First PS2 SmackDown! shots

THQ has released the first PlayStation 2 shots of WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 and in the process has confirmed two new superstars for the game's roster.

Before these two shots (hit the Images tab above to see them) appeared, the only screens available were generic next-gen shots designed to show off the incredible detail we should expect from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions.

These latest shots are slightly less glossy, but just as impressive; the skin textures aren't as authentic, and the arena's crowds aren't as populated, but they are certainly an improvement on last year's game.

The wrestlers in the shots are of course Booker T (aka King Booker) and Chris Benoit, who join Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio, Triple H and John Cena as the only WWE superstars to be confirmed for the 2007 edition so far.

Apart from these screenshots, there's been little news on WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2007 lately, but as we move towards its November release, we expect the full roster to be confirmed and more details about the next-gen season mode to come to light.

July 21, 2006