WWE 2K23 was unveiled, and for some strange reason, 2K decided that the cover will feature a blank image instead of a wrestler. I’m joking of course. This year’s cover superstar is 16-time world champion and master of tacit invisibility, John Cena.

In terms of features, the biggest addition so far is the WarGames (WWE version) match type. The dual ring double cage match can be played in 3v3 or 4v4 single player mode or online. 2K also teases a “unique new version” of the documentary 2K Showcase mode, which of course highlights Cena’s career. MyGM returns in expanded form, MyFaction gets online multiplayer, and story-driven MyRise, Universe, and Creation modes are back. For the Creation Suite, custom arenas are now playable online and entrances have more customization options. Another railer that will share more information and gameplay will premiere on tonight’s episode of Monday Night Raw.

As for the roster, here’s the short list of Superstars confirmed so far:

  • Bad Bunny (pre-order bonus, see below)
  • Batista
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Cody Rhodes
  • John Cena
  • Randy Orton
  • Ronda Rousey
  • Roman rule
  • “Rock Cold” Steve Austin

WWE 2K23 comes in three versions, each with exclusive cover artwork as you can see in the gallery above. the standard edition runs for $69.99 on current-gen consoles and $59.99 on last-gen consoles. You can grab one too cross gen Edition for 69.99 that gives you both versions of the game within the same family of consoles. Additionally, those who pre-order the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundle will receive the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, which includes:

  • Bad Bunny playable character
  • Ruby tier Bad Bunny MyFaction card

The Doctor of Thuganomics flavor deluxe edition will set you back $99.99 and includes the Standard Edition plus the following extras:

  • Bad Bunny bonus pack
  • Season Pass for five post-launch DLC packs
  • MyRise Mega Boost and SuperCharger
  • Ruby John Cena MyFaction Evo card
  • Gold border MyFaction card
  • Emerald Bianca Belair MyFaction card
  • Gold Asuka MyFaction card
  • Three Basic Premium Launch My Faction Card Packs
  • Three Days Early Access (Starting March 14)

Finally, that Icon edition runs for $119.99. Featuring artwork from original cover art by artist Rob Schamberger, it features everything from the previous issues plus:

  • Ruthless Aggression Pack: includes early development versions of Superstars like John Cena’s “Prototype” character “Leviathan” Batista, along with rookie Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton
  • John Cena Legacy Championship
  • WrestleMania 22 arena
  • Emerald Paul Heyman MyFaction Manager card
  • Three deluxe premium launch MyFaction card packs

WWE 2K23 will be available for PlayStation and Xbox consoles and PC, and the full launch is scheduled for March 17th. You can read our review of last year’s game, WWE 2K22, here.

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