2K, the video gaming company that makes WWE’s video games, made a major announcement on Monday. They announced that WWE Hall of Famer John Cena will adorn the cover of their next game, WWE 2K23. They also announced that their game will release worldwide on March 17th 2023.
Their announcement is on the lines of the celebration of Cena’s 20th anniversary as a WWE Superstar recently. He even competed in a tag team match on the last SmackDown of the year in 2022. The 16-time World Champion will grace three different covers of the game in different poses that showcase his different styles throughout his career.
Cena has tweeted “Honored to be on the cover of @WWE @WWEgames #WWE2K23 for the second time!
The new game certainly brings a new meaning to “career mode.” Excited for every player to take this journey!”
Honored to be on the cover of @WWE @WWEgames #WWE2K23 for the second time!
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— John Cena (@JohnCena) January 23, 2023
In a media release, Cena said “It is a pleasure to tell the story of my career through the WWE 2K23 Showcase. 2K has done a fantastic job capturing and invigorating the WWE 2K franchise through this concept, and I am honored to grace the cover of WWE 2K23.”
A teaser of the game was released earlier and the proper trailer was released during RAW XXX. 2K also announced that international music sensation Bad Bunny will also be debuting as a playable character in the game. A new feature in the game’s “2K Showcase” mode will allow players to play as Cena’s toughest opponents against him.
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Also the WarGames match is going to be a part of it. Popular modes like MyGM, MyFACTION and MyRISE are returning as well. There are currently four editions available (Standard, Cross-Gen, Deluxe, and Icon) if you’re looking to pre-order the game.
The Deluxe Edition includes a Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, plus the Season Pass that has access to all five post-launch DLC packs, as well as a litany of MyRise and MyFaction boosts.
The Icon Edition includes all of the bonus content from the Deluxe Edition, as well as the “Ruthless Aggression Pack,”. It features a variant version of John Cena, Batista, Brock Lesnar, and Randy Orton, as well as an Emerald Paul Heyman MyFaction Manager Card and 3 Deluxe Premium Launch MyFaction Card Packs.