WWE 2K23 release date set for March 17, John Cena as cover star WWE 2023

WWE 2K23, the latest installment WWE 2023 in 2K’s annual pro-wrestling video game franchise, has just received a release date. Featuring 16-time world champion John Cena on the cover, the game is set to release on March 17 across PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X. Those who purchase the premium versions of WWE 2K23 will get three days of early access starting March 14. WWE 2K23 aims to celebrate wrestler-cum-actor Cena’s 20th anniversary by featuring him in three covers — Standard, Deluxe and Icon editions, modeled after iconic moments from his career.

WWE 2K23 2K Showcase

After charting Rey Mysterio’s career in WWE 2K22, the latest iteration steps into Cena’s shoes and faces some of his toughest competitors through his 20-year long stint in WWE. This, in a sense, marks the second 2K showcase for Cena, who previously got a small feature in WWE 2K15, focusing mainly on his rivalry with CM Punk. This time, players can expect to travel back in time – his debut – and relive those moments once again, as events seamlessly transition from gameplay to live-action footage. However, Cena recounts the entire event, giving insight into his mindset during those key matches.

“It’s a pleasure to tell the story of my career through the WWE 2K23 Showcase,” Cena said in a prepared statement. “2K has done an amazing job of capturing and enlivening the WWE 2K franchise through this concept, and I’m honored to grace the cover of WWE 2K23.”

WWE 2K23 Pre-Order and Editions WWE 2023

Pre-orders are now live WWE 2023 on PC and consoles, offering the Standard Edition base game and the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, which includes the music star Bad Bunny as a playable character and a Ruby tier MyFaction card. The standard edition of WWE 2K23 is priced at Rs. 3,399 on PC (Steam) and Rs. 4,499 on older generation PS4 and Xbox One. Meanwhile, on PS5 and Xbox Series S/X, the base version is priced at Rs. 4,999. Its cross-gen edition will be available digitally only.

As mentioned earlier, the Deluxe Edition and beyond will grant three-day early access to WWE 2K23, which includes “all five” post-launch DLC content packs, the MyRise Mega-Boost, and a season pass for Supercharger, Ruby, as well as all of the aforementioned content. John Cena MyFaction Evo Card, Gold Edge MyFaction Card, Emerald Bianca Belaire MyFaction Card, Gold Asuka MyFaction Card and three “Basic Premium Launch” MyFaction Card Packs.

On consoles, regardless of generation or version (physical/digital), the deluxe edition of WWE 2K23 will cost you Rs. 7,499. On PC, it costs Rs. 5,699.

Finally, the Icon Edition compiles all the previous perks and adds throwback versions of John Cena, Randy Orton, Batista and Brock Lesnar, along with the WrestleMania 22 Arena and John Cena’s Legacy Championship. Icon Edition of WWE 2K23 is priced at Rs. 7,999 across all consoles and Rs. 6,799 on PC.

WWE 2K23 Additional Features

WWE 2K23 introduces a new WarGames mode that lets players engage in thrilling 3v3 or 4v4 single or multiplayer matches “inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage,” the press release adds. MyGM, as well as Returns, allows players to choose from a roster or allocate budgets, sign free agents and create their own custom general manager for better performances.

Meanwhile, the MyFaction mode has been extended to online play, allowing players to build and heat up their squad for global dominance in Weekly Towers and Faction Wars modes. MyRise, aka Career Mode, also returns, allowing you to raise an existing or custom Superstar from their humble beginnings to fame. And who can forget the ridiculous creation suite where they can create, search and share their custom wrestlers for use in the game?

WWE 2K23 will release on March 17 across PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X. Those who purchase the Deluxe and Icon editions of WWE 2K23 will get three days of early access starting March 14.

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