2K has confirmed that this year’s wrestling title WWE 2K Battlegrounds will be released on September 18th for PS4, Xbox One, Switch, Stadia, and PC. As you may recall WWE 2K Battlegrounds replaces WWE 2K21 as 2K reworks the main line series following issues that have plagued it. WWE 2K Battlegrounds is a much more arcade like style game with wrestlers whose body proportions are very different to their real life counterparts. The game will feature over 70 current wrestlers as well as legends such as The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. You can check out some gameplay in the trailer below.
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WWE 2K Battlegrounds has been developed by Saber Interactive, and the game’s modes have been detailed. The descriptions are below.
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.
The game has a classes that wrestlers fit into and they are Powerhouse, Technician, High-Flyer, Brawler and All-Rounder. Each wrestler has access to power ups like a flaming fist and ice breath, with the environments also featuring different interactive elements such as alligators, helicopters, and goats. There are a total of eight environments though players can also create their own too. Saber Interactive will be supporting the game with regular updates that will add more wrestlers to the mix. Pre-orders are live now with the standard edition priced at £34.99 with access to Edge, while the £44.99 Digital Deluxe Edition unlocks Stone Cold, The Rock, and Ronda Rousey early as well as giving 1100 in game golden bucks.