Home » Main Page Slider » 2K Announces First Members of the WWE 2K17 Roster
qqh55zu

2K Announces First Members of the WWE 2K17 Roster

Stephen Carr

Stephen has been an avid gamer since the days of Amiga 500+ and often wonders why we can't go back to the good old days of long loading times and Inserting Disk 2.

Earlier today, WWE Games’ Twitter account revealed the first three playable members of the roster in their upcoming WWE 2K17 game (in addition to Bill Goldberg, pictured above, the former WCW megastar who is available as a pre-order bonus). They were announced at E3 via the artwork of Rob Schamberger, long-time provider of artwork for WWE merchandise and other memorabilia.

wPU9fduTwo of the three announced characters won’t come as a big surprise. Fifteen-time WWE Champion John Cena – still the biggest name on the current WWE roster – and WWE Hall of Famer the Ultimate Warrior. The big news is that Sasha Banks, former NXT Women’s Champion, will be making her WWE game debut. Last year’s WWE 2K16 attracted a lot of criticism for not featuring the “Four Horsewomen” of NXT – Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Bayley and Charlotte – amongst the wrestlers on the roster, even as downloadable content. It’s possible that Sasha Banks’ early reveal was done in order to reassure WWE fans of their inclusion in this year’s title.

AlfO9qEGoing forward, the interesting thing to find out is how many of WWE’s recent “big” acquisitions – AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows – will make the cut in the base game and who will be saved for DLC. If previous games are anything to go by, the cut-off point for debuting wrestlers to appear in each year’s game is around WrestleMania. If that’s the case for 2K17, it means Styles will likely be in, Gallows and Anderson will almost certainly be DLC and Nakamura will have just made the deadline. Time will tell on all four and it may even be possible that Rob Schamberger will continue his mural and give us more roster reveals before E3 is over.

WWE 2K17 will be released in October.

About Stephen Carr

Stephen has been an avid gamer since the days of Amiga 500+ and often wonders why we can't go back to the good old days of long loading times and Inserting Disk 2.

Check Also

Tekken 7 Release Date

Tekken 7 Release Date and Deluxe Edition Revealed

About Latest Posts Stephen CarrStephen has been an avid gamer since the days of Amiga ...

Nintendo Switch Launch Games

Here’s All The Nintendo Switch Launch Games (and more!)

About Latest Posts Stephen CarrStephen has been an avid gamer since the days of Amiga ...

Nier Automata Demo

NieR Automata Demo Out Now on PS4

About Latest Posts Stephen CarrStephen has been an avid gamer since the days of Amiga ...

Copyright © GamesNosh 2014-2015