WWE 2K16 Has More Than 120 Playable Wrestlers, Almost Doubling Last Year's Total

This year's entry will have more wrestling with even more different characters.

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WWE 2K16 will have the largest cast of playable wrestlers of any game in the series, boasting over 120 different characters.

The news comes by way of an Instagram post from developer Visual Concepts. In the post, the studio responded to doubts about its claim of having the largest roster ever in the upcoming WWE 2K16. The developer also noted that the number counts only unique wrestlers and does not include the variety of different models that some characters have.

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In comparison, last year's WWE 2K15 had only 67 playable characters, meaning that the roster has nearly doubled for this year's game.

WWE 2K16 launches on October 27 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 3. Which character do you want to play as in the game? Let us know in the comments.

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Ps4155

Paige so I can recreate diva matches like in the game like divas championship and battle royals and I can use paige to pto all divas in the game

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prodigy_69

not played a rasslin' game in years but give me The dudley boyz, Mankind and Sabu and I'd be happy

If Cena wins we riot..E.C Dubya :D

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swantn5

idk man wwe 2k15 creation suite was a huge step backwards like way backwards remeber the PS2 games yeah even they had more creation options then 2k15

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AceAndersen

Proof that 2K16 will be on PC https://wwe.2k.com/index.php/retail click on platform under 2K16

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lunchbox2042

5 of them will be John Cena, 4 will be Triple H.

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BlooDyV4mpiRe13

Prime Time Players, Paige, Charlotte, Sasha Banks, Kevin Owens, Bayley, Cesaro&Kidd, The Lucha Dragons, Summer Rae, Alicia Fox, Sami Zayne, Sheamus Dean Ambrose, AJ Lee, Neville. Bring Back Tornado Tag Matches Please. Little to No Legends, Mainly Present WWE & NXT Superstars/Divas. A lot More NXT than Legends if Possible!

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willcross06

I want the entire game to be based on Memphis wrestling from 1970 till 1999

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Ruger74

Please... No Arn Anderson... We can't trust him... Daniel tosh said so a billion times... Whenever someone tells you a billion times not to trust Arn Anderson you JUST DON'T DO IT

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Doug99

UpDown123, first of all Nikki deserves the divas title because she's the best diva on the roster. She can out wrestle anyone on the roster so don't say it's because of Cena that Nikki is champion.

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Doug99

UpDown123, first of all Nikki deserves the divas title because she's the best diva on the roster. She can out wrestle anyone on the roster so don't say it's because of Cena that Nikki is champion.

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heywitham

For one ...don't take things out, add things....play through eras of mid 80's to now in both universe and career mode with option to end up with any company with variety of small promotions that you can come up through where you acquire different skills depending where you go and who you train or wrestle with with different types of matches in different regions...but with the preset eventuality that wcw is bought out at somepoint by wwe depending on how exciting their matches and ppvs are...create a wrestler...create a card...music from hard drive for music...create a move...more random shit for them to wear...more variety of rivalry cut scenes...one button run ins from ally's or from stable...create a stable with a ability to feud and disband...4 horsemen nwo dx

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Ruger74

@heywitham: dude trust me... You're asking way to much for 2K

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Aae605

Wcw & Ecw plus attitude era and wwf new generation wrestlers bring back 100 custom superstar slots please!!! Plus classic arenas like Ecw Wcw nitro raw is war raw mid 90s

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Ruger74

@aae605: I want them to add superstars from the Ruthless Aggression era... We've had enough of the attitude era we know majority of those superstars are gonna be in it regardless because most of the iconic stars came from that era... I wanna see Kurt Angle, Shelton Benjamin, Charlie Haas, Billy Kidman etc etc,

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bamster28

@ruger74: I've wanted to recreate Brock Lesner vs Kurt Angle for so long now! Probably the best feud of my childhood, when Smackdown was the number one show.

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Aae605

Wcw & Ecw plus attitude era and wwf new generation wrestlers bring back 100 custom superstar slots please!!!

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Aae605

Wcw & Ecw plus attitude era and wwf new generation wrestlers bring back 100 custom superstar slots please!!!

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FearlessHugPlex

WWE 2K said that the 120 playable characters will be shipped in game, they are not DLC. DLC will add more, plus any variations they add. If it does play like 2K15, I wouldn't care because i enjoy it and 360 version is probably going to be the same anyways..well maybe upgraded to PS4/XB1 2K15 model

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Ps4155

@fearlesshugplex: as long as paige is in the game for sure and not dlc I'm good because that's the only thing I play in wwe2k the divas match that and mix gender tag team match in wwe2k.

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Boughton

Wcw and ecw!!

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Wild360

Give us the legends of WCW, 80s NWA, and ECW, with classic arenas and I'll buy my first wrestling game since Day of Reckoning 2.

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DEATHWlSH

70 of them will be paid DLC

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Ayato_Kamina_1

Maybe the created superstar mode will have Hugh Morris punching you in the head after you get a concussion.

That's the level of realism I'm looking for!

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Bleak5170

Since I haven't really watched wrestling in around 25 years, I would only be interested if they added a crapload of guys from the 80s.

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tdiamond15

@Bleak5170: /Sudden realization that 25 years ago only takes you back to the 90s.

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Bleak5170

@tdiamond15:

Lol. I'd say 1990 was probably around the time I stopped but it's definitely the wrestlers from the 80s I have an affinity for. I saw a bit of stuff from 1990-93 but only because I had a friend who was obsessed with wrestling.

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andfx8

@tdiamond15: LOL yes

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JackSpazzow

Let's see, there's give or take about 35 superstars and 10 Divas in the main roster and 15 NXT superstars at the moment. So you're looking at about 60 classic/Attitude characters that'll be put in the game.

May have to see how this goes...

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FearlessHugPlex

@jackspazzow: I put around about 75 for superstars/divas/nxt and give about 50 for classic/former characters

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Ceaser1788

Yeah 120 playable stars and limited to one match type.. singles match.

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Sir_William2

I could go for an awesome season mode but I doubt we will ever see a return to that.

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Kriket44

I'd rather have a game with 2 wrestlers that plays well over a game with 200 wrestlers that plays like WWE 2k15.

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Marky360

I hope Batman and Spiderman and the Hulk are in those guys are my favorites Superman can come too.

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nastyhotpocket

50 john cenas,50 cm punks,50 hhhs thats the full 2k16 roster

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Marky360

@nastyhotpocket:

They said 120 unique characters NOT variations maybe learn to read.

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UpDown123

And how many of them will be DLC?

And f*** the WWE watering down every wrestler in the roster to make it seem like Cena is the "best" wrestler. Cena's girlfriend holding the divas title just so she can beat AJ Lee's record. That match last Monday from Cena was HORRIBLE. And f*** Triple H and his overrated NXT. ROH-lite I like to call it. Speaking of ROH, ROH and TNA are coming up on TV later. I'm watching that, it's far more enjoyable.

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FearlessHugPlex

@updown123: none will be DLC

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CrepingDeath

and half of them will be doubles of characters.

I guess what?

5 Different Hogans

Three different John Cenas

6 different Randy Ortons?

4 Different versions of The Rock?

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FearlessHugPlex

@crepingdeath: no, variations are not included in that, I don't know if any will be on the game aswell

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spectre_saren

I think it's better if they do a remake of Here Comes The Pain...

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digitaldame

I want all the Divas!

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spectre_saren

GOOOLDBERG!!!!!! BENOIT, KURT ANGLE, KANE (2003), LESNAR (RETRO), TOO COOL, DUDLEY BOYZ, HARDY BOYZ, etc... pretty much attitude era + ruthless agression era.

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ComedyTree

120 wrestlers with only 20 available from the start and the other 100 unlocked by a bunch of tedious bullshit, BUY NOW!

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