After being barraged by backlash, feedback and whatnot, the WWE franchise took a year-long hiatus (the first of its kind for a yearly release project in recent memory) and it came at a much needed time.
Its last iteration, WWE 2K20, was the lowest-rated entry in the series that’s been a constant every year since 2005 and focusing on past-gen console and then-next-gen transitions plus MLB and NBA titles to also perfect, the WWE video game was abandoned for the entirety of 2021.
Now that all efforts can be invested into the future, 2K and company have returned to recreating the squared circle action in the video game realm and it’s not without its typical hype. From roster to release date, here’s everything you need to know about WWE 2K22, the first WWE game in two years.
WWE 2K22 release date
WWE 2K22 is set to release on 10th March 2022 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5 and Steam.
WWE 2K22 Roster
Despite teasing multiple superstars throughout its several trailers, WWE 2K22 has officially confirmed the following wrestlers:
- Rey Mysterio
- Randy Orton
- Kevin Owens
- Roman Reigns
- John Cena
- The Rock
- Big E
- The nWo
WWE 2K22: All editions
WWE 2K22 has four versions to offer and here’s exactly what’s in each of them:
- WWE 2K22 Standard Edition includes the base game, Rey Mysterio’s Starrcade 1996 pack and Supercard special edition cards.
- WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition includes the base game, Rey Mysterio’s Starrcade 1996 pack, Supercard special edition cards plus all future DLCs.
- WWE 2K22 nWo-4-Life Edition includes the base game, Rey Mysterio’s Starrcade 1996 pack, Supercard special edition cards and nWo playable versions of Hulk Hogan, Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, Eric Bischoff plus the nWo painted Heavyweight Championship.
The WWE franchise is set to make its triumphant return with much anticipation to discover what 2K has been working on and what they’ve been able to figure out after taking a break in a yearly title.
Whilst development and progress seems to be improved through stills and trailers, we all know media can be deceiving and won’t know the game’s full potential until we get our hands on the release and our boots in the ring.
Featured image courtesy of 2K.