2K Games has continued to improve upon its wrestling games, and this is evident from its latest WWE 2K23 gameplay trailer that shows off some of the new content and graphical enhancements players can expect.
WWE 2K22 was a massive upgrade from its predecessors, and WWE 2K23 takes it up a notch while celebrating WWE Superstar John Cena's 20th anniversary and introducing John Cena's 2K showcase mode. The trailer shows John Cena wearing new wrestling attire - something not seen in almost 4 to 5 years. John Cena's 2K showcase will feature his 20-year-long career and be narrated by him too.
The new WWE 2K23 will feature a range of new WWE superstars from both RAW and Smackdown. While legends like Macho Man, Hulk Hogan, The Undertaker, and Stone Cold Steve Austin will be available in-game as usual, the new wrestlers being added include Logan Paul and Bad Bunny (pre-order bonus).
We also see other notable superstars such as Rhea Ripley, Roman Reigns, Cody Rhodes, and Bianca Belair, along with a new engine. WWE 2K23 will also have improved returning modes, such as MyRise, MyGM, and MyFACTION, featuring more content, such as the addition of new managers.
In addition, one of the trailer's highlights was the new WarGames mode. WarGames mode will allow 3v3 and 4v4 matches in two rings fixed side-by-side next to each other inside a steel cage.
The up-to-date game will also feature updated content in line with the current weekly wrestling content. This feature is similar to what we find in FIFA games, where every team is updated based on the current season or real-life team arrangements. Thanks to this, players will also be able to simulate future matches, such as the highly anticipated Cody Rhodes vs. Roman Reigns for the WWE Universal Heavyweight Championship scheduled for the upcoming WrestleMania in April.
WWE 2K23 comes in Standard, Deluxe, Icon, and Cross-Gen editions, which the fans can pre-order right now. WWE 2K23 is scheduled to release on March 17, 2023, for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.