Wrestling Expands with New Game Release

Wrestling Expands with New Game Release

Wrestling Expands with New Game Release – On April 6th and 7th 2024, WWE made history in the wrestling world by hosting the most successful event in WWE history, WrestleMania 40. The event recorded remarkable achievements, such as bringing together 145,298 attendees from 64 countries, having over 660 million views over the two days across all social media platforms, and making at least $18 million in ticket sales. 

While WrestleMania 40 will go down in the WWE history books, it is not the only success the company is celebrating this year. In addition to a successful event, WWE released the highly anticipated WWE 2K24 — a WWE-based video game series. The wrestling video game was officially released on March 8th. 

Three months in and gamers have rated it highly, reviewed it favorably, and played for numerous hours. Here’s everything you need to know about wrestling’s latest expansion with the new game release. 

Everything to know about WWE 2K24

The WWE 2K24 edition had high expectations to meet as the WWE 2K23 edition was almost perfect. Furthermore, it comes at a time when the popularity of WWE themed games is on the rise across multiple sectors including the gambling industry where WWE Legends casino slots have become a mainstay. You can check out the best online casinos offering these WWE themed slots on Casinojungle.com

This year’s WWE 2K24 release has come with more realistic graphics, a broad roster of over 200 WWE Superstars and Legends to wrestle with and a special edition celebrating WrestleMania at 40 to meet the expectations of avid gamers. Here are 2K24 editions on offer;

The WWE 2K24 editions

You can play the WWE 2K24 on Windows, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S and can purchase either of the following three available editions:

  • Standard Edition – which includes the Nightmare Family Pack of 4 Playable Superstars which are  2 alternate versions of Cody Rhodes (The “Undashing” masked Cody and the flamboyant Stardust), Dusty Rhodes, and “Superstar” Billy Graham as well as 3 MyFACTION cards which are Pharaoh, Dusty Rhodes ’76 and Mattel Cody Rhodes.
  • Deluxe Edition – which includes the standard edition family pack and bonuses, early access and season pass to DLC content packs, MyRISE Mega-Boost and SuperCharger, Gold Rarity Rhea Ripley MyFACTION Card, Gold Rarity Bianca Belair MyFACTION Card, and Bianca and Rhea alternative attires.
  • 40 Years of WrestleMania Edition – which includes all deluxe edition family pack and bonuses, WrestleMania 40 Arena, Gold Rarity MyFACTION cards for each wrestler, and WrestleMania Legends such as Rey Mysterio, Triple H, Randy Savage, Charlotte Flair, Rhea Ripley, and Macho King.

The WWE 2K24 game modes

One of the key successes of the WWE 2K24 developers Visual Concepts and publishers 2K is the provision of multiple game modes for gamers to enjoy the wrestling video game. You can play the WWE 2K24 game in any of the modes below:

  • My Faction Mode – Allows you to develop your own WWE Faction using current WWE stars and wrestling legends to wrestle in both single and multiplayer matches on the global leaderboard against factions from all over the world.
  • My General Manager Mode – Allows you to make decisions regarding drafting WWE stars, their contract offers, building brands, match types, trading wrestlers and so much more while battling it out with other managers for the win.
  • Universe Mode – Offers the most personalized wrestling experience as you can create your own storylines and feuds for champion vs. champion matches and rivalry actions.
  • My Rise Mode – Allows you to create a name for yourself in the wrestling arena by creating your own WWE Champion to pursue a wrestling dream with its storyline.
  • Special Stipulation Matches – The new edition of the wrestling video game comes with several new match types with interactive elements and they include Backstage Brawl, Special Guest Referee Match, Casket Match, Gauntlet Match, Gauntlet Eliminator Match, and Gauntlet Turmoil Match.

The WWE 2K24 new gameplay features

Surpassing its predecessor, the WWE 2K24 has updated and upgraded gameplay features, hence improving the interactivity of the wrestling matches. These features include:

  • Throwing objects feature – One of the most thrilling additions as it allows you to throw objects such as water bottles, chairs, and trash cans from the broadcast table to opponents and create entertaining animations.
  • Trading blows mini-gameplay – This feature requires you to time your strikes to hit the green area, and every miss counts as a strike. After three missed strikes, your wrestler is now susceptible to attacks from the opponent.
  • Ringside features – the WWE 2K24 has come with updated interactive ringside features as you can now clear the announcer’s table and get onto it to execute different grapple moves as well as break it if you use a finisher or super finisher move on it.
  • Super finishers – The classic finishers from WWE 2K23 have been upgraded. To execute a super finisher, you’ll need to store three finishers and then press finisher input keybinding (R2+X/RT+A).

The WWE 2K24 installment has successfully paid homage to WrestleMania with the 40 Years of WrestleMania Edition taking players through different big WrestleMania moments in WWE’s history. Beyond this special edition, players are looking forward to the release of the other DLC new wrestlers Pack in June, July, September and November. This pack will feature Post Malone and Friends such as Sensational Sherri, Thrasher, and Honky Tonk Man. Undeniably, the WWE 2K24 has come with new features that have players hooked, and as it continues releasing new content packs, will remain a favorite among fans of wrestling video games.

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