WWE 2K22 Trailer Released During WrestleMania 37

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVApril 11, 2021

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - OCTOBER 11:  WWE wrestler Rey Mysterio speaks at a WWE news conference at T-Mobile Arena on October 11, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was announced that WWE wrestler Braun Strowman will face heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury and WWE champion Brock Lesnar will take on former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez at the WWE's Crown Jewel event at Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on October 31.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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With all eyes on WWE for WrestleMania 37, 2K Games dropped a teaser for WWE 2K22.

The 30-second video prominently features Rey Mysterio Jr. and includes a brief glimpse of game footage.

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#WWE2K22. It Hits Different 👊💥 More info soon… stay tuned. pic.twitter.com/ZvM7SV1aZ1

WWE 2K22 will be a return to the traditional formula after 2K Games eschewed a realistic simulation of in-ring action for an arcade feel with WWE 2K Battlegrounds.

The pivot came after the sales of WWE 2K20 were below expectations and the game itself was critically panned. 2K said in April 2020 it was shelving WWE 2K21 in lieu of releasing Battlegrounds.

This will be WWE 2K's first foray into the next-gen consoles, which might open the door for new features or game modes. Based on the series' past release schedule, fans should expect to see the final product in the fall.