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2K released the first trailer for the WWE 2K22 video game during WrestleMania 37 tonight. The trailer showed Rey Mysterio giving Cesaro a 619. The franchise took a year off in 2020, but the title will be back this year with a new installment. The tagline for the game will be “WWE 2K22: It Hits Different.” More details on the game will be released by the Visual Concepts development team in the coming months.
Radican’s Analysis: I was part of a virtual media press conference this past week to see the debut trailer for WWE 2K22 early. It was mentioned during the press conference that people can expect a whole new approach to the game on all levels in terms of how it plays to how the details of the game are released to the media in the coming months, which goes along with the “It Hits Different” tagline.
I’m cautiously optimistic about the new title, as WWE 2K20 was a disaster on all levels from a gameplay and visual perspective. 2K is making some big promises in terms of what to expect from WWE 2K22, so hopefully they can live up to their word in the coming months leading up to the unannounced launch date to get people excited about the franchise again.
You can read the entire press release announcing WWE 2K22 below:
During the WrestleMania 37 broadcast, 2K and Visual Concepts revealed the very first teaser video forWWE® 2K22, featuring both live-action and stunning in-game footage of WWE Superstar Rey Mysterio.
In the teaser, Rey Mysterio, a high-flying lucha libre legend and one of the most exciting and decorated Superstars in WWE history, slips on his iconic mask, enters the ring, sets up his opponent, Cesaro, and connects with his electrifying 619 signature move. The video concludes with a note confirming WWE 2K22will be coming soon and the tagline “It Hits Different.”