Today 2K announced that WWE 2K Battlegrounds will be coming to PC, PS4, Xbox One X, and Switch on September 18.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds (described as an “arcade-style brawler”) is a break from the usual WWE 2K games in that it’s more arcade-y (as you might have guessed) than the main series that seeks to recreate the traditional WWE experience.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds will have several game modes, including:
- Exhibition: Take part in Exhibition matches at home or on-the-go, anytime and anywhere, in local and online multiplayer action for up to four players;
- Campaign: Join the adventures of seven new WWE hopefuls – created exclusively for WWE 2K Battlegrounds – in Campaign mode and compete for the chance to earn a WWE contract. Along the way, you’ll unlock new arenas, inspired by locations such as the Everglades, a military-style Bootcamp, Mexico, New York and Scotland, while receiving guidance from legendary personalities including “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Paul Heyman;
- King of the Battleground: Take on all comers in the King of the Battleground, an online, last-man-standing mode where four players start in the ring while four more wait outside to enter, challenging you to run the gauntlet and defeat them all;
- Online: Test your toughness in online tournaments and Exhibition matches.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds was announced back in April to be replacing WWE 2K21 to give the developers more time to improve the series.
The standard edition of WWE 2K Battlegrounds can be pre-ordered from the 2K site for $39.99, with the Digital Deluxe edition pre-order at $49.99.
The pre-orders will get you the following items:
Players who pre-order the Standard Edition will receive WWE Hall of Famer Edge at launch. The Digital Deluxe edition includes Edge, as well as all versions of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock and Ronda Rousey unlocked at the beginning of play, plus 1100 bonus Golden Bucks, in-game currency that can be used to unlock Superstars, as well as cosmetic items.
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