WWE 2K18 Release Date, Cover Star, And Special Editions Revealed

WWE 2K18 cover star welcomingly confirmed as Not Roman Reigns.

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A number of details about this year's annual WWE game, WWE 2K18, have been revealed today. That includes the release date, special editions, and identity of the game's cover star: Seth Rollins. You can check out the cover below.

Rollins' selection seems notable given how relatively new to the company he is. Recent years have seen more firmly entrenched wrestlers grace the cover, including The Rock, Stone Cold, Brock Lesnar, and John Cena. Rollins will serve not just as the cover star, but also do whatever this line from a press release means: "Rollins will personify WWE 2K18's worldwide marketing campaign--Be Like No One--which invites players to explore Rollins' identity, as well as those of several other WWE Superstars, while learning more about the game."

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WWE 2K18 launches on October 17 for PS4 and Xbox One. In addition to the standard version of the game, two special editions will be available. For now, WWE and 2K are only really talking about the Deluxe edition, which consists of a copy of the game with special packaging, the season pass, pre-order bonus digital content, and Collector's edition digital content. The specifics of those last three items will be revealed later this summer, along with the details of the Collector's edition.

Pre-ordering either the Deluxe or Collector's edition will get you access to the game four days earlier, starting on October 13. The Deluxe edition will be sold both physically and digitally, while the Collector's edition--whatever it may consist of--is physical-only.

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We need more NJPW this year <3
(Kenny Omega FTW)

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It'll be another disappointment like 2k17 was and 2k16 was before that.

Last game i enjoyed was 2k10 which i played with friends alot as well.

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So Many better fighting Games on the market ! Played 2K16 and wasn't that impressed !

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It just wwe2k1 7 with new wrestlers lol

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The past year they said that they would focus on the Universe mode and adding many animations instead of making the famous showcase mode which many like. The result was very glitchy game at launch without showcase mode. Later they ported it on PC and never fixed some of the glitches. I don't think I'll ever pre-order another WWE 2K game.

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Roman shouldve been the cover star, belee dat baby gurls

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I'm confused. Doesn't WWE usually put part-timers or retired wrestlers on the covers of their games?

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@john_matrix_007: either way it should've been AJ Styles on the cover because he works so hard even WWE doesn't deserve a talent like him.

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Should of been Kurt Angle

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He'll probably be the pre-order bonus don't you think?

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Wish undertaker on front cover this years game.

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@playstationzone: Probably the next year with a showcase mode about the undertaker

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@lonesamurai1: i feel the same, i cant watch it anymore not since i was young but i can play the hell out of it....just hasnt been a good one since the ps2 days imo, last great wwe game to me was smackdown vs raw