WWE (formerly known as WWF/WWE SmackDown! from 2000 to 2004 and WWE SmackDown vs. Raw from 2004 to 2011) is a series of professional wrestling video games developed by Yuke's and Visual Concepts and published by 2K Sports. The games in the series are based on the professional wrestling promotion WWE and feature professional wrestling match types, storylines and playable characters based on WWE programming. Originally named after WWE's SmackDown television program, the series was eventually renamed to add WWE's other major television show Raw to the title. In 2011, THQ announced that the series would now be known as simply WWE starting with the release of WWE '12. The series began with the release of WWF SmackDown! in 2000 and originally remained exclusive to Sony's PlayStation consoles. After the release of 2004's WWE SmackDown! vs.
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