WWE 2K14: Expanded Arena Types Open Up Presentation Possibilities
The newest tidbit of information from WWE 2K14 creative director Cory Ledesma centers around arena types. The details were given in reference to the 30 Years of WrestleMania single-player campaign mode.
In total, there will be seven, per a recent tweet from Ledesma.
Incorporating venues of varying sizes not only allows the game to accurately recreate the classic WrestleMania matches that are featured in the mode, but it also gives gamers a chance to get more creative when creating arenas.
The Create-an-Arena mode hasn't officially been announced for WWE 2K14. In fact, not much information has been given about the creation suite to this point, but that is usually one of modes discussed closer to release. Considering the Create-an-Arena option has been included in the last few WWE games, it seems safe to assume it will return in this year's version.
Ledesma even followed up the previous tweet with more clarification about the expanded arenas.
To expand on my previous #WWE2K14 tweet, the WrestleMania arenas are unlockable and useable in other game areas similar to previous years.— Cory Ledesma (@RealCoryLedesma) August 30, 2013
This supports the concept that gamers will be able to use the recreated arenas in other modes. But here's to hoping the elements and characteristics of the new arenas can be incorporated in Create-an-Arena.
With the inclusion of indoor and outdoor football stadiums, recreating other large arenas will be amazing. WrestleMania 30 is set for the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. If the venue isn't already included, it would seem the elements necessary to create it are in place.
That's just an example of an existing arena. There are mounds of fictional arenas gamers could create. In previous years I've seen everything from a Harley Davidson-inspired arena to an outdoor arena that looked like a ranch.
With the Community Creations functionality drastically improved in WWE 13, the accessibility shouldn't be an issue.
WWE 2K14 will be released Oct. 29 for Xbox 360 and PS3. Stay tuned for more information about the game in the weeks leading up to release.
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