

My cousin was wondering if you guys are going to add 6 man Elimination tornado Tag. Because we love playing that.

kmac0378 said:

December 22nd, 2:42 pm

@7 – Geesh. You’re like an angry girlfriend that can’t move on. Might I suggest downloading this DLC and smacking some folding chairs to release that pent up anger? Or growing up? The choice is yours (*whipers* folding chairs are more fun).

stuna1 said:

December 22nd, 2:46 pm

That’s the way to do it up, Now if only you would stop m$ from snagging the good DLC exclusives. Just keep it moving, and we’ll get there yet?

KillerInst said:

December 22nd, 3:52 pm

Sounds great, having recently picked this game up for £19.95 (the special collectors edition) yeah ill add some funds to my network wallet and buy the DLC

vandam said:

December 22nd, 4:02 pm

About time (they should have done thing long ago) might have to go buy this one.. As if I wasn’t broke all ready… To many good games LOL I just started saving for killzone 2… :D

SDkngsht said:

December 22nd, 4:05 pm

not really into wrestling but it’s good to see Sony getting back into the exclusives race.

it just feels good as a PS3 owner to know we’re the only ones with something. lol. completely selfish and childish maybe (haha we have it you don’t) but who cares.

i love the fact that only fellow PS3 owners can get Motorstorm, MGS4, LBP, Killzone, Buzz, Resistance etc. and they’re all INCREDIBLE games.

ftwrthtx said:

December 22nd, 4:11 pm

Sounds cool. Thanks for the info

TheL1T1G4T0R said:

December 23rd, 1:58 am

Yeah I bought it at Best Buy too for $34.99. I almost picked up the TNA Game over this one.

I saw the DLC being pushed and hoped that they would be patching in trophies for the game.

It seems like a no brainer if they really wanted to succeed on the PS3.

StudA said:

December 23rd, 4:46 am

What The Hell Man What About PSP??? you can’t download them to the PSP, That’s Not Cool

sinkaz said:

December 23rd, 6:34 am

just a couple of questions, is there a specific date in january for the dlc ? also what other playable characters are you thinking of making and how many packages will there be ? you have got to consider the following, the brian kendrick’ vladimir kozlov’ manu’ r truth’ ezekial jackson’ jack swagger. now i would pay good money for them. love the knew jericho attire too. why is his entrance music not the same ?

DarkDevil-06 said:

December 24th, 2:43 am

SONY has told in a news byself

“Nothing is forever exclusive”

so this news is very LOL for me

m_poehler said:

December 29th, 7:16 pm

How about some Legends… Sure Evan Bourne is a great addition but that’s about it… I would like to see some Legends like Mr. Perfect, Bret Hart, The Rock, Stone Cold and how about even Owen Hart….

atkinson1717 said:

December 30th, 12:56 am

this is great the fact that we get more superstars but instead of ted dibiase who is a legend and i thought legends werent on the game because of the legends of wrestlemania coming out what about vladamir kozlov he is currently one of the dominant superstars and he isnt on the game

arthasknight said:

December 30th, 3:36 pm

The Ted DiBiase in the DLC is the legend Ted DiBiase’s son, not the legend himself. They just left the “Jr.” off the end of his name.

lol Kozlov.

Mmathisen said:

January 2nd, 7:12 am

Am I stupid or? Can’t where to download the update. I see it’s coming in January, but people talks like they’ve allready tried it?

Mmathisen said:

January 3rd, 7:57 am

They should do a little update on both Jeff Hardy(his facepainting) and Batistas haircut, The Animal look ten times cooler when he’s bald:-)

imbektus said:

January 4th, 8:13 am

i have been a big fan of SVR series and i would like to request (i do hope..:p) that bret hart,stone cold, the rock, eddie guerrero,the ultimate warrior and owen hart? be included in the DLC pack next time…(creating them in CAW seems awkward..and would open more wrestlers i like to create in CAW)also how about the movesets of chris benoit and hulk hogan?of ultimate warrior?

please please THQ management!!!!!!
make my dream come true…im a diehard SVR fan..please grant my wish…

next DLC pack..

WRESTLERS – (legends)the rock, stone cold, hollywood hogan, eddie guerrero, ultimate warrior..owen hart and bret hart…

(it would be enough if you include bret hart and hollywood hogan..they are so hard to create on CAW) please, please…

others needed must be, vladimir kozlov, r-truth, jack swagger, ricky ortiz..gregory helms..(existing wrestlers)

MOVESETS-chris benoit and hollywood hogan..(they cant be created in CAF)

ENTRANCES – brock lesnar,..goldberg (very unique entrances, cant be made with CAE)

*please please! this is my chance to complete my dream SVR roster..please..thanks THQ!

imbektus said:

January 4th, 8:16 am

i have been a big fan of SVR series and i would like to request (i do hope..:p) that bret hart,stone cold, the rock, eddie guerrero,the ultimate warrior and owen hart? be included in the DLC pack next time…(creating them in CAW seems awkward..and would open more wrestlers i like to create in CAW)also how about the movesets of chris benoit and hulk hogan?of ultimate warrior?

please please THQ management!!!!!!
make my dream come true…im a diehard SVR fan..please grant my wish…

next DLC pack..

WRESTLERS – (legends)the rock, stone cold, hollywood hogan, eddie guerrero, ultimate warrior..owen hart and bret hart…

(it would be enough if you include bret hart, ultimate warrior, legion of doom and hollywood hogan..they are so hard to create on CAW) please, please…

others needed must be, vladimir kozlov, r-truth, jack swagger, ricky ortiz..gregory helms,the brian kendrick..(existing wrestlers)

MOVESETS-chris benoit and hollywood hogan, ultimate warrior..(they cant be created in CAF)

ENTRANCES – brock lesnar,..goldberg (very unique entrances, cant be made with CAE)

*please please! this is my chance to complete my dream SVR roster..please..thanks THQ!

cool2004 said:

January 4th, 9:00 am

hi any 1 know when this will be coming to people in the uk

Mmathisen said:

January 5th, 8:00 am

To update some of the wishes, that I hope THQ can fix:

Updates:
Jeff Hardy(2. attire: facepainting)
Batista(haircut, much cooler when he’s bald)

New Superstars and Legends:
Hollywood Hogan
Vladimir Kozlov
R-Truth
Jack Swagger
Ricky Ortiz
Gregory Helms
Brian Kendrick
Brock Lesnar
Bill Goldberg
Steve Austin
Chris Benoit
The Rock
Eddie Guerrero
Owen Hart
Ezekial Jackson

If people have wishes they could use this and just fill in the one they want. And later I or some others can get contact with THQ so they mayby can do something about it.

NeCrom-X said:

January 5th, 9:55 am

Firepro needs to make a comeback and in 3d it would kill any wwe wrestling game. Even FirePro Returns is better than this garbage even with firepro’s PS2 graphics.

cool2004 said:

January 5th, 5:43 pm

any one know when its coming to uk please any one

arod121175 said:

January 6th, 8:24 am

-Does anyone know the offical date we can get these new add-on?
– no legends will be out for this games b/c of the new game coming in march most likely
– I would like to see the kozlov, Shane O mac, Sim suka, Manu, R- Truth and Ezekial Jackson

carlitozway said:

January 7th, 9:07 am

does anybody kno when in january u can start to download in svr 2009

cool2004 said:

January 7th, 4:00 pm

for usa its jan 9th
does anyone know when it will be for me in the uk england

unforgiveneh said:

January 8th, 1:58 pm

As much as I agree with you guys, (about Benoit) I highly doubt you will be seeing him or his moves in a WWE title any time soon. I would be shocked if he appeared in the legends of Wrestlemania title considering how the WWE organization treated the entire Benoit situation like the plague. A shame really because the crossface is my favorite submission move.

Mmathisen said:

January 8th, 2:39 pm

I have a question about some of the Superstars i WWE. What’s happend with stars like; Bobby Lashley, Hardcore Holly, Elijah Burke? Haven’t seen them in any of the WWE matches this year(also thinking of 2008).

unforgiveneh said:

January 9th, 1:58 pm

Can’t speak about Hardcore Holly, but Bobby Lashley quit and is pursuing a career in mixed martial arts, and Elijah Burke I believe was released.

Mmathisen said:

January 14th, 8:11 am

When does it comes out in Europe?

cool2004 said:

January 14th, 12:20 pm

when does it come out in england

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