The King introduces us to some familiar faces for this year’s game.
This year’s WWE entry in the video game world is going to look significantly different than usual. The regular WWE 2K series is on break after a disastrous technical version last year. In its place is the heavily stylized WWE 2K Battlegrounds. While it may look different, there will be a lot familiar for wrestling fans.
The latest trailer was unveiled at Gamescom Opening Night Live, and you can see it provided via IGN below. Old school fans will be familiar with the presenter here, as it’s Memphis’ own Jerry “The King” Lawler. King has provided commentary for the company for nearly 30 years and for many fans he and good ol’ Jim Ross were the voice of wrestling through the 1990s and early 2000s. He’ll provide voice over work here, alongside current NXT commentator Mauro Ranallo.
The trailer also focuses on the legends, of which there will be many within the game, such as The Undertaker as they clash alongside the newer wrestlers in the company, such as AJ Styles and Finn Balor. You can check it out below.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds releases for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Switch and PC September 18th. You can also check out the game modes that will be available, also presented with a familiar face to old school fans, through here.