Writer 2K Video games revealed the primary particulars of WWE 2K23, the subsequent installment of its long-running wrestling simulator. This 12 months’s recreation will give attention to John Cena, who will grace each the sport’s cowl and it’s signature Showcase mode. The 2023 version will add new a novel new match sort too: WarGames.
WWE 2K23 will get the wrestling collection again into annualization mode after 2K Video games took two years off between WWE 2K20 and 2K22. This 12 months’s version will come to PC, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X/S, PlayStation 4 and PS5 on March 17, retailing for $60 on last-generation consoles and $70 on PC, PS5, and Sequence X/S. Those that purchase its $100 Deluxe and $120 Icon Version will get early entry beginning on March 14.
This 12 months’s cowl star is Cena, who will seem on every version of the sport. To rejoice the superstar-turned-Hollywood hero, this 12 months’s 2K Showcase mode will function moments from his 20-year historical past. Nevertheless, moderately than taking part in as Cena himself, 2K23 will flip the script by having gamers management his best rivals. Regardless of the inverted construction, the mode will nonetheless embrace documentary-style interviews with Cena and clips from his precise matches. Cena may even function the sport’s government soundtrack producer.
Whereas 2K has but to disclose the complete roster of wrestlers, it did drop some key names. Chief amongst them is Cody Rhodes, marking the American Nightmare’s return to WWE video games after his stint with rival AEW (Rhodes will reportedly nonetheless be a part of AEW Battle Endlessly). Roman Reigns, Ronda Rousey, “Stone Chilly” Steve Austin, and Brock Lesnar will be a part of the roster as properly. Further screenshots showcase Rhea Ripley, Bianca Belair, Drew McIntyre, Bobby Lashley, and Hulk Hogan. Probably the most shocking addition, although, is music famous person Dangerous Bunny, who might be playable for many who pre0rder the usual version or purchase its Deluxe or Icon editions.
2K23 brings one notable new mode within the type of WarGames. Like its real-life counterpart, as much as eight wrestlers (two groups of 4 or three) compete in two rings positioned facet by facet and lined in a cage. Beforehand included modes like MyGM, MyFaction, and MyRise are returning this 12 months, with new options for every. MyFaction, as an example, will add on-line multiplayer, whereas the standout MyGM mode will deliver extra match choices.
WWE 2K23 launches on March 17 for PC, Xbox One, Xbox Sequence X/S, PS4, and PS5.
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