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2K Sports officially announced Tuesday the next WWE video game franchise and Bill Goldberg as the lead playable character.
“WWE 2k17” is due out in October and Goldberg will “make his virtual return to WWE” in the next video game.
Goldberg’s WCW and WWE characters will be available with pre-sale orders of the video game. 2K Sports will also release playable arenas WCW Nitro and Halloween Havoc as bonus content for pre-orders for Playstation 4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.
“After 12 years away from the business, I’m incredibly honored to work with WWE and 2K while following in the footsteps of such greats as Ultimate Warrior, Sting, and Arnold Schwarzenegger,” said Goldberg in a press release. (Goldberg commented on the honor to IGN.com.)
““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. 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!’”
“Goldberg’s return to WWE action through two WWE 2K17 playable characters, along with the WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, collectively delivers a unique opportunity to experience one of WWE’s true living legends,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “Fans can now relive many of their favorite Goldberg moments, as well as create brand new ones, as they decide ‘Who’s Next?’ in the virtual ring.”
The next WWE franchise video game was developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio. For more information on the video game, visit 2K.com.