August 16, 2006 – With only a few weeks left to go before we kick off our annual SmackDown Countdown for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007, the amount of available information about the game has been kept to a minimum; it’s the calm before the storm, if you will. But just to whet our readers’ appetites a little before we get started, THQ has granted us access to a few new tidbits of information — namely the confirmation of a handful of new superstars and a sneak peek at the final box arts for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation Portable, and the Xbox 360.
The box art may look familiar to those of you who have been perusing online retailers over the last 24 hours, as it started to appear on select outlets sometime yesterday evening. Trivia fiends should take note: this is the fourth time in eight games that Triple H has appeared on the cover in some form or another.
But on to the more pressing question: Which superstars have been confirmed for today? “Legend Killer” Randy Orton, “The Animal” Dave Batista, and the dog-toting diva, Torrie Wilson are the newest three to join THQ’s growing lineup. The addition of this trio brings the current roster count to 12, which already included Shelton Benjamin, The Undertaker, John Cena, Triple H, Rey Mysterio, Booker T, Chris Benoit, Kurt Angle, and Johnny Nitro.
We’ll be back with one more update before our Countdown begins in early September. So be sure and check our media page below for some new screenshots added today (PS2 and Xbox 360) and remember to keep your eyes peeled for more.