WWE ready to rumble on Wii, DS

THQ confirms plans to bring wrestling franchise to Nintendo's systems, reaffirms first PS3 installment in series is on the way.

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Traditionally, THQ hasn't been shy about spreading its WWE-licensed games around to different platforms. The company has made games based on the professional wrestling company's in-ring offerings for the PlayStation 2, the N-Gage, and everything in between.

However, 2006 was a fairly light year for the company's WWE license because its only major offering was WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2007 for the PS2, PlayStation Portable, and Xbox 360. A PlayStation 3 version had been announced but was later canceled because THQ said the series would debut on Sony's next-generation system in late '07.

The PS3 isn't the only system looking forward to its first WWE game because THQ confirmed plans to step into the ring on the Wii and DS. In an investor conference call, the publisher said it would be releasing WWE products on Nintendo's latest systems sometime in its next fiscal year, which runs from April 2007 through March 2008.

There was no indication if the Nintendo games would fall under the SmackDown! vs. RAW banner, or if they would be separate series, as was done with WWE titles on the GameCube and Game Boy Advance.

Discussion

139 comments
nypdshoe
nypdshoe

I think the wrestling games should be like the Nintendo 64,with the same royal rumble style but as the superstars run down to the ring it could be displayed on one of the screens while the action on the other screen doesn't stop

Nicksta101
Nicksta101

If you want the real schbang, get it on X360 or PS2/PSP.

reymysteriofan6
reymysteriofan6

i already have it , it is the most wicked wrestling game in the history of games

Nicksta101
Nicksta101

I'm afraid to say that Nintendo is...full of crap. Smackdown! will be terrible on the DS and Wii, you'll waste ya money.

bigt1829
bigt1829

sounds good but it might be crap it's see

donster0monster
donster0monster

that would be cool if you could draw weapons for your character on DS...i like the wii...but the game will prolly suck with its controller set up.

busterburg91
busterburg91

Holy crap... thats awesome, i dont care if its gonna suck, it's friggin sweet.

nu-animal
nu-animal

Hopefully the Wii version will play just as well as the PS2 versions have. I'm still haunted by the GameCube versions of WretleMainia...

FreddieGermany
FreddieGermany

Its good seeing more games come out for the wii. after gamecube failed nintendo is back

lightning_kf
lightning_kf

Improve some of the matches, reuse the Day of Reckoning control scheme, improvise some major additions to the CAW section cause the limitations is unbelievable. All that is needed and this game would be good for Wii.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

As I said before what is this doing in the PSP part of the site GAMESPOT!? Get it off! people come to this part of the site to read PSP news not News about it's competitors! SHEESH GET WITH THE PROGRAM!

weaponx178
weaponx178

This is great nintendo is dominating once more...can't wait for metroid, smash bros and mario galaxy...do it! Nintendo...do it now!

JTSMacDonald
JTSMacDonald

Better be like the N64 versions, NO Mercy, Wrestlemania 2000, wCw/nWo: World and the Virtual Pro Wrestling games.

Arley569
Arley569

Better be like Smackdown games not like gamecube ones

Bracamontes
Bracamontes

It seems pretty cool, let's see how it turns out:D

wenbin09
wenbin09

more improvement please!!

CerebralSin
CerebralSin

YES thats what i wanted from Wii a WWE game! YES!

gigabrowser12
gigabrowser12

wait,... FOR WII I"M IN ALL THE WAY! ( score )

Da_Meter
Da_Meter

I think it shouldn't come out on the DS it'll be a waste of money but on the Wii I think it'll be a big hit just one thing, don't make it under Smackdown vs. Raw series because I just don't think it'll be as good on the Wii as on the other systems. Although if they continued their Day of Reckoning series then that'd be good but that series needs some major improvement caused it kinda just flat out sucked.

jbeasly
jbeasly

Its about time they started developing for nintendos system. There wasnt even one for the Gamecube or the Wii for 2006 so its good to actually hear from the company because I was about to loose hope.

TKandPBC
TKandPBC

"The Wii is getting more and more 3rd party support." In a way yes and in a way no. EVERY console last gen had a series of WWE titles. THQ isn't showing any favorites AS OF YET, but instead is just continuing to bring the WWE to each console. What intrigues me is how they will use the motion sensor capabilities of the Wii.

pelon16
pelon16

its a waist of time for SvRo7 to release on ps3..its probably going to be exactly the same as on the ps3..

params7
params7

Ugh, guys, THQ is 'NOT' releasing SvR2007 on the Ps3 (the Ps3 can already run Ps2's version of SvR2007). SvR2008 will be debuting on Ps3, Xbox360 and PSP. Ps2 version is also a possibility.

thekey
thekey

The Wii is getting more and more 3rd party support.

thekey
thekey

SD vs Raw 07 on the PS3. What a joke. They should have just released SD vs RAW 08 on it instead. Its crap like this that makes me not willing to fork over $600 plus bucks for it. WASTE OF TIME, and MONEY. Anyways thats cool the Wii is getting it. Its a great game and with its sales it deserves it!!!

weaponx178
weaponx178

whats the point of releasing wwe 2007 on the ps3 sometime in the late 2007 when a new version of wwe always comes out like in november...

SM42
SM42

THQ...if you screw this up...I will slit your freakin' throats...................uh.......I mean.....please....make this good....please.....sirs.....

quain-chi
quain-chi

the ds games should just be the ones that where on the n64, best wrestling games ever!

johnedowney
johnedowney

I'm going to treat this the same way I treat airplane trips: hope for the best, but prepare for the worst.

DemonJD138
DemonJD138

Freakin' FINALLY! Now let's hope the DS game doesn't bring the suck like all the GB ones did. (Not to even mention early GB and Gamegear efforts by Acclaim.)

G-Unit1422
G-Unit1422

Let's see what they will come up with...i hope it will look awsome...like the PSP and PS2 versions :D !

roan23
roan23

Alright wrestling in DS going to be awesome :D

Shad_Zero
Shad_Zero

spectacular...for wii remote is going to be so great

SnuffDaddyNZ
SnuffDaddyNZ

The loading times on DS should be alright.

jacash3492
jacash3492

The Wii version would look sweet, but I never thought a WWE game would be on the DS.

Sparky-05
Sparky-05

Awsome ... they are going to be good.

Riorio99
Riorio99

two wrestling games on Wii! I just hope this does'nt suck like the wrestlemania games did.

Limonadi
Limonadi

amazing ! every devoloper loves wiiiiiiiiiiiiiii