The anticipation surrounding the latest installment in the iconic wrestling video game series has been electrifying, and 2K has just turned up the excitement with the first gameplay trailer for WWE 2K24.
This sneak peek offers fans a tantalizing look at what promises to be an immersive wrestling experience, complete with new match types, a celebration of WrestleMania’s storied history, and an extensive roster of over 200 Superstars.
A Glimpse into the Ring
The trailer showcases several thrilling moments, including a gripping Ambulance Match between Roman Reigns and LA Knight. This match type demonstrates the depth of strategy and action players can expect, as they work to weaken their opponent enough to stuff them into an ambulance, engaging in a minigame to slam the doors shut and send them off to the ‘nearest medical facility.’ This gameplay mechanic adds a layer of excitement and challenge, capturing the drama of WWE matches.
Equally compelling is the footage of a Casket Match featuring legends The Undertaker and Shawn Michaels, which appears to employ similar mechanics to the Ambulance Match but with the added macabre twist of sealing your opponent in a casket. This addition is a nod to the dark theatrics and intense rivalries that have defined The Undertaker’s illustrious career.
The trailer also offers glimpses of the 2K Showcase of the Immortals, an homage to 40 years of WrestleMania. This feature is particularly enticing for long-time fans of WWE, offering the chance to relive iconic moments such as the Shawn Michaels vs Razor Ramon Ladder Match from WrestleMania X. The Showcase promises a deep dive into the history and evolution of this premier wrestling event, potentially allowing players to step into the boots of their favorite wrestlers during some of the most memorable matches in WWE history.
Star-studded Roster and What’s Next
Not to be overlooked is the sheer breadth of the game’s roster, highlighted by appearances from John Cena, Rhea Ripley, Rey Mysterio, Ultimate Warrior, Triple H, and many others in the trailer. The inclusion of a Special Guest Referee match type, featuring Randy Orton, Solo Sikoa, and Kevin Owens, hints at the variety and depth of gameplay options available, ensuring that WWE 2K24 will offer something for every type of WWE fan.
With the release date set for March 5, 2K promises more details on the horizon, including deeper dives into match types, the 2K Showcase, roster reveals, and the identity of a special guest. This rollout strategy keeps the community engaged and builds anticipation for what is shaping up to be a robust and thrilling addition to the WWE 2K franchise.