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Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns are the cover stars for the game.
Alongside “streamlined gameplay and a variety of popular modes”, the title will introduce several franchise firsts, including the story-driven, objective-based 2K Showcase: The Women’s Evolution, which follows the careers of the Four Horsewomen – Becky Lynch, SmackDown Women’s Champion Bayley, Charlotte Flair and Sasha Banks.
MyCAREER and Mixed Tag matches will feature male and female playable characters, while the WWE Towers mode returns and includes a story-driven Tower focused on Roman Reigns.
2K Showcase DLC will arrive post-launch via a new service model called WWE 2K20 Originals. 2K says: “Each of the WWE 2K20 Originals will present a new playable world and its own unique theme, with more details to be announced in the coming months.”
In-game bonuses offered with the WWE 2K20 Deluxe Edition and Collector’s Edition including playable characters Chyna, Hulk Hogan, Mankind and The Rock.
VGC recently visited the Tokyo headquarters of veteran WWE 2K developer Yuke’s to interview senior vice president and producer Hiromi Furuta. She revealed that the studio, which is behind 20 years (and 70 million sales) of licensed wrestling games, has established a new development team tasked with creating a rival wrestling IP in order to create internal competition for its WWE projects and reinvigorate its staff.
Furuta also said Yuke’s has become frustrated with what it has been able to achieve with recent WWE 2K games, and suggested that its relationship with publisher 2K Sports (American studio Visual Concepts also contributes to the WWE 2K series) is partly responsible.