I had a chance recently to get some hands-on time with WWE 2K17 at a recent event in San Francisco. There I explored many of the game’s major modes.
First, I took a look at the revamped WWE Universe mode. From cutting promos mid-show, to setting matches however I wanted, the level of customization the mode has always been known for goes deeper than ever. Now, here’s a video of me putting Dean Ambrose through a table in a Falls Count Anywhere match on SmackDown with the Undertaker.
After shaking off some of my ring rust with the Deadman, I went into the new Career mode. I played around briefly with the character creator before being prompted to step into the ring by WWE trainer and former Superstar Matt Bloom (potentially better known to WWE fans as Lord Tensai or Prince Albert). There, I wrestled the likes of Samoa Joe, and got into a war of words with Enzo Amore, which I unsurprisingly lost, but still was given a spot of the RAW roster. You can watch all of that in this video.
Finally, I decided to play around with the roster a little and set up a series of different matches with different stipulations. I tested out the new Ladder match mechanics with Brock Lesnar. I climbed a steel cage as Macho Man Randy Savage. I fought all around an arena in Tokyo as Stone Cold Steve Austin. And finally body slammed Earthquake (and others) with Lex Luger in an Elimination Chamber match. All of these matches you can see here.
WWE 2K17 is shaping up to be the deepest game in the series yet, and although I spent nearly two hours with it, I feel I’ve barely scratched the surface. I look forward to getting a closer look at the final product when WWE 2K17 releases on October 11 for Xbox One, PS4, PS3, Xbox 360, and PC.