WWE 2K23: Next part is official – with John Cena

After the first rumors and leaks, 2K has finally officially announced the next part of the WWE series and a real wrestling superstar is emblazoned on the cover.

Now it’s finally official. On March 17th, WWE 2K23 will finally be the next part of the well-known wrestling series, for PC via Steam, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S. Some players can even start a little earlier. The WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition and Icon Edition are slated to be available in Early Access worldwide on Tuesday, March 14, 2023, followed by the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen on final release day.

Cover athletes, Visual Concepts and 2K have also picked out a real wrestling favorite, namely John Cena, who is now celebrating his 20th anniversary as a wrestler. WWE 2K23 is set to feature various enhancements including a new twist on the 2K Showcase, the WWE 2K introduction of WarGames, and expansions for several popular game modes. Fans can also look forward to a full roster of WWE Superstars and Legends including Roman Reigns, “American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and more.

Here is an overview of the new features (manufacturer information):

  • 2K Showcase with John CenaDefeating John Cena in the ring is an achievement few Superstars can boast of. In any case, no new twist on 2K Showcase has seen players: step into the boots of some of Cena’s toughest competitors with one goal in mind: defeat the man who “never gives up.” In the interactive sports-entertainment documentary, Cena personally narrates his 20-year WWE career using 2K’s novel slingshot technique, which seamlessly transitions between gameplay and live-action footage to bring everyone’s crucial matches to life ;
  • war games: The fan-loved, chaotic, and action-packed WarGames make their debut in WWE 2K23, bringing heart-pounding 3v3 and 4v4 action for solo players or in multiplayer mayhem in two side-by-side rings surrounded by a double steel cage are taking care of
  • My GM: Now there are more GMs to choose from – but you can also create your own GM – plus more show options, multiple seasons, expanded match maps and more match types for up to four players: inside. Build a roster, manage budgets, sign free agents, choose from match types, arena locations, production elements and more – all with the goal of outperforming a diverse GM rival in weekly ratings competitions;
  • my faction: Now featuring online multiplayer action, the return of Team Building mode where players: Inside gather a roster of WWE Superstars and Legends to create their ultimate team of four. Players can now compete online with their faction for global dominance, or in Weekly Towers and Faction Wars, new themed map packs and objectives will be released throughout the year.
  • main story: Aspiring Superstars can step through the curtain onto the stage in My Story, make their WWE debut and make decisions that will affect the course of their careers. With individual storylines for the Men’s Division and Women’s Division and the ability to import created Superstars into themselves, players undertake a journey from humble beginnings as a rookie to becoming an immortal WWE Legend.
  • Universe: The ultimate WWE Universe sandbox puts players: inside the helm of their own version of WWE, from Superstar Rosters, Feuds, Champions to Weekly Shows and Premium Live Events! Updates to Universe include an overhauled story system and more.
  • Creation Suite: One of the most recognizable features of the WWE 2Kseries, the Creation Suite, returns with cross-platform community works. There is also the ability to design your own Superstars, GMs, Arenas, Entrances, Move Sets, Championships and more. The custom arenas are now playable online; The customization options have been expanded for self-created inputs.

There are four different editions of WWE 2K23: Standard Edition, Cross-Gen, Deluxe Edition and Icon Edition:

  • The Standard Edition is priced at €59.99 both digitally and on previous-gen platforms (PS4, Xbox One) and PC, and €69.99 on current-gen consoles (PS5 and Xbox Series X | S) be available.
  • The cross-gen edition will be available digitally for PlayStation and Xbox consoles at a price of €74.99. It includes the Standard Edition for both old and current console generations within the same console family and for the same PlayStation or Xbox account.
  • Priced at €99.99, the Deluxe Edition will be available both physically and digitally for PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One, and digitally for PC. The Deluxe Edition includes the Standard Edition plus the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack plus a Season Pass for all five post-launch DLC content packs, the MyRISE Mega Boost and SuperCharger; the Ruby John Cena My FACTOR Evo Card, Gold Edge My FACTOR, Emerald Bianca Belair My FACTOR, Gold Asuka My FACTOR, and three Basic Premium Launch My FACTOR cards. The Deluxe Edition will be available from March 14, 2023 – three days before the Standard and Cross-Gen Editions.
  • Priced at €119.99, the Icon Edition will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One and PC and will include original cover art by renowned WWE inspirational artist Rob Schamberger. In addition to the Standard Edition and all of the Deluxe Edition bonus content, the Icon Edition includes the Ruthless Aggression Pack, which celebrates John Cena’s 20-year WWE career with his early “Prototype” character, and “Leviathan” Batista, developmental rookie Versions of Brock Lesnar and Randy Orton and the John Cena Legacy Championship and WrestleMania 22 cards Among the additional bonus content is the Emerald Paul Heyman My FACTORY manager card and three Deluxe Premium Launch My FACTORY card packs. The Icon Edition will be available from March 14, 2023 – three days before the Standard and Cross-Gen Editions.
  • ‘Bad Bunny Bonus Pack’ Pre-Order Offer: Those who pre-order the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Digital Bundle will also receive the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, which includes Bad Bunny as a playable character and a Bad Bunny My FACTION card of the Ruby Tier* The Bad Bunny Bonus Pack is available in Deluxe Edition and Icon Edition upon release.

We watched Monday Night Raw this week, but this premiere Even Stronger showcase trailer comes with no information or a preview of WWE 2K23 gameplay.

WWE 2K23 – See John Cena | WWE 2K23 Official Cover Star

WWE 2K23 has finally been officially announced and with it the cover athlete, who will be John Cena this year.

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