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WWE 2K Battlegrounds Brings Arcade Style Wrestling To Consoles Starting Today

2K brings WWE 2K Battlegrounds to retailers starting today and while the game is a callback to old school WWE arcade games I honestly think it is a welcome break from the WWE 2K and the simulation-based gameplay. WWE 2K Battlegrounds leverages fast-paced action, interactive environments, and over the top moves and power-ups to take your typical wrestling match to the next level.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds can be played in single-player mode, but it also has coop and competitive multiplayer modes that can be enjoyed online or on the couch with friends and family.

Players will have access to more 70 WWE Superstars, Hall of Famers and Legends will be available in WWE 2K Battlegrounds at launch, with more than 60 additional Superstars currently scheduled for future release via free** downloadable updates, including “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Ultimate Warrior, Ric Flair and many more. The deep and varied roster enables players to bring a myriad of dream battles to life, including Andre the Giant™ vs. Undertaker®, Roman Reigns® vs. The Rock, Charlotte Flair® vs. Beth Phoenix®, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin® vs. John Cena, Edge® vs. AJ Styles and many more.

They can also create their own custom WWE Superstars in the Superstar Creator with different body types and sizes, facial features, clothing, hair, and fighting styles. All Superstars utilize one of five class styles – Powerhouse, Technician, High-Flyer, Brawler, and All-Rounder – with each class having its own combat moves, strengths, and weaknesses. Arcade-style offensive and defensive power-ups, such as Flaming Fist, Ice Breath, and Earthquake, offer an additional dimension of strategy that can quickly change the direction of a match.

In addition to all the WWE Superstars at your disposal, WWE 2K Battlegrounds will also have an assortment of game modes and match types for you to enjoy, including King of the Battleground – an online, last-man-standing mode – and Battleground Challenge, where players take their customized creations from the Superstar Creator and compete in a series of challenges to unlock skill points, build up their abilities and earn cosmetic items.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds single-player Campaign Mode plays out in a comic book art style, where players team up with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and legendary advocate Paul Heyman™ as they travel the world in search of the next WWE Superstars. Online multiplayer matches bring players together worldwide, while time-limited Online Tournaments offer rewards and a wide range of match conditions.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is available in a Standard Edition for $39.99 and a Digital Deluxe Edition which includes  WWE Hall of Famer Edge®; all versions of “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, The Rock, and Ronda Rousey® unlocked at the beginning of play; 1100 bonus Golden Bucks, an in-game currency that can be used to unlock Superstars and cosmetic items.

Gamers can purchase WWE 2K Battlegrounds on PlayStation®4 system, the Xbox One family of devices, including the Xbox One X and Windows PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch™, and Stadia. Online cross-platform play is available too on Xbox One and Windows PC via Steam, Nintendo Switch™ system, and Stadia.

Will you be picking up WWE 2K Battlegrounds today? Let us know if you do in the comments or via social.