WWE 2K23: WWE and 2K announce full details on the new WWE 2K23 video game


Posted on 1/23/123 by Colin Vassallo



WWE 2K23, the newest installment of the flagship WWE video
game franchise developed by Visual Concepts, is coming soon
for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One,
and PC via Steam. In celebration of his 20th anniversary as
a WWE Superstar, 16-time World Champion, Hollywood icon,
record-setting philanthropist, and WWE 2K23 Executive
Soundtrack Producer, John Cena, will be featured on the
cover of each edition of the game, striking three of his
signature poses. Global music phenom Bad Bunny, Billboard’s
Top Artist of the Year and one of the most streamed artists
in the world for 2022, will also make his WWE 2K debut.

WWE 2K23 features several franchise advancements, including
a unique new take on the 2K Showcase, the WWE 2K
introduction of the fan-favorite WarGames, and expansions to
several marquee game modes. In addition, fans can also look
forward to a deep roster of WWE Superstars and Legends
including Roman Reigns, “The American Nightmare” Cody
Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, “Stone Cold” Steve
Austin and more. Incredibly realistic graphics, animations,
camera angles and lighting, plus accessible controls and a
new optional pinning mechanic will add to the highly
immersive experience. WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition and Icon
Edition are scheduled for worldwide release on Tuesday,
March 14, 2023 via Early Access, followed by the Standard
Edition and Cross-Gen on Friday, March 17, 2023.

“It is a pleasure to tell the story of my career through the
WWE 2K23 Showcase,” said John Cena. “2K has done a fantastic
job capturing and invigorating the WWE 2K franchise through
this concept, and I am honored to grace the cover of WWE
2K23.”

“Much like our cover Superstar John Cena, the Visual
Concepts team didn’t back down from the challenge to prove
that the quality of the WWE 2K franchise is here to stay,”
said Greg Thomas, President at Visual Concepts. “WWE 2K23
takes a winning formula and adds so much more. We’re
especially excited to see how fans react to the 2K Showcase
and WarGames.”

WWE 2K23 features several hallmarks of the franchise, as
well some new additions and twists on fan favorites:

2K Showcase Starring John Cena: Conquering John Cena in the
ring is an accolade few Superstars can claim. In an
unprecedented twist on the 2K Showcase, players will step
into the boots of several of Cena’s toughest competitors
with one goal in mind: defeat the man who will “Never Give
Up.” Spanning his 20-year WWE career and narrated by Cena
himself, this interactive sports entertainment documentary
uses 2K’s unique Slingshot Tech for a seamless transition
from gameplay to live-action footage to bring pivotal
moments in each match to life.
WarGames: The fan-favorite, chaotic and action-packed
WarGames makes its debut in WWE 2K23 and delivers heart-
pounding 3v3 and 4v4 single player or multiplayer mayhem
inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double steel
cage.

MyGM: Now featuring more GMs to choose from – or a player’s
own custom GM creation – as well as additional show options,
multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types
for up to four players. Players draft a roster, manage
budgets, sign free agents, choose various match types, arena
locations, production elements and more, with the goal of
beating a rival GM in weekly ratings battles.

MyFACTION: Now featuring online multiplayer action, the
team-building mode in which players collect, manage, and
upgrade an array of WWE Superstars and Legends to create
their ultimate four-person factions returns. Players can now
take their faction online and compete for global dominance,
or compete in Weekly Towers and Faction Wars, while new
themed card packs and goals roll out regularly throughout
the year.

MyRISE: Aspiring Superstars walk through the curtain for
their WWE debut in MyRISE and shape their career with the
decisions made along the way. Featuring distinct men’s and
women’s division storylines and the ability to import custom
created Superstars, players journey from the humble
beginnings of a rookie, to being immortalized as a WWE
Legend.

Universe: The ultimate WWE Universe sandbox that puts
players in charge of their own version of WWE, from
Superstar rosters, feuds, champions, weekly shows, and
Premium Live Events! Updates to Universe include a reworked
story system and more.

Creation Suite: A signature feature of the WWE 2K franchise,
the creation suite returns with cross-platform community
creations, including the ability to design custom
Superstars, GMs, arenas, entrances, move sets, championships
and more. Custom arenas are now playable online, and
advanced customization has been added to created entrances.
WWE 2K23 Editions and Pre-Order Bonus

WWE 2K23 features four editions of the game: Standard
Edition, Cross-Gen, Deluxe Edition, and Icon Edition:
The Standard Edition will be available for $59.99 on
previous-gen platforms (PS4, Xbox One consoles) and PC and
for $69.99 on current-gen consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X|S)
in both physical and digital formats.

The Cross-Gen edition will be available digitally for $69.99
on PlayStation and Xbox consoles. The Cross-Gen edition
includes the Standard Edition across previous and current-
gen platforms within the same console family and the same
PlayStation or Xbox account.

The Deluxe Edition will be available for $99.99 for PS4,
PS5, Xbox Series X|S, and Xbox One in both physical and
digital formats, and on PC in digital format. The Deluxe
Edition includes the Standard Edition, Bad Bunny Bonus Pack,
plus a Season Pass to all five post-launch DLC content
packs; the MyRISE Mega-Boost and SuperCharger; Ruby John
Cena MyFACTION Evo Card, Gold Edge MyFACTION Card, Emerald
Bianca Belair MyFACTION Card, Gold Asuka MyFACTION Card, and
three Basic Premium Launch MyFACTION Card Packs. The Deluxe
Edition will be available from March 14, 2023 – three days
ahead of Standard and Cross-Gen Editions!

The Icon Edition will be available for $119.99 for PS4, PS5,
Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC, featuring original cover
art by renowned WWE-inspired artist Rob Schamberger. In
addition to the Standard Edition and all bonus content
included in the Deluxe Edition, the Icon Edition includes
the Ruthless Aggression Pack, celebrating 20 years of John
Cena’s WWE career by featuring John Cena’s early “Prototype”
character, as well as “Leviathan” Batista, developmental
rookie versions of Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton, the John
Cena Legacy Championship and WrestleMania 22 Arena.
Additional bonus content includes an Emerald Paul Heyman
MyFACTION Manager Card, and three Deluxe Premium Launch
MyFACTION Card Packs. The Icon Edition will be available
from March 14, 2023 – three days ahead of Standard and
Cross-Gen Editions!

Bad Bunny Bonus Pack Pre-Order Offer: Players who pre-order
the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundle will
receive the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, which includes Bad Bunny
as a playable character, as well as a Ruby tier Bad Bunny
MyFACTION card. The Bad Bunny Bonus Pack is included in the
Deluxe Edition and Icon Edition at launch.

Tune in to Monday Night Raw tonight for the world premiere
of the “Even Stronger” Showcase trailer, including more
information and a look at WWE 2K23 gameplay.

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