WWE 2K23 release date set for March 17, featuring John Cena on the cover: Details
WWE 2K23, the latest installment in 2K’s annual professional wrestling video game franchise, just got a release date. Featuring 16-time World Champion John Cena on the cover, the game is set to release March 17 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X. Those who purchase the premium versions of WWE 2K23 will get three-day early access, starting March 14. shaped after iconic moments in his career.
Showcase WWE 2K23 2K
After charting Rey Mysterio’s career in WWE 2K22, the latest iteration sees players step into the shoes of Cena and take on his toughest competitors throughout his 20-year stint in WWE. This, in a sense, marks the second 2K showcase for Cena, who previously got a small feature in WWE 2K15 that focused primarily on his rivalry with CM Punk. This time, players can look forward to stepping back in time – its beginnings – and reliving those moments once again, as events seamlessly transition from gameplay to live footage, and back again. Of course, Cena will narrate the entire event, giving insight into his mindset during those key matches.
“It is a pleasure to tell the story of my career through the WWE 2K23 showcase,” Cena said in a prepared statement. “2K has done a fantastic job capturing and invigorating the WWE 2K franchise through this concept, and I’m honored to be on the cover of WWE 2K23.”
WWE 2K23 pre-order and editions
Pre-orders are now available on PC and consoles, with the standard edition offering the base game and a Bad Bunny bonus pack, which includes music star Bad Bunny as a playable character and a Ruby-level MyFaction card for the same. . The standard edition of WWE 2K23 costs Rs. 3,399 on PC (Steam) and Rs. 4,499 on the PS4 and legacy Xbox One. Meanwhile, on the PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, the basic version is priced at Rs. 4,999. The cross-generation edition of the same will be available digitally only.
As previously reported, the Deluxe Edition and Beyond grants three-day early access to WWE 2K23, which includes all of the aforementioned content plus a season pass to all “five” post-launch DLC content packs, MyRise Mega -Boost and SuperCharger, Ruby John Cena MyFaction Evo Card, Gold Edge MyFaction Card, Emerald Bianca Belair MyFaction Card, Gold Asuka MyFaction Card, and three “Basic Premium Launch” MyFaction Card Packs.
On all consoles regardless of generation or version (physical/digital), the Deluxe Edition of WWE 2K23 will cost you Rs. 7,499. On PC, it is listed at Rs. 5,699.
And finally, the Icon Edition compiles all the previous perks and adds returning versions of John Cena, Randy Orton, Batista, and Brock Lesnar, plus the WrestleMania 22 arena and the John Cena Legacy Championship. WWE 2K23 Icon Edition costs Rs. 7,999 on all consoles and Rs. 6,799 on PC.
WWE 2K23 Additional Features
WWE 2K23 introduces a new WarGames mode, which allows players to engage in exciting 3v3 or 4v4 single or multiplayer matches “inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double steel cage” – adds the press release. MyGM is also returning, allowing players to choose from a roster or create their own custom GM to assign budgets, sign free agents, and put on a good show.
Meanwhile, MyFaction mode has been extended to online play, allowing players to build their squad and prepare for world domination in Weekly Towers and Faction Wars modes. MyRise, aka Career Mode, also returns, allowing you to chart an existing or custom Superstar’s rise to glory from humble beginnings. And who can ever forget the hilarious Creation Suit, where you can create, search, and share your custom wrestlers for use in-game?
WWE 2K23 releases March 17 on PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series S/X. Those who purchase the Deluxe and Icon editions of WWE 2K23 get three-day early access, starting March 14.