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2K’s latest entry in its annual WWE series, WWE 2K18, will be available for Nintendo Switch on December 6th, 2017.

The Switch release features all of the modes found in other versions of the game, as well as a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations, a massive backstage area, and up to six characters onscreen at once.

Two versions of the game will be available to purchase at launch: the Standard Edition for $59.99 and Digital Deluxe Edition for $89.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the game’s season pass, two playable versions of John Cena (ECW One Night Stand and WrestleMania 26), and playable characters Batista and Rob Van Dam. Pre-ordering either version of the game will also grant access to Kurt Angle’s WWE “American Hero” persona (2001) and ECW “Wrestling Machine” persona (2006).

As well as the above versions, several pieces of DLC will be available to purchase at launch:

  • WWE 2K18 Season Pass:
    • Accelerator;
    • Enduring Icons Pack;
    • MyPlayer Kick Start;
    • New Moves Pack;
    • NXT Generation Pack.
    • Available for purchase on launch day for $29.99, a savings of over 23% percent versus individual content purchases.  
    • Players will receive the items as they become available on the Nintendo eShop.
  • WWE 2K18 Kurt Angle Pack:
    • Two playable versions of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle: his WWE “American Hero” persona (2001) and his ECW “Wrestling Machine” persona (2006).
    • Available for purchase for $4.99 after December 13th, 2017. This pack is available at no additional cost to anyone that purchases WWE 2K18 prior to December 13, 2017.
  • WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Pack:
    • Playable characters Batista and Rob Van Dam;
    • Two playable versions of John Cena (ECW One Night Stand and WrestleMania 26);
    • Available for purchase on launch day for $7.99. 
  • Accelerator:
    • Players will gain access to all unlockable content available at launch in the game’s VC Purchasable section (excluding downloadable content);
    • Players can also decide the overall rankings and attribute levels for all playable characters throughout the life of the product;
    • Available for purchase on launch day for $4.99.
  • Enduring Icons Pack
    • Playable WWE Superstars: The Hardy Boyz;
    • Playable WWE Hall of Famers: Beth Phoenix and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express;
    • Available for $9.99 at a later date.
  • MyPlayer Kick Start
    • Players will be able to unlock and boost MyPlayer ratings and attributes via a 50,000 VC starting bonus;
    • Players will begin with 10 additional Attribute Points for MyPlayer and can boost any Attribute tower by 10 levels or spread the upgrades throughout multiple Attribute towers;
    • Available for purchase on launch day for $9.99.
  • New Moves Pack
    • Explore a wide variety of new in-game moves, including the Tie Breaker (made popular by WWE Superstar Tye Dillinger); the Crash Landing (made popular by NXT Superstar Kassius Ohno); the Pumphandle Death Valley Driver (made popular by NXT Superstar Akam); and the Swinging Sleeper Slam (made popular by WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page);
    • Available for $3.99 at a later date.
  • NXT Generation Pack
    • Playable WWE and NXT Superstars: Aleister Black, Drew McIntyre, Elias, Lars Sullivan and Ruby Riot;
    • Available for $9.99 at a later date. 

2K notes that a microSD card with a minimum of 32GB of free space and 1GB of free system space is required to download the game.

WWE 2K18 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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WWE 2K18 Nintendo Switch release date revealed

2K has finally revealed when WWE 2K18 will be coming to Nintendo Switch.

By Matthew Bennett | 12/5/2017 05:30 AM PT

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2K’s latest entry in its annual WWE series, WWE 2K18, will be available for Nintendo Switch on December 6th, 2017.

The Switch release features all of the modes found in other versions of the game, as well as a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations, a massive backstage area, and up to six characters onscreen at once.

Two versions of the game will be available to purchase at launch: the Standard Edition for $59.99 and Digital Deluxe Edition for $89.99. The Digital Deluxe Edition includes the game’s season pass, two playable versions of John Cena (ECW One Night Stand and WrestleMania 26), and playable characters Batista and Rob Van Dam. Pre-ordering either version of the game will also grant access to Kurt Angle’s WWE “American Hero” persona (2001) and ECW “Wrestling Machine” persona (2006).

As well as the above versions, several pieces of DLC will be available to purchase at launch:

  • WWE 2K18 Season Pass:
    • Accelerator;
    • Enduring Icons Pack;
    • MyPlayer Kick Start;
    • New Moves Pack;
    • NXT Generation Pack.
    • Available for purchase on launch day for $29.99, a savings of over 23% percent versus individual content purchases.  
    • Players will receive the items as they become available on the Nintendo eShop.
  • WWE 2K18 Kurt Angle Pack:
    • Two playable versions of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle: his WWE “American Hero” persona (2001) and his ECW “Wrestling Machine” persona (2006).
    • Available for purchase for $4.99 after December 13th, 2017. This pack is available at no additional cost to anyone that purchases WWE 2K18 prior to December 13, 2017.
  • WWE 2K18 Cena (Nuff) Pack:
    • Playable characters Batista and Rob Van Dam;
    • Two playable versions of John Cena (ECW One Night Stand and WrestleMania 26);
    • Available for purchase on launch day for $7.99. 
  • Accelerator:
    • Players will gain access to all unlockable content available at launch in the game’s VC Purchasable section (excluding downloadable content);
    • Players can also decide the overall rankings and attribute levels for all playable characters throughout the life of the product;
    • Available for purchase on launch day for $4.99.
  • Enduring Icons Pack
    • Playable WWE Superstars: The Hardy Boyz;
    • Playable WWE Hall of Famers: Beth Phoenix and The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express;
    • Available for $9.99 at a later date.
  • MyPlayer Kick Start
    • Players will be able to unlock and boost MyPlayer ratings and attributes via a 50,000 VC starting bonus;
    • Players will begin with 10 additional Attribute Points for MyPlayer and can boost any Attribute tower by 10 levels or spread the upgrades throughout multiple Attribute towers;
    • Available for purchase on launch day for $9.99.
  • New Moves Pack
    • Explore a wide variety of new in-game moves, including the Tie Breaker (made popular by WWE Superstar Tye Dillinger); the Crash Landing (made popular by NXT Superstar Kassius Ohno); the Pumphandle Death Valley Driver (made popular by NXT Superstar Akam); and the Swinging Sleeper Slam (made popular by WWE Hall of Famer Diamond Dallas Page);
    • Available for $3.99 at a later date.
  • NXT Generation Pack
    • Playable WWE and NXT Superstars: Aleister Black, Drew McIntyre, Elias, Lars Sullivan and Ruby Riot;
    • Available for $9.99 at a later date. 

2K notes that a microSD card with a minimum of 32GB of free space and 1GB of free system space is required to download the game.

WWE 2K18 is available now on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.

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Matt is one of the longest-serving members of the EGMNOW team. An ability to go many hours without sleep and a quick wit make him ideal for his role as associate editor at EGMNOW.com. He often thinks back to the days when the very idea of this career seemed like nothing but an impossible dream. Find him on Twitter @mattyjb89