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WWE 2K18

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WWE 2K18
Cover art for WWE 2K18.jpg
Cover art featuring Seth Rollins
Developer(s) Yuke's
Visual Concepts
Publisher(s) 2K Sports
Series WWE 2K
Platform(s) Nintendo Switch
PlayStation 4
Xbox One
Release PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • WW: October 17, 2017
Digital Deluxe Edition, Cena (Nuff) Edition
  • WW: October 13, 2017
Nintendo Switch
  • WW: Fall 2017
Genre(s) Professional wrestling, Sports
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

WWE 2K18 is an upcoming professional wrestling video game being developed in a collaboration between Yuke's and Visual Concepts, and to be published by 2K Sports. It is scheduled to be released worldwide on October 17, 2017 for Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, it is the nineteenth game in the WWE game series (fifth under the WWE 2K banner), and is the sequel to WWE 2K17.[1] It will be the first video game under the WWE 2K banner to be released on a Nintendo platform,[2] this will also be the first video game under the WWE 2K banner to not be released on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360.[3][4]

Marketing

On May 23, 2017, 2K Sports announced WWE 2K18 would be released in fall 2017,[1] on June 19, 2017, 2K released a trailer, revealing that Seth Rollins will be featured as the game's cover star.[5] In the trailer, it features Rollins vandalizing and burning down a fictitious WWE warehouse in Stamford, Connecticut; as well as showing the tagline "Be Like No One". The second trailer, it features Angle visiting the ruins of the warehouse and finding a pair of his boots among the ashes, which announced Kurt Angle as the game's pre-order,[6] the game's deluxe edition was also announced, giving players access to the game four days early, along with the season pass and additional in-game content yet to be announced.[7] On July 10, 2017, a Nintendo Switch version was also confirmed,[2] on July 27, 2K Sports announced the collector's edition, called the "Cena (Nuff)" edition. The collector's edition revolves around John Cena, and in the edition, it includes a Cena action figure; as well as a piece of ring mat from his victory at the 2017's Royal Rumble, and an autographed photo from Cena. Unlike previous years, the collector's edition will also include the game's season pass, the collector's edition (as well as the deluxe edition) will have two additional playable versions of Cena (included with 2006's ECW One Night Stand and WrestleMania XXVI attires); as well as Batista and Rob Van Dam as playable characters.[8]

On August 16, 2K and IGN announced the first 47 playable characters, with a roster reveal special hosted by Corey Graves, Renee Young and Goldust.[9] Two days later, 2K announced the soundtrack for the game would be curated by The Rock, and will feature a mix of classic rock, modern rock, and hip hop.[10]

Roster

On June 29, 2017, it was announced that Kurt Angle would be the pre-order bonus character for WWE 2K18, making his first WWE video-game appearance since WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007.[11] For the third installment in a row, the roster will be the largest included in the series at launch.[12]

Gameplay

Similar to its predecessors, WWE 2K18 is a professional wrestling game and the first time since WWF SmackDown! Just Bring It, eight wrestlers will be able to be in a match at once, previous games capped the number at 6 wrestlers only (The Nintendo Switch version will only support 6 wrestlers in the ring).[12] The Royal Rumble match has been retooled, with new mechanics, finishers and elimination sequences.[12] A carry system will be introduced (which is similar to the Ultimate Control Grapple system introduced in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007), allowing players to pick up or drag their opponent and place them in a specific spot.[12]

Game modes

Improvements have been made to the creation suite, including an enhanced highlight system, the Create-a-Match feature, last seen in WWE 2K14, has returned.[12] MyCareer now allows backstage free roaming, with wrestlers creating alliances and enemies, and fighting styles are introduced in the "MyPlayer" career mode, letting players choose between eight different fighting styles, each with its own strengths and weaknesses.[12]

The new Road To Glory mode enables players to use their MyPlayer characters to qualify and compete in events, similar to the one found in WWE SuperCard.[12]

Universe mode has been improved with a new story system, alongside new cut-scenes, power-rankings and a goal system.[12]

Commentary and graphics

WWE 2K18 will feature a new commentary team of Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves. Crowd sound will be also improved and will feature authentic crowd chants, it will also feature a new graphics engine, which will enhance the camera system and improves lighting, textures and character models.[12]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "WWE 2K18 Announced, Grand Theft Auto V Hits 80 Million". PlayStation LifeStyle. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Knezevic, Kevin (10 July 2017). "Nintendo Switch Version Of WWE 2K18 Announced". Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  3. ^ 2K18, WWE (19 June 2017). "#WWE2K18 will not be released on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360". Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  4. ^ "Confirmed: WWE 2K18 Isn't Coming to PS3 or Xbox 360". 19 June 2017. Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  5. ^ WWE 2K (19 June 2017). "WWE 2K18 Seth Rollins Cover Reveal". Retrieved 4 August 2017 – via YouTube. 
  6. ^ "Watch Kurt Angle's official WWE 2K18 trailer that premiered during Raw". Retrieved 4 August 2017. 
  7. ^ Pereira, Chris (20 June 2017). "WWE 2K18 Release Date, Cover Star, And Special Editions Revealed". Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  8. ^ Fillari, Alessandro (July 27, 2016). "John Cena-Themed WWE 2K18 Collector's Edition Revealed". GameSpot. Retrieved July 29, 2017. 
  9. ^ Skrebels, Joe (16 August 2017). "WWE 2K18 Roster Reveal: First 47 Playable Superstars Announced". Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  10. ^ Mazique, Brian. "'WWE 2K18' Soundtrack Announced And Curated By Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson". Retrieved 24 August 2017. 
  11. ^ Elfring, Mat (June 29, 2016). "WWE 2K18 Features Kurt Angle As Pre-Order Bonus". GameSpot. Retrieved June 30, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b c d e f g h i "WWE 2K - WWE 2K18 Features Revealed". wwe.2k.com. Retrieved 4 August 2017. 

External links

Official website