Arcade Fighter WWE 2K Battlegrounds Launches This September

The cartoonish-looking brawler with ridiculous stages launches for almost every platform.

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WWE 2K Battlegrounds, the stylized arcade fighter with some of WWE's most recognizable faces, will launch on September 18 for Xbox One, PS4, PC, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia.

Battlegrounds takes the wrestling action outside of the closed stadiums and puts you in rings in the middle of swamps, military camps, or dingy auto shops. Each arena offers its own unique interactive elements, letting you throw your opponent into the jaws of a hungry alligator if you're so inclined. Check out some gameplay from the reveal trailer below.

Battlegrounds will feature standard exhibition modes for local and online play, as well as a full campaign featuring seven new WWE hopefuls on the road to impress some of the company's best. That includes Stone Cold Steve Austin, The Rock, and Paul Heyman.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is the only wrestling game from WWE expected this year, with the franchise's annual simulation entry being canceled. After a change of developer for last year's entry, that's probably not a bad thing, with our 2/10 WWE 2K20 review saying, "Whether it's the dull and unenjoyable combat, the fact half the roster look like terrifying goblin facsimiles of themselves, or MyCareer's obnoxious and tedious story. This is the moment the WWE 2K series hit Rock Bottom."

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