2K Games Announce WWE 2K Battlegrounds Release Date

Launching September 18th on pretty much every platform.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

2K Games have announced that WWE 2K Battlegrounds, the arcadey take on wrestling that’s also serving as our annual game stand-in now that that WWE 2K21 has been cancelled, will be launching on September 18th for PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Google Stadia. Check out the trailer below.

The trailer shows up to four players competing across a variety of arenas and match types, with super-powered moves created a more hectic version of wrestling. This isn’t your dad’s World of Sport, that’s for sure. The trailer promises over 70 wrestlers to choose from, including current WWE Superstars and famous legends, with online and local play also confirmed. It will also feature cross play with other platforms.

Pre-orders are now live for the standard and Digital Deluxe editions of the game. The standard version costs $39.99/£34.99, and will include Edge as a pre-order bonus. The Digital Deluxe version will set you back $49.99/£44.99, and will also include Stone Cold Steve Austin, the Attitude Era version of the The Rock and Ronda Rousey, along with 1100 Golden Bucks with which to unlock new characters.

The pre-order listings also reveal some interesting information. For instance, the physical pre-order page for the Xbox One version reveals that the game will be playable on the Xbox Series X, hopefully meaning that we won’t have to pay extra like NBA 2K21. Nothing is mentioned regarding PS4 compatibility with PS5, but we imagine it’ll be the same deal.

On top of that, the Microsoft Store listings for both versions of the game reveal some more details about what to expect from WWE 2K Battlegrounds when it launches on September 18th, including that it’ll feature commentary from Jerry “The King” Lawler and Mauro Ranallo. Also, the game will feature a Story Mode with original comic strips, alongside Paul Heyman and Steve Austin, that’ll revolve around finding the next WWE Superstars. You’ll be able to battle “as unique and colorful new characters”, unlocking characters and arenas as you go.

All in all, WWE 2K Battlegrounds looks like it could just fill the gap left by WWE 2K21. So long as its better than 2K20, it’s fine by us.

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