Everything you need to know about WWE 2K17.
PS3, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox 360
Release Date:October 11, 2016
WWE 2K17 is a professional wrestling game that is being developed thanks to a partnership between Yuke’s and Visual Concepts. The game is being published by 2K Sports. This is the continuation of what has become a long-running series. The game was produced for the PS4, Xbox One, PC as well as the PS3 and Xbox 360. This is the 18th title in the series and the fourth that carries the WWE 2K title. This is a direct follow-up to WWE 2K16.
WWE 2K17 was officially announced on May 31, 2016 thanks to a reveal trailer. At the same time the game was announced, 2K Sports announced Goldberg is a character that could be exclusively earned by pre-ordering the game. On June 27, 2016 the development team announced Brock Lesnar would be the cover wrestler for this version of the game.
On July 14, 2016, it was announced WWE 2K17 would come with the ability to purchase an NXT Collector’s Edition. This collector’s edition includes wrestling star including Apollo Crews, Nia Jax and Shinsuke Nakamura. The company also said the collectors edition would come with a lithograph designed by Rob Schamberger and signed by Shinsuke Nakamura, as well as an 8-inch collectable action figure of Demon Finn Bálor.
In addition to those features, people who buy this collectors edition were told they would also be getting a set of trading cards,and the ability to get 50% more points in NXT when playing MyCareer Mode, and the Goldberg Pre-Order Pack that was previously announced.
While there are several stories that are included in the game, there is not one story that goes throughout the entirety of the game. Some of the stories that are featured in WWE 2K17 take place in various matches from the past as well as big time wrestling events. There is also the ability to set up certain wrestling matches that have never actually gone down before, though the stories in these matches are quite a bit more limited than some of the historical matchups.
There is also one mode, called MyCareer that allows players to start their pro wrestling careers from the bottom. The players are then supposed to work their way all the way to superstardom. In addition to the usual matches, there are interludes where players interact with NPCs in the game as the character they have created rises through the ranks.
WWE 2K17 is, as the previous games have been, presented with a third party point of view. There are several gameplay modes that are offered in the title and some of the modes are only offered in specific versions of the game on specific platforms.
Custom soundtrack and Create-a-story designer are only available on the older generations, on the PS3 and Xbox 360. Create-A-Video, Highlight Reel, and Create-A-Victory are features that are only available on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. There are several features that are only offered on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. Create-A-Video, Highlight Reel, and Create-A-Victory are three of these. There is also the ability to take fighting into the stands on the PS4 and Xbox One. There is also the ability to fight backstage that is only offered on current generation consoles and the PC.
There are essentially five different modes players of WWE 2K17 users can play. The first mode is essentially the quickplay mode. There isn’t much story or setup when players choose to go through this mode.
MyCareer is the mode that allows players to create a professional wrestler from scratch. Once a character has been created, players are encouraged to try and get that character to become one of the most popular and more successful wrestlers in the federation. There are matches to win as well as situations you will need to navigate through that will get players to where they want their character to go.
WWE Universe Mode is the newest mode to be offered in WWE 2K17. This mode would be considered a kind of GM mode in other sports games on the market. When playing this mode, users are able to direct when, where and how massive events such as the weekly Raw, Smackdown, and NXT episodes. Players are also supposed to be able to control how much drama and who is going to face off in these events.
Creations mode is a way for WWE 2K17 players to create and personalize their very own WWE star. In addition to the look of the wrestler, players can change up the offered move sets, entrances, championships, arena, videos that come along with the wrestler when players going into a match, and victory scenes. All of these can be changed and loaded into the MyCareer mode or just played in one of the other modes and then changed however many times the player wants.
The Online Mode is WWE 2K17’s multiplayer mode. This is where people who have tired of squaring off against NPCs can go online against other human players.
WWE 2K17 rolled out who was going to be included in the game’s roster bit by bit. When the game was first announced, John Cena and The Ultimate Warrior were the very first characters that were announced for the game. Over the course of the summer, 2K Sports revealed there would be more than 150 past and present wrestling stars included in the game.
The development team has said there will be even more wrestlers, as many as an additional 11 wrestlers will be allowed to be inserted into the game by people who purchase various DLC packs. A large roster of the wrestlers that are in WWE 2K17 are known as of October of 2016 though other names will only be revealed when those DLC packs are released throughout the year and into 2017.
Note: This wiki will be updated once we have more information about the game