WWE 2K16 just announced its roster of playable characters, boasting around 120 in total, and introduced in batches per week until end-October.
This week, Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, the game developer of the franchise, introduced around 20 characters, which is a combination of all-time legend as well as current wrestlers. The full roster introduced so far includes Bad News Barrett, Booker T, Colonel Mustafa, Daniel Bryan, Emma, Eva Marie, Finn Balor, General Adnan, John Cena, Kalisto, Kane, Lord Steven Regal, Paige, Seth Rollins, Sin Cara, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, Summer Rae, Tamina and Triple H.
Other characters who were confirmed to be part of 2K16 but were not yet officially unveiled are Sasha Banks and Rosa Mendes.
In addition, players who pre-order get to see Arnold Schwarzenegger as a bonus. He will be appearing as the Terminator in two characters one is the T-800 from the film and the other is the good android in Terminator 2: Judgement Day.
Rumors indicate that former UFC champion, Brock “Beast Incarnate” Lesnar, will soon be included in the list. On the other hand, wrestling legend Hulk Hogan is said to have been eliminated from the roster due to the controversy surrounding allegations of racist comments.
Around three months ago, it was revealed that WWE Announcer Jerry “the King” Lawler along with the legendary Jim Ross will join 2K16 to give commentary for the attitude era themed game. Lawler said in WhatCulture, “We’re already working on that. A lot of people ask about my old broadcast partner. They’re having in this year’s game, a big Stone Cold Steve Austin Attitude Era section and they have me and J.R. back together again in the studio doing voice-overs for that.”
WWE 2K16 will be available on October 27 this year for Playstation 4, Playstation 3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 game consoles.