WWE SmackDown! Here Comes The Pain Could Get A Remastered Release

Game developer Bryan Williams has dropped a shock tease that WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain could receive a remastered version.

Developer Yuke's worked on the fan-favourite wrestling title, which was published by the now-defunct THQ for PlayStation 2 in 2003.

But Williams, who works as a design supervisor at the Japanese developer, tweeted that he had a six-hour meeting with his co-workers about a "project that I hope becomes a reality."

He continued: "We played a lot of Smackdown [sic] Here Comes The Pain today."

Williams' tweet alone has sent social media into overdrive as fans shared their excitement about a potential remaster of Here Comes the Pain.

A remastered Here Comes the Pain would presumably be released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC, along with a potential launch on Nintendo Switch.

Here Comes the Pain was the fifth installment in the SmackDown! series and dropped Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson's catchphrases from the title in favour of one associated with its main cover star, Brock Lesnar.

The title had a stacked roster that featured the likes of Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, The Undertaker, John Cena, Rey Mysterio and Batista.

And Yuke's also introduced WWE legends that included Ted Dibiase, Roddy Piper and The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal).

It was the final entry in the SmackDown! series before it was replaced with WWE SmackDown! vs. Raw.

Yuke's continued to work with THQ on the SmackDown! vs. Raw series before shifting away from it with the releases of WWE '12 and WWE '13.

Publisher 2K Sports took over the helm of the gaming franchise with the WWE 2K series, which have all been developed by Yuke's following the rebrand.

WWE 2K19 is the latest entry and was released in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

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Featured Image Credit: WWE/THQ

Adnan Riaz

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