2K will crown The Kingslayer as the face of its flagship WWE video game franchise.
“The Kingslayer will be gracing the cover of this year’s WWE 2K18 video game,” Rollins said to ESPN anchor Randy Scott.
Rollins, a two-time WWE Champion who currently competes on Raw, eagerly accepted his place in the exclusive fraternity of legendary Superstars who have appeared on WWE video game covers.
“Following in the footsteps of other WWE 2K cover Superstars — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Cena, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar — I now carry the torch and proudly represent a new generation of WWE Superstars,” Rollins said in a press release.
In addition to naming Rollins as the WWE 2K18 cover Superstar, 2K unveiled details on three different editions of its latest WWE video game. They are:
- The WWE 2K18 Standard Edition, which includes a physical or digital copy of WWE 2K18 as well as a pre-order bonus.
- The WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition, which includes all the Standard Edition benefits plus access to the WWE 2K18 Season Pass, bonus digital content and early access to the game four days prior to release.
- The WWE 2K18 Collector’s Edition, which includes all the Deluxe Edition benefits except the option of a digital download. However, players who pick up the Collector’s Edition will receive exclusive physical WWE collectibles.
2K will announce more information about these editions and bonus features this summer.
Monday’s major announcement by 2K also confirms that Rollins will be the first Superstar to join the WWE 2K18 roster of playable characters. Additional playable characters will be announced later in 2017.
WWE 2K18 is not yet rated by the ESRB and is currently scheduled for worldwide release on Oct. 17, 2017, on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.