WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 Requires Code For Online Play

August 23, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

THQ has announced that they will be charging to access the wrestling games’ online mode if the title is purchased second-hand. That’s right… WWE Smackdown vs Raw 2011 will include a redeemable code in the box that will be required to access the online mode, laying the smackdown on gamers looking to save a buck by picking up the game used at GameStop, Ebay, or other retailers in the used-games market.

New copies of the upcoming game will come with a code to enable the online component of the game at no extra cost. However, those who buy the title second-hand they’ll need to pay $9.99 on the PlayStation Network. In addition, to those who actually purchase the game brand-new, publisher THQ has stated that redeeming a code will be treated with a DLC pack for free. The downloadable content includes Chris Masters as a new playable character, as well as new costumes for Rey Mysterio and fellow wrestler Kelly Kelly.

WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2011 is currently scheduled for a release on October 26th in the US and October 29th in Europe. For more information, check out PlayStation LifeStyle’s recent visit to THQ’s WWE Smackdown vs RAW 2011 Community Event.

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