WWE 2K15's campaign focuses on recent rivalries: Cena vs. Punk and Triple H vs Shawn Michaels

Shawn Michaels vs. Triple H from 2002-2004 and John Cena vs CM Punk from 2011-2013 to feature in WWE 2K15 2K Showcase single-player campaign.

WWE 2K15 will dip into wrestling's more recent history for its single-player mode, with rivalries between Shawn Michaels and Triple H from 2002-2004 and John Cena and CM Punk from 2011-2013 confirmed for the game's 2K Showcase mode.

2K Showcase will feature 33 matches from the two feuds, and like last year's well-received Road to Wrestlemania mode, will incorporate classic WWE footage, new WWE superstar commentary, and cinematic cut scenes in an attempt to create a "documentary" feel. Playing through the mode in WWE 2K15 will unlock new superstars, ring attire, and more.

WWE 2K15 executive producer Mark Little has confirmed that more rivalries will be released post game launch as DLC, but did not specify what feuds were being considered.

In an interview to promote the game, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels said the inclusion of his famous feud with The Game was "nothing short of pretty cool."

"It was such a feel good moment (his return to the WWE in 2002), and then Triple H turned on me like the rabid dog that he is. The thing that I always enjoyed about that rivalry was that it went for two years. That is hard to come by anymore. There as so much that happened in that two years," Michaels said.

"One of the things I always enjoy about the video games are the fantasy matches, the ones you never got to see but now can come to life. And the one I'm very excited about is Sting. I never got a chance to wrestle him, but that can happen in the game."

Sting was recently announced as one of the playable superstars in WWE 2K15. People who preorder the game will receive not one, but two versions of the famous wrestler. The first will be his iconic black and white face paint look, while the second will be based on his earlier, more colorful days.

WWE 2K15 is being co-developed by Yukes and Visual Concepts, and is coming October 28 for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, and PS4, before launching in international markets on October 31.

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deadpen
deadpen

"WWE 2K15's campaign focuses on recent rivalries: Cena vs. Punk and Triple H vs Shawn Michaels" LOL when was the last time 2k watched WWE.....when it was WWF?

bxphenom7
bxphenom7

Aren't there 3 modes? A career mode, a story mode, and 2k showcase?

bigrod69
bigrod69

Uh... Corporate Rock vs Austin, Mankind vs Undertaker, Jake The Snake vs Rick Rude - I can think of 1000000000 other rivalries I'd put in there before Cena's name came to mind.

RC-Sev
RC-Sev

I always liked WCW more.

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

Hope they have a better server.  I played this game a couple years ago, and half the time you couldn't get online, had to wait forever for a match, couldn't get custom guys to download or upload, and they let people's creations age-off the servers if they didn't have tons of Likes, which cut down on the diversity of created guys.  What was left was some cool creations, but otherwise mostly different versions of the same people, over and over.  How many versions of Kurt Angle and Benoit do we need?

And they also went overboard with censoring, I had a Jim Ross that I made and uploaded that was spot-on (that looked like he actually looks, not a glorified version of him), and my version that had tons of likes gotten taken off the server very quickly.

alexzander30
alexzander30

i sure do hope that they do more on all system kinda sucks that career mode wouldnt be on all systems really dont have the money for a new systems

Guest1001
Guest1001

Uh, just two feuds? Punk vs Cena and HHH vs HBK? Will there be more than that?

I hope there's more than that and, with one of the wrestlers being Punk, I can't imagine WWE being happy. With this and the news that the career mode will not be available on PS3/360 (only current-gen consoles), I'm giving this one a miss.

SLAMMIN23
SLAMMIN23

i hope fan axxess will be back again i dont like going through modes unlocking superstars.

markedman54
markedman54

Think they'll include the Wrestlemania 3-way match with Chris Benoit?

I'm betting that get skipped over. ;)

Chronologo
Chronologo

Just 2 feuds? I would have prefered less matches and more feuds (why not 32 matches divided into 4 feuds). They're already cutting content to make it into DLC...

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

Isn't this crap going bankrupt soon?

Dannystaples14
Dannystaples14

Punk?......It's been a while.

WWE games are pretty much the best format for wrestling in my opinion. It is the only time you can actually hit someone with a sledgehammer for real as in skull actually making contact with steel and have the injuries and brain damage translate into the match.

In real life it is literally just really good acting and kind of a martial arts dance where injuries can happen but it is designed to minimise damage from the start. Unless Mankind got the bag of thumb tacs out it rarely got real.

Navardo95
Navardo95

Am I the only one that used to believe that WWE was real when I was a small kid?

prime_l
prime_l

Good. So Punk is still in it. Just waiting for Sunday now to see if they got Paige in on time.

prime_l
prime_l

@bxphenom7 Yeah, MyCareer which is PS4/X1 exclusive. It's a traditional career mode for CAW's that will be made from the NBA2K career template. Showcase which is the rivalries thing based on the story modes of past and a Universe mode (although I'm not sure if it's still called Universe).

spacecadet25
spacecadet25

@Guest1001  I can't imagine the HHH vs HBK is going to be interesting for long.  What are we going to have, 15 matches b/w these 2 guys?

Descent303
Descent303

@tableofjapan 

My god I agree with this so much that it hurts me. Continuing story whether you win or lose but just multiple branches that change from the outcome, and playable with a created character. I would give them all the monies

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@b74kd3th no but if lesnar wins the title I will stop watching it and I hate cena but at least he shows up.

BamaGoatt
BamaGoatt

@Navardo95 me and my cousins use to fake wrestle so we wasn't fooled by it back then. But another younger cousin always thought it was real lol.

b74kd3th
b74kd3th

@Navardo95 back when it was WWF in the last 80s early 90s when it was worth watching I did

ahmad996
ahmad996

@Navardo95 Not really. I used to believe it was real between ages 10-12. This was during the years 2005-2007.  I sometimes used to refuse to believe it was scripted.