On Monday, 2K Sports announced the upcoming release of WWE 2K Battlegrounds, an over-the-top arcade wrestling game launching this fall. Today, thanks to an update on the ESRB website, we have more details on the game itself.
According to the listing on the website, the game is set to launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, and Google Stadia.
In addition to that, the game will allow players to attack their opponents using “chairs, poles, alligators, exploding barrels, and falling cars”. This signifies, as we saw in the first trailer, that environments will play a big role in matches within the game.
As far as gameplay is concerned, it will play out much like what everyone saw in the trailer. Over-the-top movements, exaggerated sounds, and various effects will make up how the game looks to players.
“Matches are depicted in a somewhat exaggerated cartoon style—highlighted by impact sounds, slow-motion effects, and occasional explosions,” the site said.
The game will also feature a number of match types, including a match featuring an electric cage.
“In one sequence, wrestlers climb and are shocked by an electrified cage while grabbing bags of cash,” the description reads.
Lastly, the ESRB mentions in-game purchases being part of the product which means the game is likely to have microtransactions within it. If you recall, the last game from Saber Interactive, NBA 2K Playgrounds 2, received heavy criticism for the number of microtransactions in the game, causing many to have a feeling of a pay-to-win approach from the developers.
Hopefully, the studio has learned a lesson from the last game and will make WWE 2K Battlegrounds less reliant on the in-game purchases.
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