2K Games has unveiled the release date for WWE 2K Battlegrounds, an arcade-style brawler that’s taking the place of the now-cancelled WWE 2K21.
The game is set to launch on September 18 for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia. The developer has yet to confirm whether the title will be available on next-gen consoles Xbox Series X and PS5.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds is set to take a larger-than-life approach to the popular sport, complete with cartoony visuals and over-the-top combat moves. The game will also have a focus on “social pick-up-and-play fun, but with plenty of depth for those who want to get way into it”.
The game is expected to feature over 70 WWE Superstars and Legends, with the new trailer showcasing some of the playable characters in action. Various moves players will be able to utilise such as throwing an opponent into the jaws of a crocodile can also be seen.
Check out the trailer below:
Besides online and offline play, a campaign mode will also be included and will have players competing for the chance to obtain a WWE contract. Throughout the campaign, players will engage in multiple new arenas and receive advice from well known wrestlers such as “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Paul Heyman.
There is also a mode called ‘King Of The Battleground’ that offers players a chance to fight to be the last man standing. Four players will begin in the ring while another sour will watch from outside, waiting to enter as opponents get knocked out. WWE 2K Battlegrounds is available to pre-order now.
2K Games recently announced the versions of NBA 2K21 which seemed to heavily hint that next-gen games could be receiving a price increase, as the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game are more expensive than their counterparts.