WWE 2K15: John Cena Announced for Cover of New Video Game

Brian MaziqueCorrespondent IIIJune 30, 2014

John Cena celebrates his win during Wrestlemania XXX at the Mercedes-Benz Super Dome in New Orleans on Sunday, April 6, 2014. (Jonathan Bachman/AP Images for WWE)
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"You can't see me" is obviously just a catch phrase for John Cena, the most polarizing Superstar in the WWE. 

The world can not only see the new and 15-time World Champion regularly on WWE programming, but he will also be very visible as the cover star for the soon-to-be-released WWE 2K15, per 2K Sports.

Ladies and gentleman, courtesy of WWE 2K, the champ is here:

The image above is from the forthcoming PlayStation 4 version, but the game will be released for the Xbox One, Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 on Oct. 28.

The announcement came just one day after Cena outlasted Randy Orton, Roman Reigns, Cesaro, Sheamus, Bray Wyatt, Kane and Alberto Del Rio to win the WWE World Heavyweight title in a ladder match at Money in the Bank in his home state of Massachusetts.

Cena posted a statement on Twitter following his victory:

I'd say it's been an eventful few days for Mr. Hustle, Loyalty and Respect.

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Hulk Hogan reacted to Cena's win on Sunday night:

WWE and 2K Sports teamed up for the first time to develop last year's wrestling title, WWE 2K14. The successful publisher of hit franchises like NBA 2K acquired the exclusive rights to the WWE brand when THQ folded in 2013. 

Last year's title had some elements of 2K Sports' signature touch, but fans hope that WWE 2K15 will truly carry the qualities that has made NBA 2K such a major success.

There's reason to be optimistic.

Word has spread that the same facial rendering that made NBA 2K14 the early benchmark for graphical excellence on next-generation systems will be used in WWE 2K15.

Check out these tweets and images showing Cesaro and Paul Heyman in full motion-capture gear:

If the Superstars and Divas are rendered with as much detail as most of the players on NBA 2K14, there won't be any complaints about the graphics.

When you consider most of the WWE talent travels together, and that the roster is smaller than the player pool in the NBA, accurately capturing the wrestlers, managers and announcers should be an easier task.

We haven't learned of any specific modes to this point, but with a full gaming cycle to work on the game, it is hopeful that 2K Sports puts its spin on the franchise this time around.

Stay tuned for more information on the game leading up to release. With Cena on the cover, 2K Sports and the WWE have definitely given fans something to talk about.


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