Following the recent cancellation of WWE 2K21, publisher 2K was staring down the barrel of a year completely devoid of a wrestling video game. Considering how poor the TV product is right now, we wouldn't have exactly missed it, but plans have now been put in place to fill the gap left by the usual WWE simulator. WWE 2K Battlegrounds is a more light-hearted take on the sport, and it'll launch later this year. Get a taste for it in the announcement trailer above.
Developed by Saber Interactive, the WWE 2K blog describes the game as "a completely new WWE gaming experience that will feature arcade-style action and over-the-top Superstar designs, environments and moves. We’re focusing on social pick-up-and-play fun, but with plenty of depth for those who want to get way into it."
2K hasn't stated what platforms the game will be launching on, so we don't know just yet if it'll be a PlayStation 4 game or something saved for the next generation. Either way, this looks set to be an experience which brings fun and enjoyment to the forefront as it boasts of goofy visuals and special attacks which set Becky Lynch's knuckles on fire.
To be fair, this looks a lot more interesting than near enough every other realistic WWE title that has come before it -- reminding us of NBA 2K Playgrounds 2. After the disaster that was WWE 2K20, this light-hearted take on World Wrestling Entertainment could prove to be the break that 2K sorely needs with this series. The proof will be in the pudding, however.
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