It’s time to rumble! After the disastrous WWE 2K20 last year, 2K went a different way by releasing WWE 2K Battlegrounds for Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, PC (via Steam), PS4, and Xbox One.
Unlike the usual yearly wrestling “sim”, Battlegrounds is a fast-paced fighting/wrestling game with a bevy of power-ups, special moves, unconventional melee items, and interactive environments that adds a layer of entertainment to the matches.
WWE 2K Battlegrounds offers solo play along with online or couch co-op cooperative modes and multiplayer competitive modes. It also boasts a line up of 70 WWE stars of the past and present. 2K also plans on releasing over 60 additional wrestlers via free download updates (Characters may require unlocking through game modes or in-game currency).
It also features a handful of game modes such as a unique, single-player Campaign Mode, told through a comic book art style, where players team up with “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and Paul Heyman. There’s also King of the Battleground – an online, last-man-standing mode – and Battleground Challenge, where players take their customized creations from the Superstar Creator and compete in a series of challenges.
David Ismailer, President at 2K, said:
“We’re excited to add WWE 2K Battlegrounds to 2K’s growing portfolio of WWE and licensed sports properties, and to offer yet another way for gamers to enjoy WWE video game action, […] This arcade-style brawler offers a completely different experience from our WWE 2K simulation franchise and WWE SuperCard collectible card battling game, that we’re confident fans will enjoy.”
Sarah Cummins, WWE Senior Vice President, Consumer Products, added:
“WWE 2K Battlegrounds marks a definitive new chapter in our partnership with 2K […] The combination of over-the-top arcade action, social fun for friends and family, and fantasy matchups between current WWE Superstars and Legends will keep fans on the edge of their seats.”