There are not a lot of athletes who can say that they have the distinction of gracing the cover of a video game. This year, athletes such as Tom Brady and Shaquille O’Neal will be on the cover of Madden NFL 18 and NBA 2K18, respectively.
When it comes to WWE 2K18, the honor goes to “The Kingslayer” and video game enthusiast Seth Rollins as he announced his latest accolade on Monday morning during ESPN SportsCenter.
Rollins will personify WWE 2K18’s worldwide marketing campaign – BE LIKE NO ONE – which invites players to explore Rollins’ identity, as well as those of several other WWE Superstars, while learning more about the game.
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Rollins became the inaugural NXT Champion in 2012. He made his WWE main roster debut at Survivor Series later that year, aligning with WWE Superstars Roman Reigns and Dean Ambrose to form The Shield. He is a two-time WWE Champion, United States Champion, WWE Tag Team Champion and Mr. Money in the Bank. “The Kingslayer” stands tall after defeating Triple H on WWE’s grandest stage at WrestleMania 33, leading to this video game honor.
“As the WWE 2K18 cover Superstar and franchise ambassador, it is my incredible honor and mission to ensure this game will truly BE LIKE NO ONE – a calling card perfect for everything I stand for – as it sets forth on its own unique path,” Seth Rollins said via press release. “Following in the footsteps of other WWE 2K cover Superstars – Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Cena, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Brock Lesnar – I now carry the torch and proudly represent a new generation of WWE Superstars. I am the future, and the future can’t be stopped.”
Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K, added: “Each year, the WWE 2K franchise emerges with a unique identity, impeccable authenticity, an incredible roster and the freedom for players to customize and control the virtual WWE world through its extensive offerings. In determining who truly epitomizes BE LIKE NO ONE and represents WWE 2K18 to the fullest extent, there was one obvious answer: Seth ‘Freakin’ Rollins.”
As a video game aficionado, Rollins spends most of his time playing Madden as the Chicago Bears. With his team, he has remained undefeated in tournament play with his fellow WWE compatriots in UpUpDownDown’s annual Madden tournament. This year, he beat “The Phenomonal” AJ Styles and his Atlanta Falcons 41-3 to continue his streak.
In addition, 2K announced details surrounding WWE 2K18 premium product offerings and their scheduled release dates:
Players who purchase the WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition, available in physical and digital varieties at participating retailers, will receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, Oct. 13 for PS4 system and Xbox One.
The WWE 2K18 Deluxe Edition includes the following items:
· Copy of WWE 2K18 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
· Access to Season Pass content (details announced this fall);
· Access to WWE 2K18 pre-order bonus digital content (details announced this summer);
· Additional WWE 2K18 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this summer).
Players who purchase the WWE 2K18 Collector’s Edition at participating retailers will also receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, Oct. 13 for PS4 system and Xbox One. Details of the WWE 2K18 Collector’s Edition, as well as the ability to pre-order this version of the game, will be available later this summer.
WWE 2K18 will be released for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One on Oct. 17.
- About WWE 2K18
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K18 is not yet rated by the ESRB.
WWE 2K18 is scheduled for worldwide release on Oct. 17 for the PS4 system and Xbox One.
- WWE SmackDown in Miami
WWE is returning to South Florida with a WWE house show (no TV) as part of its SummerSlam Heatwave Tour, featuring SmackDown superstars on Sunday, Aug. 13 at 5 p.m. at the AmericanAirlines Arena, home of the three-time NBA champion Miami Heat.
Also see WWE Champion Jinder Mahal, United States Champion Kevin Owens, SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi, SmackDown Tag Team Champs The Usos, Mr. Money in the Bank Baron Corbin, Randy Orton, Charlotte Flair, AJ Styles, Natalya, Shinsuke Nakamura, Becky Lynch, The New Day, Dolph Ziggler, Sami Zayn, The Ascension and more. Talent subject to change.
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- About WWE
WWE, a publicly traded company (NYSE: WWE), is an integrated media organization and recognized leader in global entertainment. The company consists of a portfolio of businesses that create and deliver original content 52 weeks a year to a global audience.
WWE is committed to family friendly entertainment on its television programming, pay-per-view, digital media and publishing platforms. WWE programming reaches more than 650 million homes worldwide in 25 languages.
WWE Network, the first-ever 24/7 over-the-top premium network that includes all live pay-per-views, scheduled programming and a massive video-on-demand library, is currently available in more than 180 countries. The company is headquartered in Stamford, Conn., with offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Mexico City, Mumbai, Shanghai, Singapore, Dubai, Munich and Tokyo.
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