WWE 2K22 will “hit different” on PlayStation 5 and PS4, when it launches on 11th March. That’s according to publisher 2K Sports, which delayed this title out of last year’s holiday season in order to avoid another scenario like WWE 2K20. The publisher promises that the redesigned gameplay engine and “most stunning graphics to date” will “ensure an unprecedented level of realism for the franchise”.
There’ll be a ton of modes available at launch, including MyRISE, where you work your way from an unknown competitor on the wrestling circuit all the way up to superstar. Elsewhere, MyGM will likely be a big addition for long-time fans, allowing you to oversee every aspect of the brand, while MyFACTION will allow you to control your own devastating fantasy WWE clan, similar to NBA 2K22’s MyTEAM. All of this will be complemented by a suite of robust creation and editing tools.
There’ll be four editions available at launch, with the standard release costing £59.99/$59.99 on PS4 and £64.99/$69.99 on PS5. A cross-gen bundle will cost £69.99/$79.99 and will include both PS4 and PS5 versions, as well as the Starrcade ’96 Rey Mysterio Pack. But if you really want to push the boat out, the £84.99/$99.99 Deluxe Edition will add a MyRISE Mega Boost and limited edition WWE SuperCard content. You’ll also get access three days early.
Finally, the nWo 4-Life Digital Edition for £104.99/$119.99 will include all of the abovementioned perks, in addition to the following: “MyFACTION EVO Cards and alternate nWo attires for Hollywood Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Syxx plus a playable Eric Bischoff character, WCW Souled Out 1997 and WCW Bash at the Beach 1996 arenas, and the nWo Wolfpac Championship”.
All pre-orders will come with the Undertaker Immortal Pack, which includes three additional Undertaker personas and a variety of Undertaker themed content in MyFACTION. There’s lots to dig into here, then, but in the meantime check out the new trailer above.
They spent a lot of money on that trailer.
These are all in the UK store aren't they? Why no UK prices?
Edit: PS5 standard £64.99
PS4 standard £59.99
Cross Gen Bundle £69.99
@Integrity Updating, give me a few minutes.
Losing faith in 2K games, their golf titles have been way below the standard of Tiger Woods games 10 years or so ago. Their titles seem to strive for realism but miss out on all the fun. I felt EA got that balance right once upon a time, but 2K have fallen short on every title of theirs I've played thus far.
Looking good, spotted the warrior and macho man and as long as there's plenty of 'classic' characters this will likely be day one for me
Hopefully this will turn out better than 2K20.
I wonder how many of these wrestlers will still work for the company when the game actually comes out.
One of the most egregious aspects of the last couple of games has been the locking away of pretty much all customisation options (not just clothing but taunts, entrance moves, entrance music etc) behind in game currencies. Having to grind to buy random content packs was so detrimental to what would otherwise be an excellent creation suite. That'll prove to be a real difference maker this year for me at least
@Confused_Dude Yeah, having to go though most of a (somewhat ropey (pun intended)) story mode with a created character that was half baked because their personality was locked behind lootboxes wasn't great. Hopefully this one will offer more freedom from the get-go. Also excited that there's some body diversity this time around and you can create heavyweights that don't just look like someone fell asleep on the x-axis button.
I've never bought one of the 2K games despite my interest so hoping this reviews well...
I didn't get 2k20 but the gameplay, however cinematic, looks the same and 30fps. I hope they release more details and some preview footage before its release.
@Confused_Dude Making Barbara Pis is gonna be a nightmare if all those custom parts are locked behind MTX.
How do these games play? Is the grappling similar to no mercy or firepro or neither?
They have let go so many great wrestlers since the last game. It's fortunate that their roster is so expansive they'll still have big names to rely on.
It sucks to be a WWE fan at times.
Guess I'll have to finish up WWE2K14 before March 10th then.
@Confused_Dude Easily the worst part of the past few games. Going through the majority of career mode with a generic af looking dude with a template move-set was no fun.
I hope the creation suite works in this game, I want me some AEW & NJPW!
I will never buy a WWE game day one again. I don't trust 2K to put out a finished product whatsoever.
I'm not convinced after seeing the new trailer. The graphics still have that plastic cartoon-style look. I cannot believe that the graphics from Smackdown vs Raw 2007 have still not been topped and that was on the xbox 360. We are now in the PS5 AND xBOX oNE generation and we are not seeing life-like graphics for wrestling games. Realistic graphics for wwe is all I'm asking for
For too many years the priority on WWE games is how it looks compared to how it plays.
Are we going to get a article about crossplatform price raise or is that only when its a Sony game.
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