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.

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