As usual, the Season Pass DLC plan for the upcoming WWE 2K release has been revealed prior to the game landing in stores. At times, the information rollout has been underwhelming, but this year's fleet of bonus content feels like a suitable addition to a game that already seems poised to deliver more than past WWE games.
The total cost of the Season Pass is $24.99, but each component is available for separate purchase for fans who don't see the value in purchasing the package deal.
All but one feature listed below comes with the Season Pass. Per a press release provided to Bleacher Report, here's a breakdown of the Season Pass DLC for WWE 2K16, which releases on October 27.
- Players will gain instant access to all unlockable content available in the game (excluding downloadable content).
This is ideal for gamers who don't want to spend the time going through the 2K Showcase mode to unlock all of the game's rewards. For me, part of the fun is actually completing the objectives in the single-player campaign, but for fans who are in a hurry, this is an essential part of the Season Pass every year.
MyPlayer KickStart (PS4 and Xbox One Exclusive)
- Players will gain instant access to boost created Superstar ratings and attributes in the game’s MyCareer mode.
Just like in NBA 2K, many gamers aren't willing to wait and develop their player into a superstar. They want a good amount of virtual currency to boost their player's ratings. VC doesn't exist in WWE 2K, but with KickStart, you'll be able to ensure your created Superstar starts off closer to the midcard than jabroni status.
This feature is not included in the Season Pass purchase.
- Playable WWE Legends: Big Boss Man, Dusty Rhodes, Lita, Mr. Perfect, “Rowdy” Roddy Piper and Trish Stratus.
Legends are a crucial aspect of any WWE game. The list of past Superstars and Divas that will be available in WWE 2K16 is an impressive one. The late Dusty Rhodes and Roddy Piper top the list, but it's also great to see Lita and Trish Stratus included as well.
Don't sleep on Mr. Perfect—who should have a pretty awesome moveset—or Big Boss Man. He's one of the most underrated heels in WWE history.
2015 Hall of Fame Showcase
- Playable matches include:
- “Macho Man” Randy Savage vs. Jake “The Snake” Roberts
- Rikishi vs. The Rock
- Alundra Blayze vs. Paige
- Larry Zbyszko vs. Arn Anderson
- Tatsumi Fujinami vs. Ric Flair
- The Bushwhackers (Butch Miller and Luke Williams) vs. The Natural Disasters (Typhoon and Earthquake)
- The Outsiders (Kevin Nash and Scott Hall) vs. Harlem Heat (Booker T and Stevie Ray)
Even more legends can be unlocked if you have the Hall of Fame Showcase. Truth be told, the list of performers that come from this addition is even better than the Legends Pack. The fact that they'll also come as an additional module within the Showcase concept is outstanding.
Though we can't take the inclusion of Randy Savage and Jake "The Snake" Roberts for granted, we've had both of them in recent games. The inclusion of Larry Zbyszko, The Bushwhackers, Alundra Blayze, Tatsumi Fujinami, The Natural Disasters and Harlem Heat is pretty impressive.
The only guys I wish were included that didn't make the cut are Kurt Angle and Goldberg. That said, the game's amazing creation tool and some talented Create-a-Superstar fans will likely fill that void quickly.
New Moves Pack
- Thirty-plus new moves, including the Corner Enzuigiri, Avalanche Ram, Sidewinder Suplex, Standing Crossface Chickenwing and Dragon Sleeper.
New moves don't get enough respect. They add authenticity and some variety to the experience when you're creating wrestlers. Sometimes a current WWE Superstar or Diva will begin to use a new move on WWE programming. If it's included in the New Moves Pack, it allows the gamer to keep their video game experience in line with real life.
Future Stars Pack
- Playable NXT Superstars: Samoa Joe, Diego, Fernando, Blake and Murphy.
NXT is red-hot. Including as many of the Superstars and Divas that are currently making their name in the developmental promotion is a wise move for the WWE. Industry veteran Samoa Joe is new to the WWE, but not to pro wrestling fans in general.
He's clearly the crown jewel in this group. Fans were initially worried that he wouldn't be included in the game, but he set minds at ease via Twitter prior to the release of the Season Pass details:
Hello everyone, for those wondering.... I'm on the way WWE 2K16 DLC And Season Pass http://t.co/UCNVm8ms1J— Samoa Joe (@SamoaJoe) October 7, 2015
There are only 18 days left until the game hits stores. These new details only serve to add to the anticipation.
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