2K and WWE have announced that the decorated Olympian, WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle will be this year’s pre-order bonus. It’s true. It’s DAMN true. Before venturing into the WWE world, Angle was a gold medalist at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in freestyle wrestling.
WWE 2K18 will feature two of Angle’s personas: his “American Hero” persona and “Wrestling Machine” persona he used in WWE’s vision of ECW. Both Angle skins are available as bonus content through pre-order (boo!).
“I was thrilled to return to WWE earlier this year, be honored as a WWE Hall of Fame inductee and find a new home with the best in the business every Monday night as the Raw General Manager,” said Kurt Angle. “And now, I get to follow in the footsteps of many incredible names, like Bill Goldberg, Sting, Ultimate Warrior and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and be featured as the WWE 2K18 pre-order character.”
“Kurt Angle has been the most fan-requested Superstar in the WWE 2K franchise for some time now, so it’s a pleasure to celebrate his popularity and incredible career through this year’s WWE 2K18 pre-order offer,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “His WWE and amateur wrestling achievements are also a perfect fit to help carry the torch for this year’s ‘Be Like No One’ worldwide marketing campaign. There’s no question Kurt succeeds on his own terms in everything he does.”
The official Kurt Angle pre-order bonus trailer will make its debut during next week’s Raw, on July 10th.
WWE 2K18 will be available worldwide on October 17 for PS4 and Xbox One. Players can pre-order a special Early Access edition which allows players to get into the virtual ring 4 days earlier, on October 13.