It's official at this point and though I might be a little behind the curve it's time to celebrate the arrival of the new game. Last week WWE 2K18 arrived on store shelves for the world. This years game had some extremely needed updates to different parts of the game including match types that needed some updates. Both the Royal Rumble & Elimination Chamber match have been updated as two of the most clear new matches. I for one will say that of all the matches that needed an update the Rumble was on the top of the list.
Another thing that changed from last year was the My Career Mode. The one thing I never understood is that with 2K working wonders in the basketball series that how could they not do the same magic in WWE games. Now the other clear difference is that they have added more NXT talent and just new faces in general to the game which is always fun when you get the new game.
Every year the WWE game has new features and updates to match types or at least that's how it used to be. In recent years it feels as though they have put updating the game on hold to update graphics. This is why the 2K18 installment of the series has got so much hype as a few match types have been updated and they have improved the backstage area.
One of the matches that have been improved is the Elimination Chamber match as they have the updated match from the most recent Smackdown Live edition of the event. Seeing this makes me believe that 2K has finally invested some extra time into designing the game which is something they really haven't done in recent years. Take a look for yourself and let me know what you think of 2K18!!
With the release date of WWE's newest game coming up soon I thought it'd be fitting to take one more look at last years game. Some of the moments featured are somethings that I didn't even know were possible to do in the game. I do guess that some of these moments have been seen in your games over the last year, but I am actually looking forward to this years game, if you can't tell by the amount of hype I have been doing.
I honestly didn't even know there was match footage about for this game, but thinking about when it is set to be released I am not really surprised. There is no doubt that this match is one of a handful of dream matches that actually likely will not happen outside of the game world. But either way this is still an amazing sight. I also love how they always seem to have Shawn's Wrestlemania 14 attire in the video games.
This is will likely be one of the last few videos for this section as the release date for the game draws closer. I will try to keep posting but with the game coming closer I don't know how many more posts I can get out of this section.
Every year the WWE doesn't just bring in a installment their legendary gaming library, but they also add a number of new moves every year as well. Normally, any new talent that walk through the door between the games will likely have their move in the game. Also it seems as though the game developers have an eye on the indies because a lot of top independent wrestlers usually have their moves in the game.
For the first time in this series I actually turn to the new game instead of 2K17 and also this is the first time I am actually using a non match video. The best part of this series is slowly being able to see all the new videos coming out about the game. I will still be mixing in some matches from 2K17 but as more gameplay from 2K18 arrives I will be shifting to that game.
At this first I though that the "Monster Among Men" was just trying to find his role in the WWE and over the last hears he had absolutely. Roman and Seth combine to try and take down the biggest forgotten in history in Roman Reigns and Seth. Braun has done wonders since being given the keys to the castle until you see someone else being given the A+ treatment.
At this point in time Take Two is in the process of making the next installment of the WWE game and have reached the time when gameplay videos and the roster are being released to the public. Now over the last year we have seen the roster for the company go through a lot of changes especially with the addition of the cruiserweight division. Also factoring in the various call-ups from NXT for talent like Shinsuke Nakamura and Tye Dillenger.
Even with all the new additions to the main roster we still have a number of additions to the NXT side of the game like Bobby Roode and Sanity. I do know that Roode is up on the main roster now but I do believe that he will be apart of the NXT brand on this game as he should be due to the fact that he spent most of the year with the brand. Now let's take a look at some videos for this years 2K game.
Recently, I have been taking a different approach to building up some hype for this years installment of the WWE 2K game series. At this point we do have a trailer but the game still has at least three months before the game will appear on store shelves. The last match I found was Brock Lesnar vs Samoa Joe in the Great Balls of Fire arena for the WWE Universal title. But now we dial things back and give the spotlight to one match that in many respects could be considered a dream match between two legends.
Now for the benefit of those with flash photography it's time for a "Five second pose" for the WWE World Heavyweight title.
In recent years the WWE has seemed to have an issue with giving "New Stars" that push to make them seem more special and to help them reach the level of the stars of the past did. But one thing always blocked them and that was they wanted the already established star to take the cover. In recent years names like Brock Lesnar, Steve Austin, and John Cena have graced the cover of the WWE games which hasn't really helped other talent get more attention for themselves in the gamer world.
The reason this is important is not just because it is sort of like the company is telling a star that they are giving them the ball, but also it allows a talent like Seth Rollins to get more attention. For example, if a former fan sees the game and Seth on the cover they maybe intrigue or if someone who watched Seth before he came to WWE sees Rollins on the cover they maybe more like to give it a chance. Basically, giving Rollins cover allows him to be in the eyes of casual fans just as much as regular fans which is something a "New star" has needed since Punk was on the cover of WWE 2013.
I for one am very happy that Rollins got the cover because I feel like it is WWE's way of saying that they aren't going to lean on the stars of the past as much anymore and may given guys like Rollins the chance they deserve. But like the WWE well have to wait and see what happens in the future.
Now with Seth Rollins officially announced as the cover athlete for this year's WWE 2K game. I thought it'd be fitting that I selected a match featuring the upcoming Raw PPV main event between Brock Lesnar and Samoa Joe. Even though I still question the name of the PPV and how they call the name of the event Great Balls of Fire is crazy, but also unique. I honestly had no idea that Samoa Joe was a part of the game last year, but either way surprise.