WWE 2K23 is officially set for release on March 17, and it’s shaping up to be the biggest and most immersive game in the series yet. With 16-time world champion John Cena featured as the cover athlete, a fully reworked story system, and additional GMs in MyGM mode, there’s something for everyone. Here are the details…
WWE 2K23 features John Cena as cover athlete
WWE 2K23 is officially set for release on March 17, and 16-time world champion John Cena will be featured as the game’s cover athlete. Cena will also be the focus of the game’s 2K Showcase Mode, which will take players through his career, starting with the Prototype character in 2002 and ending with his current status. Players will control Cena’s toughest opponents in an attempt to take down Big Match John.
The game’s roster will include wrestlers such as Roman Reigns, Brock Lesnar, Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin. The WarGames match will make its debut in this year’s game, featuring three-on-three and four-on-four gameplay in the match’s trademark two rings and double-sized steel cage.
Other returning modes in the game include MyGM, MyFaction, MyRise, and Universe. MyGM will add additional GMs to the selectable roster, MyFaction will have new online multiplayer functionality, MyRise will have distinct storylines for male and female created characters, and the ability to import characters created outside of the mode, and Universe will have a fully reworked story system.
WWE 2K23 will be available in four main editions: Standard, Cross-Gen, Deluxe, and Icon. The Standard edition will include the core game and will be priced at $60 for PlayStation 4/Xbox One/PC and $70 for PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X|S.
The Cross-Gen edition will include both previous-gen and current-gen versions for $70. The Deluxe Edition, priced at $100, will include a season pass of five post-launch DLC packs, a MyRise Mega-Boost and SuperCharger, multiple MyFaction cards, and will unlock three days early on March 14. The Icon Edition, priced at $120, includes everything in the previous editions, as well as the Ruthless Aggression Pack, a special John Cena Legacy Championship belt, the Wrestlemania 22 arena, and a Paul Heyman MyFaction manager card. This version will unlock the game on March 14, three days early.
Players who pre-order WWE 2K23 will receive the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, which includes the Grammy Award-winning artist as a playable character, along with his MyFaction card. The game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC.