WWE 2K Battlegrounds will be released on September 18, publisher 2K Sports announced today. The incredible-looking arcade-style wrestling sim goes to PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia.
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2K also unveiled the official art set, which is supposed to decorate the game’s cover and contains an appeal of setbacks and modern wrestling stars. They are The Rock, Becky Lynch, Charlotte, John Cena, Steve Austin, Ronda Rousey, Asuka, Roman Reigns, Yokozuna, Andre the Giant, Kofi Kingston, The Fiend Bray Wyatt and The Undertaker.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds is a carefree emergency solution that was developed by the 2K subsidiary Saber Interactive to fill the wrestling gap that resulted from the cancellation of WWE 2K21. WWE 2K20 performed poorly and was criticized as a thinly veiled, insect-infected reskin of last year’s WWE 2K19. Saber takes a year to recover in the eyes of franchise fans and doubles to what is likely to be the most important WWE 2K entry next year.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds offers a lighter, exaggerated tone and comic-like aesthetics, providing an unparalleled multiplayer arcade experience. It has 70 well-known WWE superstars and legends. As 2K explains:
“Every superstar comes into the ring with one of five class styles, each with its own fighting moves, strengths and weaknesses. Choose from the power pack, the technician, the high-flyer, the racket or the all-rounder to fight with authority. Then break all the rules with arcade-style power-ups like Flaming Fist, Ice Breath, and Earthquake to quickly change the course of a game. “
Players can also expect crazy interactive environments, melee weapons, superstar creator features, power-ups, special abilities, online tournaments, four player co-op games and a number of modes like the online king of the last men battlefield, steel cage, royal rumble and Fatal Four Way.
The online component consists of eight playable Battleground arenas.
“Eight chaotic Battlegrounds environments come down the aisle and contain interactive elements that add to the chaos and lots of outrageous ring weapons to help you balance the odds. Try diving from a military helicopter, or smash your friends with cars in a dealership, or throw your best friend into the jaws of a hungry alligator in the swamp. Meanwhile, get your play-by-play comments courtesy of WWE commentators Mauro Ranallo and Jerry “The King” Lawler. Make the battlefields your own by customizing your own arenas to give each fight a personal touch, and then highlighting the Superstar Creator to create your own unique WWE superstar with different body types and sizes, facial features, clothing, To build hair and fighting styles. “
There is also a campaign mode that introduces seven fictional wrestlers fighting for a coveted WWE contract. As one of those aspiring hopefuls, the player is led by none other than Stone Cold Steve Austin on his journey to the top ranks of the wrestling world.
The pre-order is available and includes two editions that are available in both physical and digital editions. The $ 49.99 Deluxe Edition includes:
- Base game
- Digital Deluxe Bonus Pack – Increase Hell with Stone Cold Steve Austin, put on the SmackDown with the Attitude Era version of The Rock and get loud with Ronda Rousey. The WWE 2K Battlegrounds Digital Deluxe Edition includes three versions of each superstar.
- Edge Totally Awesome Pre-Order Pack – WWE 2K battlegrounds will be impressive with the WWE Hall of Famer Edge included in the Digital Deluxe Edition.
- Currency Pack – Contains 1100 golden dollars that unlock additional superstars and vanity items.
And the Standard Edition for $ 39.99 offers:
- Base game
- Pre-order bonus: Edge Totally Awesome Pre-Order Pack – Pre-order now to make sure WWE 2K Battlegrounds smells like awesome and unlock WWE Hall of Famer, Edge! This package is also included in the Digital Deluxe Edition.