2K Games has announced that 2K Showcase will be returning in WWE 2K19.
This time round the Showcase mode will follow the story of Daniel Bryan through his early matches, unexpected early retirement, and emotional comeback at Wrestlemania 34. Players will play matches from his career and must complete historically accurate objectives to unlock in-game content, including new attires and entrances.
“2K Showcase is a story-driven, single-player campaign mode that traditionally covers a particular era or rivalry of a WWE Superstar,” Visual Concepts explains. “The mode features historic WWE footage that gives context and backstory to the objective-based matches the user plays through. Achieving objectives often triggers mid-match cinematic cutscenes that allow the user to recreate historic moments on their way to victory.
“Completing objectives also unlocks special arenas, Superstars, attires and championship belts. The goal of finishing a Showcase is to complete as many objectives as possible to earn all unlockable content, and of course, relive some awesome WWE history along the way!”
Showcase mode will feature 11 historical matches, and one additional “surprise” match, for a total of 12 matches, nine historic arenas, 11 different Daniel Bryan models, 20 story-centric video cutscenes, eight new entrances, and 11 new victory scenes.
“In our eyes, Daniel Bryan is one of – if not the most – popular WWE Superstar in the last decade, with nearly universal support from the WWE Universe,” the developer added. “His story resonates with everyone, as he worked incredibly hard to get to the top of his craft – only to deal with setbacks that seemingly would keep him from fulfilling his dreams. Instead, he persevered, fought for what he wanted and is now back doing what he was meant to do. His story is both relatable and inspiring for anyone trying to achieve their goals in life.”
WWE 2K19 launches October 9th, 2018 for Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC.