Despite the world of WWE moving on somewhat since the nineties, it seems 2K are still reliant on nostalgia to sell copies of its famed wrestling title as this time around players can get their hands on Bill Goldberg, a former WCW and WWE wrestler, in WWE 2K17.
Two versions of the wrestler will be available to those who pre-order the game, one from his persona in WCW and another from WWE. In addition, two arenas, WCW Monday Nitro, and Halloween Havoc, are also being offered as pre-order bonuses on all platforms.
A new trailer has also been released, which you can see below.
Goldberg himself has weighed in on the announcement saying that he’s “incredibly honored” to work with 2K and WWE for this promotion.
“My son was a big part of this coming together, and I can’t wait for him to see his dad kicking ass in a WWE ring through the magic of video games,” Goldberg explained. “I encountered the likes of The Rock, Triple H, Brock Lesnar and Ric Flair during my WWE career, and now through WWE 2K17, I’ll be taking on the biggest and baddest Superstars of today–showing them once and for all that I am still ‘Da Man!'”
WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for release on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 in October 2016.