Publisher 2K and developer Visual Concepts had briefly and succinctly announced the return of the WWE 2K series in April 2021 – after that there was a period of rest. A feature list was released in November last year and indicated that more information would follow in January 2022. 2K Sports has kept its word: Not only was there the presentation of the new cover star Rey Mysterio, but also a release date: WWE 2K22 is scheduled for release on March 11, 2022.
The longtime fan favorite says: “It makes me incredibly proud to represent the culture of Lucha Libre as the cover Superstar of WWE 2K22. I look forward to sharing the stories of the big moments of my career with a passionate fan base and engaging with the people in a whole new way Connecting WWE players as they play through my 2K Showcase.”
“Throughout his career, Rey Mysterio has proven his staying power with multiple comebacks, cementing his legacy as a living legend of sports-entertainment.”, adds Alfie Brody, vice president of global marketing strategy at 2K. “With the same resilient spirit, WWE 2K22 strikes again with a host of improvements and community-requested features to allow for complete control of the WWE experience.”
It is 2K’s first wrestling game since 2019 after the series was put on hiatus in the wake of the disappointing WWE 2K20. It seems to have used the time well and presents a revised gameplay engine, fresh controls and improved graphics.
Two additions stand out in terms of game modes: The new MyGM mode allows players to take on the role of a WWE General Manager and create their own ultimate WWE roster. MyFaction, on the other hand, allows players to create their own dream faction and manage it with weekly events and regular updates to ensure plenty of challenge and replayability.
With MyRise you start your way to the individually designed Superstar: With the Universe mode and the improved Creation Suite, WWE 2K22 offers the possibility to customize the WWE experience down to the last detail. Take control of brands, major live events, match scores, rivalries and more, or create the ultimate custom superstar persona, arenas and championships. For the first time in the history of the series, you can also share your creations across platforms.
2K has more information ready on the official website. WWE 2K22 will be released for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStauon 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.
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