Archive for the ‘WWE’ Category
  • WWE 2K14 Collector’s Edition Set Honors Undertaker
    Posted August 1st, 2013 at 7:30 am 9 Comments
    Details have now rolled out on what will make up the special edition of WWE 2K14. Known as Undertaker: Phenom Edition the set will include unique coffin packaging, copy of WWE 2K14, "The Streak" DVD, controller skin, autographed art card, and exclusive DLC code for the "American Badass" entrance and gear. (more…)...
  • Teaser Trailer for WWE 2K14
    Posted June 25th, 2013 at 9:00 am 14 Comments
    2K Sports debuted a teaser trailer for WWE 2K14 on last night's Raw broadcast. This will be the first release under the WWE license acquired by Take Two in February that will run through 2018. Development studio Yuke's continued work on this title which was already well into development when the transfer from now defunct THQ occurred. There isn't much to glean from the trailer except again there being a focus on "legends" and the Attitude Era and getting a few glimpses at some character m...
  • 2K Release Schedule Essentially Confirms This Year’s Next-Gen Plans
    Posted May 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm 20 Comments
    It has been widely expected that 2K Sports would release NBA 2K14 on the PS4 and next Xbox which would likely come shortly after first releasing on the 360 and PS3. However WWE 2K14 - considering the acquisition of the license from THQ who had been battling financial trouble, the continued development from Yuke's studio, and the even tighter time frame between the two - appeared unlikely to make that same fluid transition. The quarterly financial report from Take Two has basically confirmed ...
  • WWE 2K14 Cover Goes to The Rock
    Posted April 6th, 2013 at 10:00 am 11 Comments
    The lead-up to Wrestlemania is always the biggest time of the year in terms of consumer interest and interaction for WWE. With Wrestlemania 29 on Sunday the company even made video game news with still over seven months until the typical release time frame for the series arrives. Executive Vice President of Consumer Products Casey Collins announced that The Rock will be featured on the cover of WWE 2K14. Dwayne Johnson has become one of the biggest names in the entertainment industry l...
  • WWE on Board with Take Two for Five Years; 2K14 Developed by Yukes For Fall Release
    Posted February 20th, 2013 at 11:15 am 4 Comments
    Last week brought confirmation of the WWE license moving to Take Two and some of the details behind how the deal came together. Now ESPN has gone further into the partnership with news on it being a five year agreement, the franchise falling under the 2K Sports brand, Yuke's continued involvement, and oversight from Visual Concepts. “With Yukes, we have a lot of history, and we’ve been very happy with what Yukes has done in the past,” said Collins. “What we’re going to do moving f...
  • WWE Move to Take Two Confirmed
    Posted February 13th, 2013 at 5:15 pm 9 Comments
    As reported here last month and from multiple other sources the WWE license has been obtained by Take Two the parent company of 2K Sports. The question since turned to how the series would be handled moving forward given that the development studio, Yukes, would not be part of that transaction. Courtesy of Bloomberg some details have arrived today.  (more…)...
  • Take Two May Have Obtained WWE License
    Posted January 23rd, 2013 at 3:15 pm 8 Comments
    Take Two, parent company of 2K Sports, may have acquired the WWE license that had entered a free agency period due to the THQ bankruptcy proceedings. Initial rumors were that EA Sports was the company that came to an agreement with WWE but follow-up information I received indicated that it was more likely to be Take Two. IGN has confirmed those rumblings though it is important to note nothing yet is official.  (more…)...
  • THQ Bankruptcy Means WWE License Will Likely Soon Need a New Home
    Posted December 19th, 2012 at 4:45 pm 11 Comments
    Earlier today THQ declared bankruptcy and the intention to sell off assets to Clearlake Capital Group representing the latest development in what is the gradual demise of the company. While some ongoing projects at THQ have been confirmed to continue development the one property on the most shaky ground considering its licensed status is WWE. Several franchises were named-dropped by THQ president Jason Rubin today as still being on track and WWE was not one of them.  (more…)...
  • WWE 13 Pre-Orders Get Mike Tyson
    Posted June 19th, 2012 at 10:00 am 7 Comments
    Pre-orders of WWE 13 will receive a code to download a playable Mike Tyson. The deal is non-exclusive so all major retailers will be offering it - with Amazon the first to post it today. Tyson is best remembered for his appearances leading up to and at WrestleMania XIV, where he was recruited by D-Generation X (DX) to serve as a ringside enforcer during the main event match between DX member Shawn Michaels and Stone Cold Steve Austin for the WWE Championship. Tyson, sporting a sleeveless DX...
  • Features List and Full Roster for WWE 13
    Posted May 29th, 2012 at 1:30 pm 85 Comments
    Last week a trailer leaked for WWE 13 that confirmed the "Attitude Era" theme, CM Punk as the cover star, and October 30 as the release date. Now THQ has officially announced the game and rolled out the central features for this year's iteration accompanied by descriptions of each. The entire roster has also leaked out and will feature 77 wrestlers - 32 coming from the "Attitude Era" including 8 who remain active that have special "Attitude" versions. Check out the first screenshots in th...
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