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|Released||NA March 2, 2000|
EU April 2000
JPAugust 8, 2000
|Genre(s)||Professional wrestling Fighting|
WWF SmackDown! (also called Exciting Pro Wrestling in Japan) is a professional wrestling video game released in 2000. It is considered to be the first video game of the SmackDown vs. Raw series and is based on the World Wrestling Federation (now World Wrestling Entertainment). It was the first WWE/F game to be published by THQ, taking over for the pervious publisher Acclaim.
WWF SmackDown! was succeeded by WWF Smackdown 2: Know Your Role.
The game was recieved well by fans and was considered to be much better than previous video games. THQ had improved the gameplay drastically by giving it a much more arcade-style system. The game also featured the first extensive Season Mode in a WWF game, in which the player was allowed to participate in WWF storylines. As a result, WWF SmackDown! set the standard for future WWF/E games and would also act as the first game in what would become the SmackDown vs. Raw series.
- Main Article: WWF SmackDown! Roster