WWE 2K Battlegrounds, the shakeup game announced to replace this years WWE 2K21, officially has a release date. The wrestling game, that looks to take a more arcade-like approach rather than simulation, isn’t that far off either. It’s just a mere two months away.
With an arcade approach to a wrestling game, it definitely makes for a more approachable experience for the players. Hell, even myself, who isn’t particularly a fan of wrestling but appreciates the soap opera levels storylines, is reeling at the idea of getting to chuck my foes into an alligator. You’re damn right I’d rain down thunder and lightning on The Rock.
As for what fans can expect in the title, it seems a fair amount. Aside from your typical and quick to set up exhibition matches, a career mode is on offer that follows the story of seven new WWE hopefuls, hoping to earn that sweet contract. On the online side of things, exhibitions and tournaments are also present but perhaps more exciting is the King of the Battleground game mode. This serves as an online, last-man-standing mode where a total of eight players will fight it out. Four begin in the ring, four wait out, waiting to be tagged in after an elimination. Can you make it out on top?
That isn’t even the start. Advanced techniques and skills can be unlocked and earned through your play, finding your own way to master the arcade game. As the trailer suggests, environments are totally bonkers and out there, spanning from a swamp bayou to an auto shop where you can beat up your foes with cars.
WWE Battlegrounds’ wrestler lineup is quite stacked too, combining a decent mix of legends and recent superstars. Current roster staples Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, Randy Orton and more join the fight, while Andre the Giant, Undertaker, Mankind, Shawn Michaels and more bring out the legends side. Yes, you too can create your own superstar wrestler.
Whether you’re a long-time wrestling fan or just a curious gamer, WWE 2K Battlegrounds isn’t a long wait off at all. It’ll arrive for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC and Google Stadia on September 18th. Are you keen?