The New Face of WWE 2K18: The Kingslayer
Seth Rollins revealed on Twitter earlier Monday that he is the official cover for WWE 2k18. The Architect’s hard work finally paid off after his five-year main roster ascends at the very top of the ring. A two-time WWE champion and the company’s resident Kingslayer, Rollins’ selection seems surprising to others given how relatively new he is to the company. But for the past three years, he won championships, experienced betrayal, suffered an ill-timed injury and came back better than ever. After defeating Triple H at WrestleMania, Rollins sure is at his peak right now.
Breaking WWE Legendary Memorabilia
The trailer doesn’t show any gameplay, but it makes a huge impact. The trailer shows Rollins breaking into a facility filled with WWE artifacts and proceeds to break and burn the artifacts. Among them are Steve Austin’s ATV, Undertaker’s hat and coffin, Andre The Giant’s statue, Triple H’s skull mask, and Bret Hart’s glasses. It’s a package fit for a heel, but Rollins hasn’t played that role on WWE television for a while. Still, this piece grabs your attention and makes you wonder if it has anything to do with the game’s creative direction this year.
This is me putting my own spin on WWE history so to speak. The catchphrase for ‘WWE 2K18’ is to ‘Be Like No One.’ So it’s me just putting my foot through the door and not taking anybody before me.
It was an honor for me. I like sports games. I grew up playing Madden and some of the baseball games like Ken Griffey Jr.’s baseball game and R.B.I. Baseball. I like first-person story games as well. I can’t get into Call of Duty and third-person games. It makes me dizzy and crazy. But Resident Evil and Metal Gear Solid were my jams growing up. When I play Madden, I play at a very high level so it’s competitive. I’m currently in the fourth year of my franchise and I haven’t gotten to the conference championship game but I’m still building. We’re a young team, we’re coming around and sooner or later we’ll make our Super Bowl run.
Rollins becomes the first member of the Shield Faction to make the cover of a WWE 2k game. There’s no question, he deserves this honor.
The Standard, Deluxe, and Collector’s Edition.
There will be three versions of the game. A standard version and two special editions will be available. For now, WWE and 2K are only really talking about the Deluxe edition, which consists of a copy of the game with special packaging, the season pass, pre-order bonus digital content, and the Collector’s Edition digital content. Others will be revealed later this summer along with details of the Collector’s Edition. WWE 2K18 launches on October 17 for PS4 and Xbox One.
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