MyCareer to make its debut in WWE 2K15
ORLANDO, Fla. — What would the next generation of WWE video games be without the next generation of WWE Superstars? Thankfully, the WWE Universe won’t have to find out.
During a press event on Sept. 25 at the WWE Performance Center in Orlando WWE and 2K announced that WWE 2K15 will include the debut of MyCareer. The new feature adds a comprehensive career mode to the highly anticipated game, providing players with the opportunity to enter WWE on the virtual ground floor before fighting their way into the sports-entertainment spotlight.
In MyCareer, grappling gamers will study the ways of the squared circle by completing a virtual training regimen led by WWE Performance Center head coach Bill DeMott. Should gamers show promise in their training and manage to stay on DeMott’s good side, they will then be invited to compete for a spot on the WWE NXT roster against the likes of
MyCareer should supply gamers with a truly immersive WWE challenge that’s already considered a crowning achievement by The King of Kings himself.
“A lot of hard work has been put into [WWE 2K15] to make it incredible for the next generation of video game consoles,” Triple H said. “You've seen it yourself, from the gameplay to the graphics, from the audio to the presentation, this is the most comprehensive WWE video game experience ever.”
Of course, the realism of MyCareer already feels surreal to the NXT Superstars who will be making their video game debut in WWE 2K15. One such competitor, Sami Zayn, felt awestruck from his first look at the new mode.
“When 2K came to the WWE Performance Center and I got to see the graphics and the gameplay, seeing the WWE Performance Center on screen in a video game world blew my mind,” Zayn said to WWE.com. “Right down to Bill DeMott at ringside, coaching you, getting in your head. I mean, I couldn't believe it.”
“[F]rom the audio to the presentation, this is the most comprehensive WWE video game experience ever.”Zayn wasn’t the only NXT stalwart to react to the authenticity of WWE’s developmental efforts in MyCareer. Upon observing how the new mode may require as much dedication as actually training in WWE NXT, Corey Graves felt compelled to offer the only strategy guide that will help players prevail in WWE 2K15.
“Don't quit,” Graves said to WWE.com. “Period. That's it. You're gonna want to; it's gonna be tough … You're gonna get bad news, but you can't ever give up.”
WWE 2K15 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. WWE 2K15 is scheduled for release on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Oct. 28, 2014, in North America and Oct. 31, 2014, internationally. In addition, releases for the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are currently scheduled for release on Nov. 18, 2014, in North America and Nov. 21, 2014, internationally.
2K Announces MyCareer Details for WWE® 2K15
First-ever comprehensive career mode in WWE video game history takes players
on the journey from prospective WWE Superstar to WWE World Heavyweight Champion
New York, NY – September 30, 2014 – 2K today announced additional details for MyCareer in WWE® 2K15, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Making its debut as the first comprehensive, career-driven mode in WWE games history, MyCareer will take players through the life of a prospective WWE Superstar, allowing them to experience the journey of being a rookie and working toward the ultimate goal of winning the WWE World Heavyweight Championship.
Players will begin MyCareer by taking characters they create in WWE 2K15’s Creation Suite to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida. While there, they will be trained by former WWE Superstar and WWE Performance Center head coach Bill DeMott, as they navigate a series of objectives. Successful completion of the objectives will lead players to compete at NXT, WWE’s developmental system for rising young talent, where they will continue with matches and new objectives. At NXT, they will encounter a roster of new and future WWE Superstars, including Rusev, Bo Dallas, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Corey Graves, all of whom will also be available as playable characters.
After mastering their skills in NXT, players will move up to WWE’s main roster, where General Manager Vickie Guerrero will set matches and keep her Superstars focused through ultimatums designed to gain bonus rewards. Players will develop alliances and rivalries while competing to win spots on WWE pay-per-view events and flagship shows like Monday Night Raw® and SmackDown®. They will also compete for the United States Championship and Intercontinental Championship. Successful players will make their way to SummerSlam® and WrestleMania®, where the WWE World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line as the top MyCareer prize.
Decisions made throughout the WWE developmental process, including alliances, rivalries and social media interactions, will impact player personality traits and crowd reactions. As players progress throughout the mode, they will also have opportunities in-game to upgrade their attributes, acquire new abilities, skills and moves, earn new clothing and unlock managers. These decisions, along with a player’s win/loss record, will lead to multiple branching storylines, surprises, twists and turns that offer significant replay value to explore different career paths.
“MyCareer is a mode beloved by our NBA 2K fans and is a perfect fit for WWE 2K15,” said Greg Thomas, President at Visual Concepts. “We are eager to deliver a comprehensive career mode experience for the first time and consider its inclusion a critical step forward for the franchise.”
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K15 is rated T for Teen by the ESRB. WWE 2K15 is scheduled for release on the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally. In addition, releases for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, are currently scheduled for release on November 18, 2014 in North America and November 21, 2014 internationally. Fans who pre-order WWE 2K15 at any participating retailer will receive two playable Sting characters at no extra cost on launch day.