WWE Battlegrounds: Are you ready to Ruuuuuumble!
2K Sports are well known for their WWE titles, but instead of bringing out a new main release this year, they’ve opted for more time in developing their next big title which is set to be released next year. Instead, they revealed WWE 2K Battlegrounds, which is a cartoon style spin-off that was exhibited in the Nintendo Direct Mini showcase.
Nintendo Direct Mini was an online event which was aimed at showing fans what they can expect from the third-party games that are currently in development. WWE 2K Battlegrounds was one of those games.
Battlegrounds is a completely different wrestling game when it comes to the realism that we’ve seen develop over the years in previous WWE titles. It doesn’t take itself seriously and looks like a game that’s aimed at bringing something more unique and fun to the table.
Throwing your opponent out into the Everglades to be eaten by a crocodile is definitely unique. Gameplay footage also shows wrestlers having special arcade-style abilities, like burning fists and ice breath.
The roster will feature 70 different wrestlers at launch, with more to be released later via DLC (free of charge). John Cena, Undertaker, Mankind, and Randy Orton alongside many more legends will feature. Each wrestler will fit into five different styles of combat: Powerhouse, High-Flyer, Technician, All-Rounder, and Brawler.
Different game modes will also feature in WWE Battlegrounds. Exhibition matches will be available for offline or online gameplay, which can feature up to four different players. Online matches will let you test your skills against other players, either in quick matches or tournaments. Another game mode is the campaign, where you will assume control of one of seven new recruits, battling it out for a WWE contract. You’ll also unlock new arenas as you progress while being mentored by one of the legends such as Steve Austin. As you climb your way to the top. The final game mode is King of the Battleground, which will see the last one standing victorious. Four other players will wait outside the ring, ready to join in when others are knocked out.
It may not be the game wrestling fans want, and it may not be a blockbuster title that is so eagerly anticipated, but given the negativity surrounding the release of WWE 2K20, it will be a fresh approach to wrestling games, and it does have the potential to be a pretty fun game.
Platform: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows
Release Date: September 18, 2020
Developer: Saber Interactive