Gamers, get ready to salivate. The latest WWE 2K14 news gives a near-complete picture of the upcoming video game that, despite its imperfections, will be a joy ride.
2K Sports recently revealed the game's full roster. There are some notable exclusions, but there is also a long list of Superstars easy to get excited about.
Videos of gameplay are floating around the Internet, details about Universe mode entice even further and there's some good news for WWE fans in India regarding a special pre-order bonus.
Dive into the latest WWE 2K14 buzz like Rob Van Dam doing a Five-Star Frog Splash.
2K Sports released the full roster for the game last Monday.
The big names from the past had already been announced, as Goldberg, Razor Ramon, King Kong Bundy and Ted DiBiase were revealed appearing next to today's Superstars. The folks filling out the roster with this latest reveal were mostly filler like Tensai and Aksana.
The most exciting news is that The Shield will make their video game debut. The models for Roman Reigns, Seth Rollins and Dean Ambrose look excellent, as the developers nailed their ring gear.
Natalya was proud to be one of the few Divas who made the game's roster.
It's impossible to please every wrestling/video game fan, and the release of the full roster led to some complaints.
Some folks wondered why The Usos aren't included and why they are so few Divas. WWE 2K14's Divas division includes a total of seven women:
- AJ Lee
- Stephanie McMahon
Fans hoping for The Funkadactyls and others to join them have to hold out hope that those Divas will be available as downloadable characters. Otherwise, that limited rotation of female wrestlers will bore Divas fans.
Creative director for WWE games Cory Ledesma addressed fans on Twitter about why some Superstars were left off the roster.
Folks, the roster has to get locked down in March in order to get the game done in time. Lot of debuts since then. That's why we have DLC.— Cory Ledesma (@RealCoryLedesma) September 24, 2013
That explains why Bray Wyatt, Curtis Axel and Fandango didn't make it into the game this time around. Including a few of these guys as DLC would be a wise, appeasing move.
Should one pre-order WWE 2K14 just about anywhere, the Ultimate Warrior comes as part of the package. For fans in India, an additional incentive awaits the pre-ordering type.
While making an appearance in Mumbai, Ryback made a special announcement regarding the game, per GamingBolt.com. Indian fans who buy the game early will earn themselves a replica championship belt autographed by Ryback.
Judging by the crowd that gathered to see him at the mall, "The Big Guy" is big in India.
Move over, Great Khali.
Fans tuning into the 2K channel on Twitch.TV Monday had the chance to soak in details about the game's Universe mode.
The 30 Years of WrestleMania mode has dominated the WWE 2K14 headlines, but judging by what Aubrey Sitterson and WWE 2K14 designer Cristo Kyriazis had to say, the Universe mode is sure to impress as well.
Players can change the attire of Superstars in the mode, including the option of setting the attire to random so that John Cena, for example, enters each match with a different version of his ring gear. The rivalry manager system benefits from streamlining in general, allowing fans more control of ongoing feuds.
Of the most exciting additions is the ability to replace an existing pay-per-view with King of the Ring where the tournament is already set up to play.
Following the release of the roster, 2K Sports has begun to share videos of Superstars' entrances and finishing moves. This taste of the gameplay reveals the state of the game's graphics (very similar to WWE 13) and highlights the smoother, more natural movements of the characters.
Follow @WWEGames on Twitter to catch more of these videos as they come out.
As of now, the released entrance/finisher videos include: