Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the ultimate showdown in the virtual squared circle! WWE 2K24 is ready to rumble onto your screens, bringing with it all the bone-crushing action and larger-than-life characters that have made wrestling games a beloved tradition. So, put on your spandex and tighten those headbands as we dive into the electrifying world of WWE 2K24!
But before we step into the ring, let's take a quick look at what this latest edition has in store for us. With its upcoming release date, the differences between editions have been unveiled, and boy, are they worth shouting about. From the current WWE roster updates to eye-popping graphical improvements, the game promises to deliver a knockout experience. And that's not all – brace yourselves for a series of DLC packs that will unleash both new and legendary wrestlers from WWE's rich history. Plus, get ready to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of the biggest extravaganza in wrestling history: WrestleMania!
Hold on to your folding chairs, folks, because we've got the exclusive scoop on all the editions of WWE 2K24. Prepare to be suplexed by options as we break down what each edition brings to the table.
March 8, 2024, marks the day of reckoning for WWE 2K24, when it graces multiple platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. However, beware! Some content might only become available after the release date, so keep your championship belts polished and at the ready. Pre-orders are already open, and you can secure your copy from various digital stores or your favorite game retailer.
First up, we have the Standard Edition, featuring the charismatic Cody Rhodes, who returneth to the WWE after a stint as the executive vice president of All Elite Wrestling. This edition comes in both physical and digital forms, but be aware, dear PC gamers, it's exclusive to digital via Steam. Priced at $59.99 USD for PS4 and Xbox One, and $69.99 for PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, the Standard Edition packs a punch with just the game itself. However, if you grab this edition before April 14, 2024, you'll also snag a redeemable code for a free month of Peacock, the home of WWE video streaming. And if you pre-order, you'll be treated to the Nightmare Family Pack of DLC bonuses, including the nostalgic "Superstar" Billy Graham and a groovy Dusty Rhodes from 1976. Oh, and did I mention you'll get three versions of Cody Rhodes? Talk about a tag-team extravaganza!
Next up, we have the Cross-Gen Digital Edition, a unique offering that allows you to own the game on previous-generation consoles (PS4 or Xbox One) with the option to upgrade to the shiny new PS5 or Xbox Series X/S version later. Sorry, PC players, no generational upgrades needed here. Priced at $69.99, this edition packs the same punch as the Standard Edition, including the Nightmare Family Pack.
Now, if you're hungry for more action, the Deluxe Edition is the one for you. It's the middle ground of WWE 2K24, offering everything in the Standard Edition along with a few extra goodies. Picture this: you'll receive a Mega-Boost and a Supercharger, in-game bonuses that'll take your wrestling prowess to the next level. The Mega-Boost grants you 200 attribute points to distribute as you please in the MyRISE career mode, while the Supercharger instantly unlocks all wrestlers available in the game. On top of that, the Deluxe Edition comes with MyFACTION Evo cards and alternate attires for the cover stars, the fierce Bianca Belair and the powerhouse Rhea Ripley. And wait for it, my friends – a Season Pass for all the game's DLC. That's right, five action-packed DLC packs are expected to be released monthly, expanding the roster with even more wrestling legends. And if you pre-order the Deluxe Edition, you'll jump into the ring three days early, on March 5, 2024. This deluxe experience comes in physical and digital forms, and it retails for $99.99.
But hold your breath, for we have yet to reveal the grandest of them all – the 40 Years of WrestleMania Edition! Prepare your wallets and tighten those championship belts, because this edition brings together everything from the Standard, Cross-Gen, and Deluxe editions into one colossal package. Priced at $119.99, this ultimate edition will make you feel like a champion. It includes the Nightmare Family Pack, three days of early access if pre-ordered, and all the Deluxe Edition bonuses. But that's not all, my friends! You'll be granted a free generationalupgrade to the PS5 or Xbox Series X/S version of the game, ensuring you can experience all the graphical and performance enhancements on the latest hardware. And to top it all off, the 40 Years of WrestleMania Edition features exclusive content that celebrates the history of WrestleMania, including a special documentary showcasing the most iconic moments from the past four decades of the legendary event. This edition truly encapsulates the spirit of WrestleMania and is a must-have for die-hard fans and collectors alike.
Now that we've covered the various editions of WWE 2K24, let's talk about what you can expect from the game itself. With its cutting-edge graphics and improved gameplay mechanics, WWE 2K24 aims to deliver the most realistic and immersive wrestling experience to date. From the moment you step into the ring, you'll be greeted by lifelike character models, meticulously recreated arenas, and dynamic crowd reactions that amplify the atmosphere of each match.
The game features an extensive roster of current WWE superstars, including fan favorites like Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, Seth Rollins, and Charlotte Flair, among many others. Each wrestler has been faithfully recreated with their signature moves, entrances, and taunts, ensuring an authentic representation of their real-life counterparts. But WWE 2K24 doesn't stop there – it also pays homage to the legends of the past, with a roster of iconic wrestlers spanning different eras, from The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin to Hulk Hogan and The Undertaker. With the DLC packs, you can expect even more legendary wrestlers to be added to the mix, making the game a dream come true for fans of wrestling history.
In terms of game modes, WWE 2K24 offers a variety of options to keep you entertained for hours on end. The MyRISE career mode allows you to create your own wrestler and guide them through the ranks of WWE, from their humble beginnings in the NXT developmental territory to main eventing WrestleMania. Along the way, you'll make choices that shape your character's story and engage in intense rivalries and alliances with other wrestlers, adding a layer of storytelling to your journey.
For those who prefer a more competitive experience, the game features robust online multiplayer modes, where you can challenge players from around the world in thrilling one-on-one matches or chaotic multi-person brawls. Whether you want to prove your skills in ranked matches or simply have fun with friends in private lobbies, WWE 2K24 has you covered.
And let's not forget the creation suite, a staple of the WWE 2K series. With an expanded set of tools and options, you can unleash your creativity and design your own wrestlers, arenas, championships, and even entire shows. Share your creations with the community and download content made by other players, ensuring that the game always offers fresh and exciting content.
In conclusion, WWE 2K24 promises to deliver a slam-tastic experience for wrestling fans around the world. With its impressive roster, stunning visuals, and a plethora of game modes and editions to choose from, it's shaping up to be the ultimate wrestling game of this generation. So, tighten those headlocks, practice your finishing moves, and get ready to step into the virtual ring when WWE 2K24 launches on March 8, 2024. It's time to unleash the slamming spectacle of WrestleMania XL!