'WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010' cover unveiled

What's in store for "WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2010?" While THQ has yet to open the curtain on the upcoming title, the publisher did release a few pieces of news on the game to keep the wrestling fanatics chanting for more.

First off, the cover athletes. There will be five in total and they all represent a theme in this year's game, said to be the creativity and individuality of character. The five who were chosen for the front of the box are definitely five of the characters who stand out: John Cena, Randy Orton, Rey Mysterio, Edge and The Undertaker.

Second, THQ stated that the first features of the game will be revealed during a hands-on press event Summer Slam weekend (August 23), in Los Angeles.

Third, in a press release about the new game, Brain Coleman, vice president of glabal brand management for THQ stated: "Cena, Undertaker, Orton, Edge and Mysterio are incredible Superstars who represent the athleticism, creativity, individuality and strength of today's live WWE programming. These powerful traits symbolize our vision to give players extensive creative freedom and make "WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2010" the most authentic, entertaining and compelling simulation of live WWE programming to date."

What does that mean exactly? Will a more authentic simulation of live WWE programming mean a more tone-downed game thanks to the new PG rating of shows like Raw?

Guess we'll have to wait until August to find out.