Latest News and Rumors Surrounding WWE 2K15 for Nov. 10

Ryan Dilbert@@ryandilbertWWE Lead WriterNovember 10, 2014

WWE Superstar Sheamus attends the WWE 2K15 SummerSlam Confidential Panel at Club Nokia, on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Todd Williamson/Invision for 2K/AP Images)
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The next generation is set to arrive for WWE 2K15.

After a collective eye-roll in response to the current-gen versions of the game, 2K will release the much-hyped game on Nov. 18 in North America and Nov. 21 internationally. Fans got a few more glimpses of the soon-to-be-released game. In the meantime, more negative reviews rolled in for WWE 2K15 on Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. 

News about the video game isn't all negative, though.

The roster adds one future Hall of Famer. The MyCareer mode looks tremendous.

If you bought the current-gen version and added some downloadable content, though, you won't be happy to hear what one 2K representative said.

Assorted Notes

Fan who bought DLC for either the Xbox 360 or PlayStation 3 versions of the game will have to pay full price for the next-gen extras. You won't be able to transfer it.

Marcus Stephenson of 2K informs fans of that, responding to a fan's question on Twitter:

Marcus Stephenson @stephensonmc

@JasonLeadbetter Apologies that you're not enjoying it, man! Enjoy the new experience! You do have to re-purchase the DLC, yep.

Attack of the Fan Boy's Damien Seeto provides a guide on how to perform a number of OMG moves. Seeto writes how to hit Sami Zayn's tornado DDT, Rob Van Dam's barricade kick and Roman Reigns' apron dropkick.

Reigns' signature move requires three stored finishers, so patience is key there.

Segment Next has you covered in terms of objectives. It lists and explains all of the Who Got NXT objectives as well as the ones for the 2K Showcase mode.

More Current-Gen Reviews

The latest batch of reviews provide further motivation to hold out for WWE 2K15 on next-gen consoles.

A large percentage of the complaints about the game center around its lack of improvement—and even its decline—in comparison to WWE 2K14.

Saas calls the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game "flat retreads of their forebears at best and stripped-down expansion packs at their worst." He writes that the controls are worse and creation elements are "stripped down from years past."

Potter has a similar view, writing that "the recycled gameplay and samey ideas present in the last-gen effort leave a lot to be desired."

The Who Got NXT mode, exclusive to the current-gen versions, didn't win over the critics, either. One major issue is that there is little to connect the matches the NXT star is battling through. 

Variant difficulty levels were an issue for Vore as well. He wrote that "the jarring difficulty levels are all over the place here compared to the more natural difficulty curve in the main 2K Showcase career."

And fans won't be happy to hear about the amount of glitches one is destined to run into. D'Argenio writes, "A.I. that will completely glitch out, match objectives that simply won’t register as complete for some reason, moves that falsely execute, random and sometimes hilarious clipping errors that result in faces going through crotches." 

The Voice of WWE

His inclusion won't be a cure-all for a roster many have said lacks depth, but it should be fun to have Paul Heyman in the mix. WWE Games announced that Heyman would be a part of the game:

WWE 2K18 @WWEgames

Ladies and gentlemen, his name is Paul Heyman (@HeymanHustle) and he's in #WWE2K15! READ: http://t.co/mTUgXGoCx9 http://t.co/bssjWQFutz

Hopefully, 2K Sports was able to accurately capture some of his masterful facial expressions at ringside. 

New Videos

A new behind-the-scenes video focuses on the MyCareer mode. It offers a look at the journey from the WWE Performance Center to WrestleMania for your created wrestler.

The clip shows Bill DeMott addressing a group of prospects and a created Superstar taking on John Cena and feuding with Daniel Bryan. It also shows a screen listing some of the skills one can earn in the mode, including being able to perform a double finisher and an apron superplex a la Cesaro.

This is one of the most enticing elements of the game, a way to play out the fantasy of becoming a Superstar. It's exclusive to the next-gen consoles, however.

The newest What a Maneuver video shows fans what Adrian Neville and Van Dam's signature moves look like on the next-gen versions of the game.

2K did well to capture Neville's Red Arrow. Van Dam's split-legged moonsault looks great, too.

For those wanting to add the likes of Finn Balor to the WWE 2K15 roster, Smacktalks has you covered. Its YouTube channel features creation formulas for Goldberg, NXT's Balor, Damien Mizdow and Evan Bourne

Once the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions of the game come out, players will be able to come up with customized wrestlers that look even better.

The upcoming release is where to get the upgrade in graphics and gameplay fans have been promised. The next-gen games are where 2K clearly put the bulk of its efforts. 


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