WWE 2K14 adds "30 Years of Wrestlemania" mode

Single-player campaign will allow players to relive matches like 1987's Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant.

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2K Sports today announced an all-new single-player campaign mode for WWE 2K14 called "30 Years of Wrestlemania."

The mode will allow players to relive the "greatest" moments and matches in WWE history. This includes Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant (Wrestlemania III, 1987), The Rock vs. Hulk Hogan (Wrestlemania 18, 2002), and The Rock vs. John Cena (Wrestlemania 28, 2012).

In all, WWE 2K14's 30 Years of Wrestlemania features 45 matches spread through five WWE eras.

The matches will also include "unique presentation elements" that will be historically accurate. Players will see arenas, crowds, entrances, and visuals match "exactly" with how they looked in the 1980s and 1990s.

In addition, video packages have been created for the game mode, 2K Sports said, that will refresh storylines of the iconic fights for gamers.

The 30 Years of Wrestlemania mode will also feature historical in-game objectives, allowing players to unlock other characters, arenas, and WWE archive photography by completing certain tasks.

2K Sports did not announce if historically accurate commentary teams will be in place for the 30 Years of Wrestlemania mode. Details on commentary teams will be shared later.

Another 2K Sports title, NBA 2K12, featured a "Greatest" mode that also allowed players to travel back through virtual time to control iconic characters. EA Sports' Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 included a similar game mode, where players could "step into the past" and play courses from history with golf legends.

WWE 2K14 launches October 29 in North America and November 1 in Europe for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. The full roster for 30 Years of Wrestlemania will be revealed on Saturday, August 17, at 12:30 p.m. PDT through the 2K Twitch channel.

Discussion

48 comments
matthewlee101
matthewlee101

Remember way back when, when each new WWE game released would incorporate a new feature that for the most part added to the gameplay experience? This year's new feature is WWE Legends Of Wrestlemania repackaged. This "generation' of wrestling has got to be the worst the industry has seen in a long time, if not ever. I suppose it's only fair that the WWE video games follow suit.

bmad91
bmad91

Facepalm, hogan's character model in shut your mouth looked better. This must be a inside joke or something. "How much can he downgrade our product and still sell?"

frylock1987
frylock1987

Oh look, its WWE12!


i'll pass on this one sadly. Same game, different year.

MadGamer132
MadGamer132

hey TNA r u listening hogan in a "rival" game!

Viral-venom13
Viral-venom13

So i'd like to assume legendary tag teams like Legion of Doom on board for this!

tightwad34
tightwad34

Is Bobby "the brain" Heenan going to be there?

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

kind of sad that the best feature in a new wrestling game is to focus on matches from the past. wrestling isnt as good as it once was i guess

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

Dump Yukes, then perhaps I will be interested.

csward
csward

What I really want to know is, now that the game is not being published by THQ, will it be any good? Guess we'll have to wait and see.

nkaiton
nkaiton

Hopefully, Steamboat vs. Savage at WM3 is on there. That was an awesome match.

DevilD2005
DevilD2005

I personally found the attitude era mode to be kind of a bore. Rather than reliving it, or being immersed in it, it was nothing but documentary clip and levels where I had to fulfill wrestling objectives. Its been done before and reliving 30 wrestlemanias isn't really going to make me excited to pony full price for a wrestling game. It might educate me in making the WWE's history feel condensed but it wont make me love this game series more nor make me excited to play. Was expecting more from 2k sports but maybe they will announce something new soon. But my expectations are low.

chavao666
chavao666

I understand people  buying 2k14 if they don't have any wrestling games, but buying it over and over again every year is just unacceptable

RavenXavier
RavenXavier

Wish they'd port this over to PC like they used to back in the day. While I'm sure it didn't sell nearly as many copies as the console version, it still sold enough PC copies to justify the cost of the port.

Tribesmaster
Tribesmaster

Interesting. I enjoyed campaign in WWE13, so if they improve on that then I'm fine with that.  Not sure if it's really worthy of day 1 purchase though. This game needs more kinds of matches, and needs to fix its MANY glitches. Would also be nice if my created titantron video's were able to be seen by others online as well.

Catz_03
Catz_03

But what about the other moments that don't include Wrestlemania? Would love to see what else they could pull from.

llantaeusll
llantaeusll

They can add all the moments they want but if the AI and commentary don't  improve then I will not be buying it until around black friday time when I can get it for 25 bucks. Seriously can they please improve the Universe mode. Last yr was a joke

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

If I cant relive the entire WM 17 (or even atleast 16)I don't care.

mickyfinn84
mickyfinn84

I haven't watched wrestling or bought any wrestling game in a long time, but if 2k can make this good again like the old Smackdown games were on PS2, then I might give it a try.

hella_epic
hella_epic

The Rock vs John Cena? One of the greatest of all time? LOL 

CincoToes
CincoToes

I normally hate wrestling games, but a 2k wrestling game might not suck. Ultimate Warrior ftw!!!

J4m3sR4n0r72
J4m3sR4n0r72

Will we get to relive the Hardcore Battle Royale from WrestleMania 2000?

Lattata
Lattata

ooh so Hulk is in...TNA will have an outrage.

inso-maniac
inso-maniac

i dont get it, the commentary isnt so bad in actual wwe however in the games it sucks plz fix that and the controls and im in, this wrestlemania mode sounds awesome

Johny_47
Johny_47

I've seen plastic that looks less plastic than the wrestlers in that game hahaha.

Sargoroth
Sargoroth

1. The visuals can't be "exactly" with how they looked in the 80's and 90's, as long as their not allowed to use the old WWF-logo (I somehow miss that...).

2. "Greatest moments in WWE history" and John Cena in one sentence? HA!


Randy21021
Randy21021

The last Best WWE game i touch was in the PS2 Days...

CyhortI82
CyhortI82

So, Attitude Era mode but with WrestleMania matches? Lame. Fix Universe mode (this is looking like the 4th year in a row it doesn't do what it was supposed to do since it was created) or bring back GM Mode or a real career/season mode.

Ayato_Kamina_1
Ayato_Kamina_1

I'd just like to see an engaging and interactive universe Mode. Imagine if they could utilise the kinect's microphone to have you speak in game and have wrestlers react to it. Would be pretty good.

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

I would like to see Shawn Michaels vs Triple H Bad Blood 2004 match in this please and The Undertanker vs Mankind in Hell in the Cell as well. As much as I like WWF/E back then, I like TNA much better now then WWE.

NightmareP3
NightmareP3

Why do the models in these games always looks like they were made out of plastic

jinzo9988
jinzo9988

I like it.  I thought "how are they going to follow up on the great Attitude Era mode they did last year?", because certainly they shouldn't rehash that already.  No other time period was as interesting, and I feel like the 80s are too far away for a lot of people to really appreciate that era.  I didn't even think of this.  This might tempt me to grab the game despite how dry the rest of the formula is.

The_Gaming_Baby
The_Gaming_Baby

Can't wait to play the main event from Wrestlemania XX. Oh wait...

DeViLzzz
DeViLzzz

I doubt it will have what I want which would be every wrestler in the WWE/WWF since the beginning of time. :P

CeZar_87
CeZar_87

@SavoyPrime Couldn't agree more... They are the problem as well as Cory Ladesma...

SLjimbolian
SLjimbolian

@csward Different publisher, same developer.  In other words, more the same with this one.

frylock1987
frylock1987

@RavenXavier  

I dont think Smackdown games were ever on the PC, the WWF Raw on Xbox was though.

Dandyslayer13
Dandyslayer13

@mickyfinn84 The n64 Aki games are the best and if they could make them like that then I'd play as well although I don't even know any of the new wrestlers from like '06 and up.

frylock1987
frylock1987

@Lattata  

Not really. Hulk Hogan owns Hulk Hogan. He can pretty much do whatever he wants with his character.

matthewlee101
matthewlee101

the commentary in wwe is a joke. these clowns now could never touch jesse ventura, gorilla monsoon, or bobby heenan

Chronologo
Chronologo

@EasyComeEasyGo IT SAYS 30 YEARS OF WRESTLEMANIA, there will be no bad blood match... unless you recreate it

emvv
emvv

@NightmareP3 questionably amounts of time were spent making sure their muscles look appropriately oiled up

Chronologo
Chronologo

@The_Gaming_Baby LOL, they will put the Guerrero vs Angle match or the Kane vs Undertaker for that Wrestlemania

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

@CeZar_87 They seriously need to build a new engine and bring a real grappling system back.