``WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth'' Ships For PlayStation 2; Next Installment in SmackDown! Series Backed By Multi-Million Dollar Marketing Campaign.
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THQ Theater Headquarters (R)Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI) and JAKKS Pacific JAKKS Pacific, Inc. NASDAQ: JAKK is is a multi-brand company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and consumer products and is based in Malibu, California. Its product categories include action figures, art activity kits, stationery, writing instruments, performance , Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) today announced the North American North American
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WWE Well Woman Exam ) licensed video game, "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth (Exciting Pro Wrestling 4 in Japan) is a professional wrestling video game released on the PlayStation 2 console by THQ and developed by YUKE's Future Media Creators. " for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system. Created exclusively for PlayStation 2 by Yuke's Co., Ltd. of Japan, "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth" is the next installment in one of the most successful videogame franchises of all time. World Wrestling Entertainment licensed videogames have sold more than $300 million in the U.S. since 1999. "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth" is now available at major retail outlets nationwide.
"'WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth' is the definitive wrestling title for PlayStation 2, loaded with thousands of moves, the most in-depth story mode ever, authentic entrances and new Superstars like The Next Big Thing, Brock Lesner(TM), Booker T(TM) and the legendary Hollywood Hulk Hogan Terrence Gene Bollea (born August 11, 1953), better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, is an American actor, former rock bassist and professional wrestler. He currently stars on the VH1 reality show Hogan Knows Best and will be the new host of (TM)," said Phillip Holt, vice president, product development, THQ. "'WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth' is one of the most highly anticipated PlayStation 2 games This is a list of about 1700 games for the Sony PlayStation 2 video game system, both released and unreleased, organized alphabetically by name. This list is based on the English titles of the games. See Lists of video games for related lists. this holiday season."
"The `WWE SmackDown!' titles for PlayStation and PlayStation 2 have been top sellers for WWE, JAKKS and THQ, and we expect `WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth' to be no exception," said Nelo Lucich, Director of Interactive, JAKKS Pacific. "We're thrilled to add the title to our roster of hot toys for the 2002 holiday season."
Marketing highlights for "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth" include:
-- National television campaign on FOX, UPN, NBC, TNN, MTV, FX, G4, WB, TBS, E!, Comedy Central and other major networks -- Print campaign across major videogame and World Wrestling Entertainment publications -- Exclusive Fleer trading card gift with purchase program at KBtoys -- Exclusive WWE Diva poster gift with purchase at Circuit City -- National point of purchase program including posters, oversized boxes, banners, floor graphics, and in-store commercials at game retailers -- Coverage on WWE.com (www.wwe.com), as well as the official "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth" web site, hosted by THQ.com -- Considered one of the top ten most wanted video games for the 2002 holiday selling season according to a recent survey of top retailers conducted at PlayDate 2002 -- Number two most requested game on GameSpot.com for any platform -- Number five most requested game for the month of November on IGN.com
About "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth"
"WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth" boasts the most robust and in-depth Season mode ever with an all-new draft feature that allows players to choose from more than 55 WWE Superstars including Booker T, Rob Van Dam Robert Alexander Szatkowski (born December 18, 1970 in Battle Creek, Michigan) better known by his ring name Rob Van Dam, is currently an inactive American professional wrestler. (TM) and Hollywood Hulk Hogan. The Season mode also includes multiple character paths that follow the most exciting events from the last year of WWE programming. Seventeen photo-realistic backstage environments allow gamers to take the action backstage in areas that are full of interactive weapons and destructible de·struc·ti·ble
Breakable or easily destroyed: destructible glassware.
de·struc items. "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth" features an enhanced multiplayer option that utilizes two multi-tap controllers allowing six players in the ring at once. The Create-A-Superstar mode in "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth" is the deepest yet, with a brand new morphing system that gives gamers the ability to freelance facial features Facial Features
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the condition of having an upper jaw that protrudes beyond the plane of the face. — gnathic, adj. , life-like tattoo/lettering and customizable animations as well as specific stances.
For more information about the THQ/JAKKS Pacific World Wrestling Entertainment videogame franchise including "WWE SmackDown! Shut Your Mouth" for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the rest of THQ's 2002 holiday line-up, visit www.thq.com.
About World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc.
World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: WWE) is an integrated media and entertainment company headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of , Los Angeles Los Angeles (lôs ăn`jələs, lŏs, ăn`jəlēz'), city (1990 pop. 3,485,398), seat of Los Angeles co., S Calif.; inc. 1850. , Toronto and London. Additional information on the company can be found at wwe.com and corporate.wwe.com. Information on television ratings Television ratings may refer to:
About JAKKS Pacific
JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (Nasdaq: JAKK) is a multi-brand company that designs and markets a broad range of toys and leisure products. The product categories include: Action Figures, Arts & Crafts Activity Kits, Stationery, Writing Instruments, Performance Kites, Water Toys, Sports Activity Toys, Vehicles, Infant/Pre-School, Plush and Dolls. The products are sold under various brand names including Flying Colors(R), Road Champs(R), Remco(R), Child Guidance(R), Pentech(R), Toymax(R), Funnoodle(R), Laser Challenge(TM) and Go Fly a Kite(TM). The Company also participates in a joint venture with THQ Inc. that has exclusive worldwide rights to publish and market World Wrestling Entertainment(TM) video games. For further information, visit www.jakkspacific.com.
THQ Inc. is a leading, worldwide developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms including PC CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
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