Construct the most devastating moves ever unleashed in a WWE ring with the brand new Create-A-Move: WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2009 lets players customize all aspects of created Superstars—even their very own finishing moves. Also, with Highlight Reel you can now record parts of your matches, save them, edit them together, and then upload the file for the world to see.


The series features a new Create Mode: The Create-A-Finisher feature. In it, the player has the ability to chain a selection of up to 10 out of over 500 animations to make unique finishing moves.

Through a ten-step process, players chain together strikes, taunts, clutches, and slams for a finishing move that's all their own. There's poison fog, groin kicks, choke slams, and more. You can speed up or slow down animations, instantly preview a segment or the entire move, and watch as the move parts make use of multiple camera angles.

You can assign the finishers to any wrestler in the game -- Superstars, created characters, Divas -- and save 30 of your created masterpieces. You can choose from 30 pre-set move names so the announcers can call the brutality as it happens, but you can also type in one that's all your own.

Created finishers are limited to moves starting with both wrestlers standing face-to-face, with THQ suggesting future games will develop on more starting positions.


The other major new addition to the game's create modes is the addition of the Highlight Reel, where players can record the last 30 seconds of an ongoing match, and edit the clips together afterwards with custom camera angles and added visual and sound effects. Players can save up to 20 files and can upload them for online users to see. The mode is featured on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360.


A Roster Editor (My WWE) has also been introduced to change the wrestler's brand, face/heel disposition and titles for exhibition matches. The game's Create-A-Stable mode has also been incorporated into the editor under the Team Management name.

The Create-An-Entrance mode has now been extended to feature created entrances for tag teams.
The Wii version features interactive entrances and victory celebrations, such as posing or beating down an opponent post-match, utilizing the Wii Remote and nunchuk. Successful poses during the player's entrance will give them more momentum and bonuses at the start of the match.

The Create-A-Belt feature was taken out "due to its lack of use from the fans", according to THQ.

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