2K today announced that WWE 2K23, the latest installment in the WWE video game series developed by Visual Concepts, is coming soon to PlayStation 5 (PS5), PlayStation 4 (PS4), Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC via Steam .

Celebrating 20 years as a WWE Superstar, 16-time World Champion John Cena, Hollywood legend, record-setting philanthropist and WWE 2K23 Executive Soundtrack Producer, graces the cover of all editions of the game with three of his signature poses. Globally renowned musical prodigy Bad Bunny—Billboard's top artist of the year and one of the world's most-streamed artists of 2022—also makes his debut in WWE 2K.

WWE 2K23: Release in March 2023

WWE 2K23 features various enhancements to the series, including a unique new twist on the 2K Showcase, the WWE 2K introduction of fan-favorite WarGames, and expansions for several popular game modes.

Fans can also look forward to a full roster of WWE Superstars and Legends, including Roman Reigns, "American Nightmare" Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, "Stone Cold" Steve Austin and more. Incredibly realistic graphics, animations, camera perspectives and lighting, as well as intuitive controls and a new optional pinning mechanic support the immersive experience.

The WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition and Icon Edition are scheduled to release in Early Access worldwide on Tuesday, March 14, followed by the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen on Friday, March 17, 2023.

"I'm thrilled to be able to tell the story of my career in the WWE 2K23 Showcase," said John Cena. "2K has done a fantastic job of bringing the WWE 2K series to life with this concept and I'm honored to be on the cover of WWE 2K23."

“Like our cover star, John Cena, the Visual Concepts team didn't shy away from the challenge and proved that the quality of WWE 2K can't be beat,” said Greg Thomas, President of Visual Concepts. “WWE 2K23 adds so much more to the winning concept of the series. We're particularly excited to see how fans react to 2K Showcase and WarGames.”

All the features of WWE 2K23

WWE 2K23 comes up with many of the hallmarks of the series and also offers innovations and variants in the fan favorites:

  • 2K Showcase with John Cena: Beating John Cena in the ring is an achievement few Superstars can boast of. In an unprecedented new twist on 2K Showcase, players can step into the shoes of some of Cena's toughest competitors with one goal in mind: defeat the man who "never gives up." In the interactive sports-entertainment documentary, Cena personally narrates his 20-year WWE career using 2K's unique Slingshot technique, which seamlessly transitions between gameplay and live-action footage to bring the pivotal moments of each match to life to awaken;
  • WarGames: The fan-favorite, chaotic and action-packed WarGames enter in WWE 2K23 making their debut, heart-pounding 3v3 and 4v4 action for solo fans or in multiplayer mayhem in two adjacent rings surrounded by a double steel cage;
  • My GM: Now there are more GMs to choose from - but you can also create your own GM - plus more show options, multiple seasons, expanded match maps and more match types for up to four players. Build a roster, manage budgets, sign free agents, choose from different match types, arena locations, production elements and more - all with the goal of outperforming a GM rival in weekly ratings competitions;
  • My FACTION: Now featuring online multiplayer action, the return of Team Build mode allows fans to collect a cast of WWE Superstars and Legends to create their ultimate team of four. Players can now compete online with their faction for global dominance or in Weekly Towers and Faction Wars New themed map packs and objectives will be released consistently throughout the year**;
  • my story: Rising Superstars can step through the curtain onto the stage in My Story, make their WWE debut and make decisions that will impact the course of their careers. With individual storylines for the Men's Division and Women's Division and the ability to import custom Superstars, players will take a journey from humble beginnings as a rookie to becoming an immortal WWE Legend;
  • World: The ultimate WWE Universe sandbox puts fans in control of their own version of WWE, from Superstar Rosters, Feuds, Champions to weekly shows and Premium Live Events! Updates to Universe include an overhauled story system and more;
  • Creation Suite: One of the most famous features of the WWE 2Kseries, the Creation Suite, returns with cross-platform community works. There is also the ability to design your own Superstars, GMs, Arenas, Entrances, Move Sets, Championships and more. The custom arenas are now playable online; the customization options have been expanded for self-created entrances.
WWE 2K23-Editions and pre-order bonuses

There are four different editions of WWE 2K23: Standard Edition, cross gen, Deluxe Edition, Und Icon edition:

  • The Standard Edition will be available both physically and digitally on previous-gen platforms (PS59,99, Xbox One) and PC at a price of 4 euros and on current-gen consoles (PS69,99 and Xbox Series X|S) at a price of 5 euros. to be available;
  • The cross genEdition will be available digitally for PlayStation and Xbox consoles for €74,99. It contains the Standard Edition for the old and current generation of consoles within the same console family and for the same PlayStation or Xbox account;
  • The Deluxe Edition will be available both physically and digitally for PS99,99, PS4, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and digitally for PC, priced at €5. the Deluxe Edition includes the Standard Edition as well as the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack plus a Season Pass for all five post-launch DLC content packs, the MyRISE Mega Boost and supercharger; the Ruby John Cena My FACTOR Evo Card, Gold Edge My FACTOR, Emerald Bianca Belair My FACTOR, Gold Asuka My FACTOR, and three Basic Premium Launch My FACTOR cards. the Deluxe Edition will be available from March 14, 2023 – three days before Standard and Cross-Gen Edition!
  • The Icon edition will be available for PS119,99, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC, priced at €5, and includes original cover art by renowned WWE-inspired artist Rob Schamberger. In addition to Standard Edition and all bonus content of the Deluxe Edition contains the Icon edition the Ruthless Aggression Pack, which celebrates John Cena's 20-year WWE career with his early "Prototype" character, as well as "Leviathan" Batista, developmental rookie versions of Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton, and the John Cena Legacy Championship and WrestleMania 22- Among the additional bonus content is the Emerald Paul Heyman My FACTORY manager card and three Deluxe Premium Launch My FACTORY card packs. the Icon edition will be available from March 14, 2023 – three days before Standard and Cross-Gen Edition!
  • 'Bad Bunny Bonus Pack' pre-order offer: Pre-order: inside the Standard Edition and the Cross-Gen Digital Bundles Also receive the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, which includes Bad Bunny as a playable character and a Ruby-level Bad Bunny My FACTION card.* The Bad Bunny Bonus Pack will be available in the Deluxe Edition and Icon edition.

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