WWE 2K24 is strutting down the entrance ramp and headed toward the squared circle. 2K Games announced this morning that the next iteration of the wrestling sim is headed to consoles and PC in early March.
The developer also showcased the theme for the 2024 version of the title. It will revolve around this year being the 40th anniversary of WrestleMania and will showcase the “Immortals” that have made an impact on the event throughout the last four decades.
As highlighted in the Finish Your Story trailer, Cody Rhodes will don the game’s cover when it releases on March 8. For the Deluxe Edition, former WWE Women’s Champions Bianca Belair and Rhea Ripley have earned that honor.
WWE 2K24 will incorporate a bunch of new features to separate itself from previous entries. This year’s Showcase mode is entitled 2K Showcase…of the Immortals and will highlight the biggest matches that took place at “the granddaddy of them all” over the last 40 years.
There are four new match types being implemented this year. These include an Ambulance Match, a Special Guest Referee Match, a Gauntlet Match, and a Casket Match. The latter of which can be spotted in today’s trailer with The Undertaker doing the dirty work, of course.
The devs say that there will be over 200 wrestlers to choose from in 2K24. They’re also promising better animations, “over 90% of facial expressions updated”, and the ability to finally transition the in-game camera during live gameplay. As for the dozens of other changes and additions, 2K Games has a full list of what’s included on its website.
The WWE 2K series as a whole seems to be on an incline. After the disaster that was WWE 2K20, WWE 2K22 got modest reviews. Then last year, Destructoid gave WWE 2K23 a solid 7.5. Let’s hope the series continues the upward trend toward a championship effort.
WWE 2K24 is set to release on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S on March 8. The Deluxe Edition will launch a few days earlier, on March 5.