The much-awaited WWE 2K Battlegrounds is inching closer to its release with bits of information regarding the game making its way to the internet every day.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds is scheduled for a release on PC (via Steam), Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, PS4 and Stadia on September 18. The spin-off game has brought its own look and feel to the game which is vastly different from the main series games that tend to be rather serious spectacles of wrestling.
In a conversation with IGN, executive producer Sean O’Connor explained the story mode. He revealed that the game will see Paul Heyman with the help of Stone Cold Steve Austin search for the next WWE Superstar.
Players will pick from 7 new hopefuls, specially designed for the game, and will compete across multiple maps and arenas for a WWE Contract with the aim being to eventually get to Wrestlemania.
The game will feature several matches and nodes while the gameplay consists of a mixture between wrestling moves and even power up moves such as like Flaming Fist, Ice Breath, and an Earthquake that can destroy the ring itself.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds has taken ideas from several WWE games with WWE-All Stars being the main source of inspiration. The game however, has no intention to be realistic and is meant to be an over the top easy to pick and play sort of game.
WWE 2k Battlegrounds: Confirmed Superstars
The WWE 2K Battlegrounds Roster will feature more than 70 WWE Superstars and Legends at launch, both male and female, with additional Superstars to be released thereafter. Alicia Taylor has been confirmed as the ring announcer while Jerry ‘The King’ Lawler and Mauro Ranallo will feature as WWE commentators.
As stated earlier, Paul Heyman will be an NPC in the game.
The confirmed superstars so far are:
- Andre The Giant
- Becky Lynch
- Big Show
- Braun Strowman
- “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt
- Charlotte Flair
- Daniel Bryan
- Drew McIntyre
- Edge (Pre-Order)
- John Cena
- Jeff Hardy
- Kofi Kingston
- Nikki Bella
- Randy Orton
- Rey Mysterio
- Roman Reigns
- Ronda Rousey
- Samoa Joe
- Sasha Banks
- Shawn Michaels
- “Stone Cold” Steve Austin
- The Rock
WWE 2K21 cancelled
WWE 2K20 was poorly received last year. GameSpot’s review scored them 2 out of 10. Several videos of the game’s frustrating yet hilarious glitches made its way on the internet. The WWE would eventually confirm earlier this year that WWE 2K21 would not be released.
WWE 2K21 is officially not happening, per WWE.
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) April 23, 2020
The cancellation however, seems to be merely a break with Take-Two president Karl Slatoff expressing his optimism about the future of the brand in November last year.
“The WWE brand continues to expand worldwide. And we believe there remains a substantial long-term opportunity to grow our WWE 2K series by improving the quality of the game,” he had said then.
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