Latest News and Rumors Surrounding WWE 2K14 for Oct. 7
As it nears time to tighten our virtual boots, the WWE 2K14 news has gotten a lot more concrete and visual.
Videos dominate the latest on the upcoming WWE video game. A new trailer shows us more gameplay, and a new set of Superstars' entrances and finishers are making their rounds on the Internet.
Add to that some fun additions to the creation suite, and there is much to get excited about before the game hits stores on Oct. 29 in North America and Nov. 1 in Europe.
From seeing The Shield in pixel form to WWE 2K14 capturing the essence of Ric Flair's entrance, here is the latest news surrounding the game.
The latest WWE 2K14 trailer does well to hype the game.
The video showcases The Shield, Goldberg, AJ Lee, Daniel Bryan and others in action, either sauntering down to the ring or kicking heads in once between the ropes. The Rock flexing after hitting a spinebuster looks awesome, as does Batista's powerbomb.
A mix of 30 Years of WrestleMania mode and standard play are shown off here.
Some fans may choose to nitpick, citing a lack of improvement with the graphics. Sure, Edge's hair looks stiff and Mick Foley looks a bit too much like a vagrant, but the movement shown is fluid and the midair finishers will certainly be a blast to use.
Creation Suite Additions
One of the most engrossing elements of any WWE game is the creation suite.
It's a chance for fans to construct their wrestling fantasies and exercise control over the WWE that none of us will ever have. WWE 2K14 has added some fun elements to this part of the gaming experience.
Aubrey Sitterson and Bryan Williams went over all the most enticing additions to the creation suite in this presentation via the 2K Twitch channel. What those gentlemen covered includes customizable entrance attires within Superstar threads, more attires, more arenas and the ability to create and design new championships.
2K Sports has been slowly adding info to the WWE 2K14 roster page, including the ratings of a number of Superstars. Info on the game's entire roster isn't up yet, but here's a look at some of the recently added ratings.
- John Cena: 95
- Retro John Cena: 93
- Chris Jericho: 90
- Retro Chris Jericho: 89
- Alberto Del Rio: 89
- Damien Sandow: 87
- Kane: 91
- Ric Flair: 90
It appears, then, that Jericho has improved with age, which matches reality, and that Ric Flair's reputation and legacy affords him a high rating even though he was past his prime at the point the game captures his likeness.
No word yet on how Ryback's rating compares to Goldberg's.
More Entrance Videos
The WWE Games YouTube channel is continually getting new entrance and finisher videos.
The Flair video does an excellent job in capturing the pageantry of his entrance; it's easy to get sucked in, button-mashing fingers at the ready. Be sure to look for the next line of clips that roll out.
It'll be interesting to see how funky they make Brodus Clay's entrance and how well the developers capture the intensity of Brock Lesnar's.