2K announces slew of WWE 2K20 news

The newest entry in the WWE games series hits consoles and PC Oct. 22 and includes new 2K Towers, a celebration of Smackdown’s 20th anniversary and more

2K has announced WWE 2K20 officially and with its announcement comes a slew of new information.

First and foremost, the game comes to PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on Oct. 22, 2019.

This year’s game includes an all-new 2K Originals DLC content package, featuring fantasy versions of WWE Superstars in fantasy ring settings.

In addition to the usual suite of creation modes, Universe Mode and tons of matches and online modes, this year’s MyCareer includes the ability to play as a female, 2K Towers is back with a special Roman Reigns tower, and mixed tag team matches are included this year in light of the recent Mixed Match Challenge series WWE presented.

Speaking of Roman Reigns, he and Becky Lynch will share the cover this year and Lynch will be a part of this year’s 2K Showcase mode, which will cover the rise of the Four Horsewomen, along with Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks and Bayley.

In terms of graphics and gameplay, 2K says the game will feature a simplified control scheme while remaining deep for experienced players and the game looks to have undergone upgrades in the lighting and hair departments.

The deluxe edition and collector’s edition are back this year with the latter celebrating the 20th anniversary of WWE’s TV show Smackdown, which debuted in August 1999.

Though the full roster won’t likely be revealed for several weeks, there are quite a few superstars that can be spotted in the trailer. For legends, returning this year are Hulk Hogan and Chyna, who was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame this year along with D-Generation X.

The late Chyna has not appeared in a WWE game since WWF Smackdown! 2: Know Your Role on the PlayStation in 2000. Hogan’s last appearance was in WWE 2K14.

The deluxe edition will include the game and season pass and retail for $89.99, which breaks down to $59.99 for the game and $29.99 for the season pass.

Here are the deluxe edition details, as written by 2K:

Players who purchase the WWE 2K20 Deluxe Edition, available in both physical and digital varieties at participating retailers, will receive in-game bonuses for the PS4™ system, Xbox One and Windows PC. Offering more than 35% in savings, the WWE 2K20 Deluxe Edition includes the following items:

  • Copy of WWE 2K20 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
  • Accelerator – Take control of your WWE 2K20 experience with the Accelerator. Players can gain access to all unlockable content available at launch via the game’s Purchasable section and take full control of the overall rankings and attribute levels of all playable characters;
  • Kickstart – Get a leg up in your MyCAREER by unlocking and boosting your MyPLAYER ratings and attributes with 25 additional Attribute Points and 8 Additional Skill Points. Plus, get a 25,000 VC starting bonus to unlock more Superstar parts, Moves and more! In addition to this, start with all Boost Slots unlocked plus 15 free Boosts, 2,000free Tokens and 400 free Deluxe Tokens;
  • Complete set of WWE 2K20 Originals content packages (more details to be announced);
  • Additional bonus digital content, including playable Superstars Chyna, in her first WWE 2K appearance, Hulk Hogan, “$500 Shirt” The Rock, and Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection Mankind(more details to be announced);
  • WWE SuperCard Limited Edition Cards (included with physical versions only).

And here are the details on the WWE 2K20 Collector’s Edition, which retails for $129.99 and is only available in physical form:

Players who purchase the WWE 2K20 Collector’s Edition at participating retailers will also receive in-game bonuses for the PS4™ system and Xbox One. Offering more than 40% in savings, the WWE 2K20 Collector’s Edition is available in physical format only, features a 20th Anniversary of SmackDown theme and includes the following items:

  • Copy of WWE 2K20 video game with Collector’s Edition packaging;
  • Accelerator – Take control of your WWE 2K20 experience with the Accelerator. Players can gain access to all unlockable content available at launch via the game’s Purchasable section and take full control of the overall rankings and attribute levels of all playable characters;
  • Kickstart – Get a leg up in your MyCAREER by unlocking and boosting your MyPLAYER ratings and attributes with 25 additional Attribute Points and 8 Additional Skill Points. Plus, get a 25,000 VC starting bonus to unlock more Superstar parts, Moves and more! In addition to this, start with all Boost Slots unlocked plus 15 free Boosts, 2,000free Tokens and 400 free Deluxe Tokens;
  • Complete set of WWE 2K20 Originals content packages (more details to be announced);
  • Additional bonus digital content, including playable Superstars Chyna, in her first WWE 2K appearance, Hulk Hogan, “$500 Shirt” The Rock, and Rock ‘n’ Sock Connection Mankind (more details to be announced);
  • Physical collectibles including:
    • Exclusive WWE SmackDown! Ring Skirt Relic Piece (2002-2008)
    • Limited Edition WWE SmackDown! Legend Autographed Plaque (Kurt Angle, Rey Mysterio or Edge)
  • WWE SuperCard Limited Edition Cards.

You can check out even more information and footage in the video below from WWE Superstar Xavier Woods.

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