2K have revealed the first set of details for WWE 2K18. Mark Little, Executive Producer at Visual Concepts, has provided a overview of several focus areas for WWE 2K18 in a post now live on wwe.2k.com . Key highlights include:
Creation Suite: The Creation Suite gets even deeper, including a new Create-a-Match feature and improvements to Create-a-Superstar, Create-an-Arena and Create-a-Video;
MyPLAYER: A new MyPLAYER mode introduces fighting styles and a new upgrade and progression system;
MyCAREER: A brand new MyCAREER experience incorporates a new story and a free-roaming backstage area that enable MyPLAYER characters to interact with other WWE Superstars and help direct the narrative;
Road to Glory Mode Debut: An all-new mode lets players compete against others, using their MyPLAYER characters, in a quest to qualify for WWE pay-per-view events;
New Graphics Engine: New visuals deliver spectacular lighting, more realistic skin and new camera effects;
New Commentary Team: Introduction of the trio of Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves;
Core Gameplay Additions and Improvements: A host of additional improvements will make WWE 2K18 the most comprehensive and realistic WWE game to date.
This is 2K’s most comprehensive update yet, and the developers promise further information ahead of the October 17th release date. Releasing on the PS4 and Xbox One, no word yet about a Switch Port.
WWE Files Trademark For Possible New Characters
WWE filed three new trademarks on July 15, 2019.
As first reported by PWInsider, WWE filed trademarks for “Smackville”, “The O.C”, and “Shorty G”.
The only confirmed usage is the Smackville name, which is an up-coming WWE Network special on July 27, 2019.
Although not confirmed, several are speculating The O.C could stand for “Original Club”, in reference to Luke Gallows, Karl Anderson, and AJ Styles.
Below are the trademark filings from the United States Trademark Office.
Former Shane Strickland To Make 205 Live Debut This Tuesday
Isiah “Swerve” Scott, fka Shane Strickland is set to make his 205 Live debut this Tuesday against Drew Gulak.
— 205 Live (@WWE205Live) July 19, 2019
Scott signed with WWE earlier this year following a battle with Lucha Underground to be released from his contract. He had a successful run with MLW, as well as the independent scene.
Since debuting with NXT, he underwent a name change from Shane Strickland to Isiah “Swerve” Scott.
MJF Signs Multi-Year Deal With All Elite Wrestling
MJF has extended his current contract with All Elite Wrestling, converting it into a multi-year deal.
The company posted a video today on social media which shows MJF signing the new deal. MJF was initially signed to a short-team deal with the company in January.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEWrestling) July 19, 2019
MJF also has a contract with Major League Wrestling, where he debuted in 2017. His MLW contract allows him to work outside the company.
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