WWE 2K15: 2K Showcase details announced
New York – 2K today announced details of 2K Showcase, the story-driven, single-player campaign in WWE 2K15, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Through high quality cinematics and historic WWE footage, players will intimately explore two notable WWE rivalries: the bitter rivalry between Triple H and Shawn Michaels from 2002 to 2004, as well as WWE 2K15 cover Superstar John Cena and CM Punk’s spirited rivalry spanning 2011 to 2013.
"The moment Triple H ended his longtime friendship with ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ by slamming him with a Pedigree was a defining moment in WWE history,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “No fan can deny the fierce competition marking the notorious battles waged between Cena and Punk. These two rivalries are firmly etched in WWE history, and 2K Showcase enables fans to take part in those memorable experiences."
2K Showcase will tell the epic history of the two rivalries through documentary-style video packages of classic WWE footage, authentic WWE Superstar commentary and cinematic cut scenes. In the 33 available matches across the rivalries, players will be tasked with completing a set of bonus historical objectives that will unlock new WWE Superstars, championship titles and alternate attire that can be used in all other WWE 2K15 game modes. With this wealth of unlockable content, players can recreate current rivalries or stage dream matchups between WWE Superstars of the past and present. Additional 2K Showcase rivalries will be made available via downloadable content following the game’s scheduled release on October 28, 2014, in North America and October 31, 2014, internationally.
"Featuring two of the biggest rivalries in WWE history, including my storied matches with Shawn Michaels, there’s no doubt our fans will experience the thrill first-hand through WWE 2K15," said Paul Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative at WWE. "2K Showcase brings WWE to life in a way our fans have never seen before through a video game."
To get the most realistic representations of Superstars for 2K Showcase and beyond, WWE 2K15 will feature full head scans for character models. For Shawn Michaels, that meant 2K actually bringing its scanning technology to HBK’s native Texas earlier this year to get the WWE Hall of Famer's likeness.
"To be a part of this game is an exciting thing for me and again, just very thankful to be a part of it," said Michaels. "As much as I try to keep up with the advancements, it's amazing what [2K does]. The graphics and the realness are nothing short of amazing and I'm excited to be a part of it."
Developed collaboratively by Yukes and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K15 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K15 is scheduled for release on November 18, 2014, in North America and November 21, 2014, internationally for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. Releases for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 will launch on October 28, 2014, in North America and October 31, 2014, internationally. WWE fans who pre-order WWE 2K15 at any participating retailer will receive two playable Sting characters at no extra cost on launch day.