WWE 2K19 has been officially unveiled with a release date and a brand new cover star – WWE World Champion and all around fantastic wrestler, the Phenomenal AJ Styles.
A press conference was held earlier this week to show off the new cover, with the man himself there to hype up this years iteration of the long running WWE video game franchise. On top of the cover star being revealed, a release date was also given of October 9th, with fans who pre-order getting access to the game on October 5th.
In more news, a Million Dollar Challenge was also revealed. Open to anybody who purchases the game, you’ll be able to compete online for a chance to challenge the real AJ Styles one on one in the video game. You’ll just have to beat a to-be-announced new mode in the game, submit a winning promotional video that shows why you will beat AJ Styles in WWE 2K19 and eventually compete one-on-one in WWE 2K19 against the Phenomenal One – and defeat him – to win one million dollars. Given the amount of time AJ spends on the road playing this franchise, that certainly won’t be an easy task.
AJ Styles, the face who runs the place and a gamer himself, was stoked to be gracing the cover this year:
“As a hardcore gamer and ambassador of everything it means to ‘Never Say Never’ in both my professional and personal life, it is a dream come true to be selected as the
“From Seth Rollins last year to Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar, I am honored to join this incredible list of past WWE 2K cover Superstars and put my own unique stamp on the franchise. Get ready to join me in the virtual ring, because WWE 2K19 and the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge will be nothing short of phenomenal!”
A Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition were also revealed, with more information on what will be included at a later date. Hopefully somebody in their marketing department creates a “Phenomenal Edition” of some kind, because if not that’s a serious missed opportunity.
WWE 2K19 will be released on October 9th on Xbox One, PS4 and PC.