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WWE SUPERSTARS GET READY TO RUMBLE WITH GAMERS ON XBOX LIVE

Shelton Benjamin and Johnny Nitro take part in Game with Fame

LONDON, 17.04.07 - It was today revealed that WWE Superstar wrestlers Shelton Benjamin and Johnny Nitro will be taking on gamers and aiming to teach them a lesson or two playing WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007, via Xbox Live® on the Xbox 360. The Game with Fame will be hosted from London, ahead of the Monday Night RAW event taking place in the capital on 23rd April 2007.

Gamers will get the chance to try out their best moves on the athletes as they try to beat them at their own game playing against each other in a connected gaming session right before the stars head off to Monday Night RAW. The event is just the latest in a series of Game with Fame sessions with top stars like the Scissor Sisters and Kasabian taking on fans on the latest next generation high definition games on the Xbox 360.

Johnny and Shelton are two of the biggest stars on the WWE circuit and are in London to take part in Monday Night RAW where the cream of WWE talent will battle it out in the ring at the famous Earls Court arena. Both keen gamers, they are looking forward to testing out their signature moves on some of the 6 million plus Xbox Live gamers worldwide.

The Game with Fame will be taking place on Monday 23rd April 2007 between 13.00 - 15.00 GMT / 14.00 - 1600 CET. To take part you simply have to email the following information to wwewrestlers@gamewithfame.net

Name

Age

Nationality

Gamertag

If you are selected to play you will receive all the information you need to take part nearer the time.

For further information please contact: v-kaszle@microsoft.com

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About Xbox Live

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About WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007

WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 enables players to experience the thrill of being a WWE SuperStar like never before with key upgrades, next generation graphics and new game play features. Environmental hotspots let players use multiple objects in and around the ring, as well as from crowd members, to inflict damage on their opponents. Players can also get closer than ever to WWE fans as they battle in a new interactive fighting area within the crowd. New ultimate control moves and an enhanced season mode with multiple branching storylines let players take the power of the WWE SuperStars into their own hands, while a brand new analog control grappling system makes fighting more realistic than ever with intuitive movements and new levels of control. WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 is also packed with significant product upgrades, including an expanded General Manager Mode, updated rosters for both RAW and SmackDown, enhanced online multiplayer game play with voice chat support and more. In addition, the PSP system version includes an exclusive Road To WrestleMania mode, which allows players to select from four unique tournament styles and compete for supremacy in single-elimination battles.

More information about WWE SmackDown vs. RAW 2007 can be found at www.svr2007.com and www.thq.com.

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