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WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 (often shortened to WWE SvR 2011) is an upcoming professional wrestling video game developed by Yuke's and published by THQ for the PlayStation 2 (PS2), PlayStation 3 (PS3), PlayStation Portable (PSP), Wii and Xbox 360 systems. It will be the twelfth video game in the WWE SmackDown vs. Raw series and will be released on October 26, 2010. The game will be based on the promotion World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and is named after its two brands (Raw and SmackDown) that battle one another in actual WWE storylines.
The main change in the gameplay for WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will be the incorporation of a new dynamic physics system that allow objects to be used more widely, in particular objects involved in the Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match. Tables will now break differently depending on the impact placed upon them. Inside and outside the ring, ladders can now be rested onto the ring ropes and be broken into pieces. For the first time since the original WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw game, chairs can now be thrown at the player's opponents.
The first official announcement for both WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 and WWE All Stars was made at Electronic Entertainment Expo 2010 in June 2010 by [http:/thq.com THQ], shortly followed by an interview with gaming website GameSpot. A playable demo was featured at E3 featuring Randy Orton, The Undertaker, Chris Jericho and The Miz as playable characters. It will be the first game in the series since WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 not to be released on the Nintendo DS. It was announced more information on the game will be released at SummerSlam on August 15.