Bret Hart is still wrestling — somehow — and since he’s one of the all-time WWF/WWE greats, fans are likely interested in playing as him in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011. In North America, Hart will be a timed exclusive pre-order bonus for Best Buy and “all major Canadian retailers,” according to THQ (he is, after all, Canadian). I imagine he’s much more happy about this news than about being in the Walls of Jericho above.
Just like Stone Cold Steve Austin — who was exclusive to GameStop, EB Games, and GAME pre-orders in SmackDown vs. Raw 2010 — Hart will eventually be made available for everyone to purchase. (THQ sold Stone Cold for $1 last year, so presumably, that’s how much they’ll charge for Hart.) Even if you don’t get Hart, SvR 2011 will still ship with more than 70 playable WWE Superstars and Divas.
WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011 will hit stores for PS3, 360, Wii, PSP, and PS2 on October 26, 2010. Check out my full preview for more details.