WWE 2K17 NXT Edition announced, detailed

2K games announced the Collector’s edition for WWE 2K17 today dedicated to the ever growing popularity of the WWE’S NXT brand aptly titled the NXT Edition. Limited to only 50,000 copies worldwide and highlighting a new era of stars that shine in NXT. The WWE 2K17 NXT Edition will be made available exclusively for the PS4 and XBOX ONE game consoles for a retail price of $99.99.

Contents of the WWE 2K17 NXT Edition

The WWE 2K17 NXT Edition is set to include the following:

Copy of WWE 2K17 video game;

Exclusive premium packaging;

NXT Enhancement Pack:

  • Playable NXT Superstars: Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax and Apollo Crews;
  • 50 percent boost in points earned for a player’s MyCareer Superstar while in NXT;

Exclusive Canvas 2 Canvas lithograph designed by WWE artist Rob Schamberger and autographed by NXT Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura;

Exclusive eight-inch “Demon” Finn Bálor collectible figurine;

Exclusive Topps NXT TakeOver: London Mat Relics Card:

  • All cards will include a piece of authentic ring canvas from the event;
  • All cards will feature one of 14 featured Superstars from event;
  • Each Superstar’s card will have one of 10 different rarity levels;

Goldberg Pack: access to two playable versions of legendary WCW® and WWE star Bill Goldberg, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas.

Roster cards for Apollo Crews, Shinsuke Nakamura and Nia Jax

Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 11, 2016 for the PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Consumers who pre-order WWE 2K17 at any participating retailer will receive two playable characters of legendary WCW and WWE star Bill Goldberg, well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, at no extra cost on launch day. For more information on WWE 2K17 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K17 or subscribe on YouTube.

Not a huge surprise considering 2K games does this every year but it’s a bit baffling as to why new and exciting superstars such as Shinsuke Nakamura will be available as DLC as opposed to being included in the base game by default, still not the least bit surprising as they seem to do it every year but one can wish to the way things were done in eras gone by,oh well maybe im wrong? But judging by the past enteries into the WWE 2K Series,this may very well seem to be the case.

WWE 2K17 releases on October 11th 2016 for the PS4, XBOX ONE, PS3 and XBOX 360 game consoles.


WWE 2K17 Cover Superstar Revealed

And it’s none other than the Beast incarnate himself, the Conquer and the master of the Suplex City Brock Lesnar.

2K games announced on Monday that Former UFC and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar will be gracing the cover of WWE 2K17 when it releases this October. WWE Superstar Brock Lesnar joins an impressive list of Other Superstars who have been featured on the cover of past videogames in the Franchise, the likes of John Cena, the Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin. This is also Brock Lesnar’s first solo appearance on the cover of a WWE videogame.


So now via this announcement Brock Lesnar joins the likes of the already announced John Cena, the Ultimate Warrior and Sasha Banks plus let’s not forget, the pre-order Bonus Superstar Goldberg which brings the tally to 5 Superstars confirmed to be included in the game so far.The Beast Brock Lesnar commented on the announcement on Twitter which you can see as follows.


For those who pre-order, The WWE Universe can now finally settle the score and have a rematch between Goldberg and Brock Lesnar, they last faced off at WrestleMania XX but now those who pre-order can now have a much more satisfying conclusion.

Below is the press release of the announcement.


“Welcome to Suplex City” – 2K Announces Brock Lesnar® as WWE® 2K17 Cover Superstar 
Four-time WWE® World Heavyweight Champion, former UFC® Heavyweight Champion and decorated NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion to eat, sleep, conquer and repeat as flagship WWE video game franchise ambassador 

New York, NY – June 27, 2016 – 2K today announced Brock Lesnar® as the cover Superstar for WWE® 2K17, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Best known for his unparalleled accomplishments in WWE®, UFC®, NCAA Division I wrestling and more, Lesnar’s work ethic, intensity and attitude have made him a prolific sports and entertainment fixture for more than 16 years. In addition, the “Unbeatable, Incumbent Mayor of Suplex City” will usher in WWE 2K17’s worldwide marketingcampaign, inviting fans to explore a new side of Lesnar’s inspired world while learning more about the video game. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 11, 2016 for the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, as well as Xbox One and Xbox 360. 

“My career has been defined by dominating every opportunity presented to me,” said Brock Lesnar. “I am excited for my newest opportunity representing WWE 2K17 as the franchise’s ambassador and honored to serve as the WWE 2K17 cover Superstar.” 

Coming off an impressive collegiate wrestling career for the University of Minnesota, where he became the NCAA Division I Heavyweight Champion his senior year, Lesnar made his WWE debut in 2002 and was quickly nicknamed “The Next Big Thing” by his advocate, Paul Heyman. Later that year, he became the youngest WWE World Heavyweight Champion in company history, at age 25, by defeating Dwayne “The Rock®” Johnson at SummerSlam®. Lesnar later won two additional WWE World Heavyweight Championships and had notable rivalries with WWE Superstars Undertaker®, John Cena® and Big Show®, among others. Lesnar’s first stint with WWE concluded at WrestleMania® 20 in 2004, where he was defeated by Bill Goldberg, the focus of WWE 2K17’s pre-order bonus content. 

Following his WWE departure, Lesnar explored an NFL career following interest from the Minnesota Vikings. He also fought for several mixed martial arts promotions before signing a deal with UFC in 2007. Lesnar quickly became one of the organization’s biggest stars. During his time with UFC, Lesnar became UFC Heavyweight Champion; he tied a UFC record for the most consecutive successful Heavyweight Championship title defenses and headlined one of the highest-selling and most prominent pay-per-view events in UFC history. 

Lesnar returned to WWE in 2012 and has made a relentless, unwavering impression since stepping foot back inside the ring. Alongside renewing old rivalries, Lesnar shocked the WWE Universe at WrestleMania 30 by defeating Undertaker and ending his legendary 21-0 WrestleMania win streak. At SummerSlam in 2014, Lesnar won his fourth WWE World Heavyweight Championship by defeating John Cena and delivering 16 of his signature German suplexes throughout the match. Suplex City then became pop-culture lexicon across WWE live events, traditional and social media, merchandise, lyrics, memes and more. 

“Ladies and gentlemen, my client has truly conqueredeverything in his path, and unleashing Suplex City through WWE 2K17 will be no different,” said Paul Heyman. “As the advocate for Brock Lesnar, I can assure you his embodiment of unadulterated excellence, combined with a Beast’s desire to CONQUER all platforms in the gaming world, will make for a video game and supporting campaign that fans will embrace and absolutely cannot ignore this year.” 

“Brock Lesnar’s unmistakable talent, no-holds-barred mentality and unequivocal determination perfectlycomplement 2K’s commitment to authentically represent WWE at the absolute highest level,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “With Suplex City as the ultimate backdrop and the ‘Beast Incarnate’ in charge, WWE 2K17 will come to life with an incredibleroster and to-be-announced features like never before.” 

Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on the PS4™ and PS3™ systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 11, 2016. Consumers who pre-order WWE 2K17 at any participating retailer will receive two playable characters of legendary WCW® and WWE star Bill Goldberg, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, at no extra cost on launch day. For more information on WWE 2K17 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K17 or subscribe on YouTube. 

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First Three Roster member’s Revealed for WWE 2K17

At Tuesday’s E3 event, the first three superstars in upcoming wrestling sim WWE 2K17 by 2K Sports were revealed which happened to be John Cena, WWE Hall of Famer the Ultimate Warrior and the Boss Sasha Banks who along with the previously announced pre-order bonus WCW star Goldberg are the confirmed roster members thus far with more to be announced in the weeks and months to come.


WWE 2k17


The announcements were revealed via clever paintings of the WWE Superstars done by one Rob Schamberger, a Kansas city artist who hosts the show Canvas to Canvas on the WWE Network and has painted various WWE Superstars in the past. So look forward to more news, gameplay details and roster reveals as we inch closer to the October release.

WWE 2K17 by 2K Sports is scheduled to release in October 2016 for the PS4,XBOX ONE,PS3 and the XBOX 360 game Systems.

Goldberg announced for WWE 2K17, will feature as a pre-order bonus character

The Former two time WCW World Heavyweight Champion Goldberg is set to feature in the next installment of the 2k games hit wrestling simulator Franchise ,WWE 2K17 out this October for the PlayStation 4 , Xbox one, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 gaming platforms, 2K games announced. Set to be a special pre-order bonus character much like the recent WWE Hall of Famer Sting, the Ultimate Warrior and Hollywood Legend, the Terminator himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger from last year’s installment. Pre-ordering the game gets you two versions of Goldberg, one from WCW stint and the other from his WWE run plus those who pre-order will also get two playable arenas in the form of WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc.


So get ready for one of the Cornerstones of WCW during the Monday night wars to mix it up with the likes of Kevin Owens and John Cena or legends like the Undertaker, a face-off that never actually happened. So what could this mean for the man himself? A possible WWE Hall of Fame induction for one and a Return for Goldberg in time for the Grandest stage of them all WrestleMania. Granted his last match in the WWE against Brock lesnar wasn’t all that good due to the fact that they were both departing at the time and not exactly on good terms with the company so who knows? Maybe they can re-ignite their short term feud come WrestleMania?.


Let the speculation run wild but one thing we know for sure, considering the moves WWE has made in the past couple of years over smoothing out relationships with former stars like Bruno Sammartino , the Macho man randy savage and the Ultimate Warrior, a return for the 173 match winning streak and former two time WCW world heavyweight champion should not be ruled out as a possibility come WrestleMania season , so let the speculation run wild.

Here is the trailer for the announcement.