Here's some news that's sure to make wrestling fans smile. Yuke's Company, developer of WWE Smackdown VS RAW and Rumble Roses (as well as dozens of other wrestling games), has opened an office in North America.

Yuke's Company of America is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yuke's Co., Ltd., and intends to publish games on a number of platforms including the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, and the PSP. This coincides with the company's transition from developer to full-fledged publisher.

The company will publish D1 Grand Prix, its first title under the Yuke's label, in July 2006.