Seth Rollins announced this morning on ESPN that he will grace the cover of the WWE 2K18 video game that comes out on October 17th. Rollins also announced he is going to be the first Superstar to join the WWE 2K18 roster of playable characters.
The catchphrase chosen for this years’s edition is “BE LIKE NO ONE”. In the trailer (see below), Rollins is seen destroying artifacts in a WWE warehouse, like Ric Flair’s robe, Triple H’s skull mask and The Undertaker’s urn. 2K revealed that players will be invited to “explore Rollins’ identity, as well as those of several other WWE Superstars, while learning more about the game”.
An honoured Rollins stated he will “ensure this game will truly BE LIKE NO ONE, a calling card perfect for everything I stand for, as it sets forth on its own unique path. Following in the footsteps of other WWE 2K cover Superstars, I now carry the torch and proudly represent a new generation of WWE Superstars. I am the future, and the future can’t be stopped.”
2K chose Rollins “in celebration of his in-ring accomplishments and bold individuality”. Chris Snyder, VP of Marketing at 2K, added: “In determining who truly epitomizes BE LIKE NO ONE and represents WWE 2K18 to the fullest extent, there was one obvious answer: Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins.”
2K also unveiled details surrounding WWE 2K18 premium product offerings and their scheduled release dates.
- The WWE 2K18 Standard Edition, which includes a physical or digital copy of WWE 2K18 as well as a pre-order bonus.
- The WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition, which includes all the Standard Edition benefits plus access to the WWE 2K18 Season Pass and bonus digital content.
- The WWE 2K18 Collector’s Edition, which includes all the Deluxe Edition benefits plus exclusive physical WWE collectibles, but except the option of a digital download.
WWE 2K18 is scheduled for worldwide release on October 17, 2017 for the PS4™ system and Xbox One (no news on a Nintendo Switch™ release). But players who will preorder the Deluxe or Collector’s Edition will also receive an early access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days belore the official release date, so on Friday, October 13, 2017.
Details of the WWE 2K18 Deluxe and Collector’s Editions, as well as the ability to pre-order these versions of the game, will be available later this summer. The whole playable roster and additional playable characters will be announced later in 2017.