Hot damn, this looks like my kind of wrestling game. 2K have today confirmed that WWE 2k Battlegrounds, their over-the-top arcade style brawler in the WWE universe, will be coming to PC and consoles on September 18th 2020. Not seen the game in action? Check out the new trailer down below:
Featuring a roster of more than 70 WWE Superstars and Legends at launch, with additional Superstars to be released thereafter, WWE 2K Battlegrounds is now available for pre-order in digital formats and at participating retailers.
Developed by Saber Interactive, WWE 2K Battlegrounds offers explosive excitement in an approachable experience for everyone from passionate WWE fans to casual players.
Eight unique Battlegrounds environments play a major role in the action, many of them featuring interactive elements adding to the mayhem alongside a variety of outrageous melee weapons players can use to pummel opponents. Soar from military helicopters, smash opponents with cars in an auto shop and toss them into the jaws of a hungry alligator in the swamp. Bombastic play-by-play is provided by WWE commentators Mauro Ranallo and Jerry “The King” Lawler to complete the mood.
Players can also customize their own arenas to give each brawl a personal touch and use the Superstar Creator to build their own, unique WWE Superstar with different body types and sizes, facial features, clothing, hair and fighting styles.
I know these ‘gimmicky’ types of game don’t appeal to everyone, but I really can’t wait to give WWE 2K Battlegrounds a try. I’ll admit, it looks incredibly zany and there’s something not quite right about the dwarf-like character models, but its mixture of frantic action and its robust cast of past and present WWE superstars ticks all the right boxes for me. I guess we’ll see how good it is come September…
WWE 2K Battlegrounds is coming to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Google Stadia on September 18th 2020. Find out more on the official website through this link.