Here are the Details for 2K’s Arcade Brawler, WWE 2K Battlegrounds!
A few months ago, following the news that we won’t be getting a WWE 2K21 this year after the woeful WWE 2K20, it was announced that we would instead get WWE 2K Battlegrounds. Details at the time were very scarce, as we didn’t even know what platforms the game would release on. Some even speculated that WWE 2K Battlegrounds might even be a mobile title. However, 2K has finally released details, a proper gameplay trailer and some new screenshots on WWE 2K Battlegrounds, as well as confirming that it is not a mobile title.
Developed by Saber Interactive, WWE 2K Battlegrounds is being described as an “arcade-style brawler” and will feature a campaign, online modes, character creator and customisation, over 70 WWE Superstars with more being added at a later date via free updates.
Exhibition matches can be played with up-to four players in the ring at any one time. The campaign will be played from the perspective of seven “WWE hopefuls”, created exclusively for WWE 2K Battlegrounds. The campaign will take you to various locations and arenas across the world and you will be mentored by the likes of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Paul Heyman. Other modes include King of the Battleground, where four players will start in the ring, with four more waiting on the outside in a gauntlet challenge mode. Online, you can play exhibition matches, as well as tournaments.
As the trailer clearly suggests, gameplay will be very over-the-top and looks to be very similar to that of WWE All-Stars which released back in 2011 and I found that to be quite an enjoyable game, if I’m being honest. You will use weapons, the environments and power-ups to defeat your opponents and the action will be called by Mauro Ranallo and Jerry “The King” Lawler.
Each playable Superstar will have their own unique style, skills, abilities and weaknesses. When creating your own character, you can not only choose their abilities, but also body types, sizes, features, attire and more. You can also create your own arenas too. There will be five class types, Powerhouse, Technician, High-Flyer, Brawler and an All-Rounder.
However, in typical 2K fashion, WWE 2K Battlegrounds will have in-game currency which is used to unlock Superstars and cosmetic items. 2K has pointed out that you can earn currency in-game, but what kind of grind that will involve remains to be seen.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds will have an RRP of £34.99 for the standard edition and £44.99 for the Deluxe Edition, which includes 1,100 Golden Bucks (in-game currency), as well as instant unlocks for “all versions” of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock and Ronda Rousey. All pre-orders will also gift you with Edge as a playable character.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds will release for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia on September 18th.