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WWE 2K returns to the ring in October

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CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKA? Another year, another annual release of specific games. As usual, you can expect Assassin’s Creed, Call of Duty and FIFA to trot out new versions of a familiar game, ready to sell to fans who never seem to tire of a specific formula. But there’s one other game that’s also getting the annual treatment. A game that smells of sweat, spandex and a ring announcer constantly hyping the WWE Universe. WWE 2K16 is the name of the game, and it wants to play. Insert Motorhead guitar solo here.

WWE 2K16 will arrive on October 27 according to publisher Take Two Interactive in a filing today. The game will hit PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One. There’s no word on a PC edition, but seeing as how WWE 2K15 got ported on over a couple of weeks ago, don’t count out the possibility of that platform not making it to the ring.

WWE 2K games have pretty much launched at the tail-end of October for several years now, especially under the 2K imprint. Last year’s WWE 2K15 was a slobber-knocker in the looks department. To a point of course, as the facial capture technology used to render amazing realistic likeness also highlighted a massive gap in performers who hadn’t received such a treatment.

The game wasn’t perfect either, as according to the Million Zimbabwean Dollar Man (That’s me!), the end result was:

A slick product, but on closer examination it hides numerous problems and flaws. It’s the game of tomorrow with the problems of yesteryear, a transitional game between platforms that feels like very little care has gone into crafting the ultimate simulation in sports entertainment. And that’s the bottom line.

Still, every year I hope for a new WWE game that’ll finally allow me to cross off No Mercy and Here Comes The Pain from my list of top wrasslin’ games? Will this be the year that WWE 2K16 delivers a game which looks, handles and feels great and doesn’t skimp on the features? Who knows. All I do know however, is that Bad News Bonthuys will return for that game.

Last Updated: May 19, 2015

19 Comments

  1. The only ring this game belongs in is shared with a GoPro…

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  2. Dutch-Trevor Matrix

    May 19, 2015 at 09:08

    Meathead Simulator 18.
    Mebbe if they included the Ricky Fighters and their flying H-Batt I would have considered getting this.

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  3. Admiral Chief

    May 19, 2015 at 09:08

    Lolwut?

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  4. Hammersteyn

    May 19, 2015 at 09:08

    Bad News Bonthuys has more tattoos than Amy Winehouse had

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    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 19, 2015 at 09:10

      Also better boobs…

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 19, 2015 at 09:19

        Whatever tickles your fancy I guess…

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        • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

          May 19, 2015 at 09:26

          I own nothing fancy that needs tickling.

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          • Hammersteyn

            May 19, 2015 at 09:27

            lol

  5. HairyEwok

    May 19, 2015 at 09:10

    YES YES DEGENERATION X!

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  6. Hammersteyn

    May 19, 2015 at 09:14

    “Get Roman Reigns over with the fans edition” that’s very funny.

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    • 40 Insane Frogs

      May 19, 2015 at 14:38

      lol, that’s a low blow!

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      • Hammersteyn

        May 19, 2015 at 15:01

        Not everyone here would understand the reference but it’s funny none the less

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  7. Lardus-Resident Perve

    May 19, 2015 at 10:07

    I’ll be waiting for your review, especially any news about CaW and career.

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    • 40 Insane Frogs

      May 19, 2015 at 14:41

      CAW and career! YES YES YES YES!

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  8. Lardus-Resident Perve

    May 19, 2015 at 10:09

    Seeing Bonthuys in that video – NO NO NO NO!

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  9. Tbone187

    May 19, 2015 at 12:41

    Wrestling personalities really have gone downhill,,,,Think of it, from Brett Hart and the ‘Taker to Shamus! Or is it that I’m now too old to appreciate the newbies on the scene?

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    • 40 Insane Frogs

      May 19, 2015 at 14:42

      We’re getting old bud, especially since we’re pining for Brett Hart and the Attitude era. Speaking of the newbies, I’ve found that NXT is a much better wrestling show than Smackdown and RAW combined. These days, I just watched NXT (and Vintage on ekasi).

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  10. 40 Insane Frogs

    May 19, 2015 at 14:38

    It never ends! When will it end? When will we be free of this? (And I used to be a fan of the series)

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  11. Ghost In The Rift

    May 19, 2015 at 21:43

    Got 2k15 on PC, but god how dull is that my career mode, and they removed make your own finisher mode, so i just smack rollins/brock around for the heck of it.

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