The release of WWE 2K14 this October 29th has wrestling fans excited already, but the video game developers have added a new Phenom Edition to the series celebrating the career of the Undertaker, per 2KSports official website.
The limited edition version of the game features the standard edition of WWE 2K14, but it arrives in a tin coffin case adorned with The Undertaker’s symbol. Not only is the case unique and interesting, the rest of the package is just as worth the purchase.
What the Phenom Edition includes (via 2K Sports):
- Exclusive tin coffin box.
- Exclusive collectible art card personally autographed by Undertaker.
- Exclusive Undertaker “American Badass” playable character.
- Exclusive Undertaker-themed controller skin.
- WWE Undertaker – The Streak: Disc #1 (on Blu-Ray/DVD).
- Access to WWE 2K14 global pre-order offer: Ultimate Warrior playable character.
- Copy of WWE 2K14 video game.
The advertised price to pre-order this package is $99.99, per WWE.com, but to any true wrestling fan, that is worth every penny. The video game alone will be $59.99 from most major retailers, so the rest of the pieces in this edition cost around $40.
That’s a great deal.
Not only do the fans get the American Badass Undertaker and Ultimate Warrior playable characters, but the Phenom Edition also comes with a collectible art card signed by The Phenom himself.
That autograph alone is worth the asking price for many fans.
Add in The Undertaker-themed controller skin and first disc of DVD focusing on his WrestleMania undefeated streak, and there is little doubt that this will be a top-seller for the WWE and 2K Sports.
The Undertaker has been featured in many games for WWE over the years, but it’s great to see homage being paid to one of the greatest of all time.
While Vince McMahon and the officials calling the shots on the video game deserve credit for much of the hype around the release of WWE 2K14, 2K Sports should be commended for taking on this project late because of THQ’s demise and knocking this out of the park.
Instead of treating this as a second-tier release, 2K Sports has treated this like its NBA series of hit games and has gone all-in improving the latest release for the fans.
With the ode to The Undertaker this year, the marriage between WWE and 2K Sports should breed some very exciting projects over the coming years.
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