WWE 2K16 Pre-Order Bonus is The Terminator

2K has announced that the pre-order bonus for WWE 2K16 will be Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Terminator as a playable character. The game will actually have two Terminators; one modeled after the original in the 1984 movie and the other modeled after 1991’s Judgment Day Terminator.

The above commercial will most likely debut on tonight’s episode of Raw and features a reenactment of Schwarzenegger’s famous scene in Terminator 2, along with appearances by Daniel Bryan, Eva Marie, Paige, Finn Balor and Dean Ambrose.

More Names Confirmed for WWE 2K16 Roster

2k16Gamestop in Italy (via WrestleZone.com) has confirmed some additional names for WWE 2K16.

The complete list of confirmed characters so far: “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, Triple H, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant, Dean Ambrose, Daniel Bryan, Finn Balor, Eva Marie, Alexa Bliss, Paige, and Bad News Barrett.

2K has promised 120 playable characters in the game, which has still yet to confirm the likes of Brock Lesnar, John Cena, Randy Orton, Sheamus, Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and more that will definitely be a part of the roster. Steve Austin’s role as the cover star – along with the presence of Hogan and Andre the Giant – most likely mean we’re getting a lot of old school guys in the game, which is fine by me.

WWE 2K16 is available October 27th in North America and October 30th in Europe.

2K Offering Showcase Season Pass Free with Purchase of WWE 2K15

In a move sure to upset those that bought WWE 2K15 in the last few months and aimed to lure in those who haven’t yet taken the plunge, 2K is offering the Showcase Season Pass DLC for free with any new purchase of WWE 2K15. The Showcase Season Pass includes the Accelerator and 2K Showcase modes One More Match, Hall of Pain, and Path of the Warrior. The Showcase Season Pass is a $32 value.

WWE 2K15 is currently available for PS4 and Xbox One for $39.99 via Amazon, making this a total discount of $52. PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are also available for $39.96.

Video: The Making of WWE 2K15 – Episode 4

2K Sports has released the latest in its “Making Of” series for WWE 2K15, which hits stores tomorrow in the United States for PS4 and Xbox One. While last year’s game focused on the history of WrestleMania – which was excellently done, by the way – this year’s game focuses on rivalries, John Cena v. CM Punk and Shawn Michaes v. Triple H.

You can order WWE 2K15 on Amazon for the PS4 here, or for the Xbox One at this link.

WWE 2K15 Coming to Xbox One and PS4

WWE 2K15 will be coming to next-gen consoles, according to Take-Two Interactive’s president Karl Slatoff during yesterday’s earnings conference call.

“During fiscal 2015, consumers can look forward to exciting next-generation releases from our NBA 2K and WWE franchises as well as other unannounced titles that promise to raise the bar for excellence,” Slatoff said, adding that the company’s fiscal year ends March 31, 2015.

With WWE 2K14 releasing in October of 2013, it’s safe to assume that WWE 2K15 will launch in October of this year, although the PS4 and Xbox One releases could see a later date.

Of course Bret Hart is not happy with his WWE 2K14 rating

Bret “Hitman” Hart – the former WWE Champion who claims he created the ladder match, doesn’t think Triple H is in the Top 1000 wrestlers of all time, and credits himself with shaping “Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s career – is unhappy about the 94 rating his character was given in the new WWE 2K14 video game.

He posted a photo of himself to his Instagram account earlier today along with the caption, “A 94 rating?”

If I thought Bret was humble enough to poke fun at himself, I would think he was being super meta and mocking his egomaniacal reputation.

But Bret Hart is too egomaniacal for that. You’ll be hard pressed to find a single interview in which Hart doesn’t put himself over. In his most recent interview on “The Steve Austin Show,” Hart calls himself an influence on the careers of pretty much every wrestler that competed after him.

I won’t discredit Bret Hart’s career, as he certainly had some great matches. He continually comes off as a bitter blowhard who thinks no one else is responsible for the success of wrestling.

As more time separates us from the “Montreal Screwjob,” Hart continues to look less like the victim and more like someone whose attitude and unwillingness to do business came back to bite him.

WWE 2K14 nWo Pack DLC available November 12

The first DLC pack for WWE 2K14 will be released on November 12, 2013. The nWo pack is available for $8.99 (or included with the season pass) and includes playable nWo-themed wrestlers Kevin Nash, Scott Hall, Curt Hennig, Randy Savage, Syxx and Scott Steiner. The Giant is also available on November 12th free of charge.

With this news, 2K has released an entrance and finisher video of Kevin Nash, which is embedded above.

Initial impressions of WWE 2K14


WWE 2K14 hit stores yesterday in North America and brought with it a new 30 Years of WrestleMania mode. I picked up my copy at around 2:00 ET and played for most of the day. Below are some initial quick impressions and I’ll have an in-depth review up once I’ve had some more time with the game.

• The gameplay is definitely improved from last year’s WWE 13. Even on normal difficulty, the computer opponent will put up a fight. I haven’t had a chance to pull off a new catch finisher yet, but it’s a nice addition.

• 30 Years of WrestleMania mode is awesome, especially if you’re a wrestling geek. The early ‘Manias have sort of a grainy look to them, complete with the old school graphics. 2K and Yukes have done a great job of recreating these WrestleMania moments with authenticity. I haven’t gone too far through it yet but I’m loving it at this point.

• The online issues that plagued WWE 13 seemed to make a triumphant return yesterday as the servers were inaccessible for about two hours, but 2K quickly addressed it. Once the servers were fixed, online mode worked like a charm. Navigating and downloading Community Creations, one of the biggest headaches of last year’s game due to server issues, was smooth and quick.

• There are a few weird (but not that major) glitches that I’ve noticed and I’m hopeful 2K Sports will address with a patch. First, occasionally during a title match (and maybe others but this is the one I’ve noticed most) the ring announcer will be gesturing and speaking during the intros, but there is no audio. This was especially awkward for my “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan v. Chris Jericho WCW Championship match in Universe Mode when they did the “big fight” intro.

A second glitch I noticed was a random YES! chant popping up during matches not involving Daniel Bryan. The first was in an exhibition bought between Razor Ramon and The Rock, and the second time in a Universe Mode match between The Rock and Randy Orton for the WWE Championship.