New SmackDown announced - first screens

THQ is gearing up to unleash its latest body-slamming brawler, WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008, for Wii, PS3, 360, PS2 and handhelds DS and PSP. We also have the first screens of the amazingly detailed wrestlers. So real that we can't tell if they're overacting or really hurt.

Bringing the game into the next generation, THQ is incorporating new Struggle Submission and Superstar Fighting Style systems, although specifically what this means for gameplay is yet to be detailed.

Check out the first screenshots from the THQ sequel byclicking the Images tab above.

The screens are from the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions of the gamebecause we can seenext-gen sweat and veiny forearms.Expect to see WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw 2008 toward the end of the year.

April 2, 2007