Today 2K Games and Visual Concepts released a video showing new gameplay of the upcoming wrestling game WWE 2K22.
The video has the team at Visual Concepts showcase some new and renewed aspects of this year’s iteration of the franchise, both in the field of visuals and in that of gameplay mechanics.
We also get to see Rey Mysterio as he beats the crap out of Damian Priest, which is always a good time.
Here’s a breakdown directly fro the accompanying press release:
- New dynamic animations, only possible through the redesigned gameplay engine, on display from both Superstars in the ring. The Superstars feel more responsive and easier to control, and each move connects smoother and more precisely.
- An overhauled lighting engine that showcases the extreme details of the Superstars, making them look hyper realistic.
- Tweaked object physics allow for unexpected moments throughout the match. Kendo sticks fray with each hit, and tables and corner barricades break dynamically to create a more authentic match experience.
- Strategic defensive commands which include blocking, dodging, and breakers.
You can watch the video below.
WWE 2K22 will release on March 11, 2022, for PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC.
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