WWE 2K18 coming to Switch alongside other platforms in October, first details
Earlier today, it was announced that WWE 2K18 is on the way to Switch. Now we have concrete details about the game on Nintendo’s platform.
First, fans will be happy to hear that WWE 2K18 is debuting on Switch alongside the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions. It’s due out on October 17 worldwide.
WWE 2K18 will feature “eight man matches, a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations and a massive backstage area” in addition to a new rendering engine. MyCareer is in, which “puts you on the path to greatness as you journey along on the road to WrestleMania.” Also new is Road to Glory that has you battling opponents online to improve your MyPlayer with unlockables, boosts and upgrades while also attempting to secure a spot in special events held alongside real-life WWE special events, such as pay-per-views. Customizing matches will be possible with deeper tools, and a robust Creation Suite “offers even more detailed features for Create-a-Superstar, Create-a-Video and Create-an-Arena.”
Read on below for today’s full announcement.
Nintendo fans have made it clear, they want WWE 2K games on their console of choice. And we’re happy to announce that we’re coming back!
WWE 2K18 will release on Nintendo Switch this fall. This marks the first time in five years that a WWE game has been on a Nintendo platform. The Nintendo Switch version features docked play on television and offers the first portable edition of a WWE game in six years.
Like the other available versions of WWE 2K18, it includes a whole host of new features.
Get ready for eight man matches, a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations and a massive backstage area. A brand-new rendering engine also gives WWE 2K18 a visual overhaul and will bring the drama of WWE to life like never before.
A new MyCareer experience puts you on the path to greatness as you journey along on the road to WrestleMania. Explore WWE like never before through free-roaming backstage, conversing with WWE Superstars, forming alliances, making enemies, seeking out quests, and strategizing for upcoming matches.
Can your MyPlayer make it to the WWE Hall of Fame? Introducing the all-new Road to Glory. Compete with opponents online to improve your MyPlayer by earning unlockables, boosts and upgrades all while securing your entry into special events that are held alongside real-life WWE special events, such as pay-per-views.
Customize WWE like never before with an even deeper set of customization tools and the new Custom Match option. The robust Creation Suite also offers even more detailed features for Create-a-Superstar, Create-a-Video and Create-an-Arena.
Dominate the ring with tons of your favorite WWE, NXT and legendary Superstars.WWE 2K18 offers the most complete roster of the biggest and brightest WWE and NXT Superstars and Legends to ever grace a WWE ring.
To celebrate the good news, WWE 2K18 cover Superstar Seth Rollins appeared in a special video announcing the series’ return to Nintendo platforms and debut on the Nintendo Switch.
Give it a watch on WWE and Nintendo channels first and stay tuned for more details on the Nintendo Switch edition of WWE 2K18.
Pre-Order WWE 2K18 and receive two playable versions of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle: his WWE “American Hero” persona (2001) or his ECW “Wrestling Machine” persona (2006).
Source: 2K Games PR