What do you know? Video games and WWE would seem to go hand in hand and have done just that for decades now. Being able to control your favorite wrestlers in all kinds of different combinations is one of the most obvious merchandising ideas in the world and wrestling has taken advantage of it for a long time now. That tradition will continue this year and now we know a lot more about it.
One of WWE’s most popular traditions is their annual big time video game. Fans flock to the game to see the features and new playable characters, but there are some editions that are better than others. The 2019 edition, WWE2K20, did not exactly go well due to a huge number of glitches and errors, meaning that something needed to change. Couple that with the delays caused by the Coronavirus and it was time to try something new. That will be the case this year.
2K Games has issued a press release, including several new details on the game. The game will be released on September 18 on all major gaming platforms with over seventy wrestlers and legends available at launch. There will be additional wrestlers released in the future, all of which will be available as free downloadable content. The standard edition of the game will sell for $39.99 and the Digital Deluxe Edition will sell for $49.99, with the latter edition including all versions of the Rock, Steve Austin and Ronda Rousey, plus Edge and free in-game currency.
WWE has also released a new trailer for the game. Check out the new look at Battlegrounds:
Opinion: After the debacle with the previous game, this sounds like a nice change of pace. If nothing else, the cheaper price is probably a good idea. I’m not sure how well the game will work, but it seems like a different way to go and that can often be the smartest move after such a poorly received edition. This looks fun, and the different, more arcade style, could go a long way.
What do you think of the trailer? What is your favorite wrestling game? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!