WWE 2K18 brings two of the biggest entertainment aspects of the world together – Wrestling and video game. As a result, it generates a whole lot of interest among the fandom of both the community. The latest WWE 2K18 news to do the rounds relates to its cover star. After much speculation from fans, 48-year-old American professional wrestler Kurt Angle has been announced as the WWE 2K18 cover star.
This WWE 2K18 news was confirmed by Angle himself through his official Twitter account. He will be the pre-order bonus for the game this time. His inclusion as the cover star is no surprise to the fans, as he was brought into the promotion in April this year, which was enough for him to get scanned and included in the game as the cover star. No information has still been revealed about the pre-order detail, and it would remain the same until next month. This is why the announcement of the cover star seems earlier than we expected.
In another WWE 2K18 news, it was reported that the wrestling legend would be available in two different avatars in the game. The first will be his WWE Olympic Hero avatar and the second will be his ECW Wrestling Machine avatar. A lot of the fans are probably not aware of the fact that Angle is an Olympic Gold medalist. Angle won the Gold medal at the 1996 Olympic Games in the Men’s 100 Kg freestyle wrestling.
The decision to include Angle as the cover star is being very much appreciated by fans. The 6″ giant is one of the most popular faces from the WWE industry. Also, he is one of the most downloaded created Superstars within WWE 2K’s Community Creation feature.
It is also being reported that it is the first time in over 11 years that Angle has been in a WWE game. The last appearance he made was in WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007, released in the year 2006.
WWE 2K18 release date has been set for October 17, 2017. It will release worldwide for Xbox One and PlayStation 4. It is the 19th edition of the epic professional video wrestling game. It is also the fifth game under the WWE 2K name. It is developed by Visual Concepts and Yuke’s while 2K Sports serves as its publisher. It is distributed by Take-Two Interactive. The WWE 2K18 trailer was released on June 19, 2017, which revealed Seth Rollins as the game’s cover art. The tagline of the trailer was “Be Like No One.”
Another interesting aspect that was revealed by the developers is that a there will be a deluxe edition of the game too. It would give players the access to the game four days earlier than the actual release, which means, you can play the game from October 13, 2017. Besides, there will be an extra in-game content and a season pass. More information regarding them will be soon revealed by the developers
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