The return of the WWE 2K series will be headlined by a Superstar who is no stranger to theatrical returns himself, as WWE 2K22 will feature future WWE Hall of Famer and Lucha Libre legend, Rey Mysterio, as its cover superstar.
The news comes from a virtual press conference featuring Mysterio and hosted by WWE color commentator Byron Saxton and broadcast journalist Sam Roberts, who also announced the game’s release date of March 11, 2022.
“It’s an incredible moment for me,” Mysterio said. “To be able to represent the culture of Lucha Libre as the cover superstar of WWE 2K22, it is a matter of great pride not only for me, but for the generations to come after me and for all my people – all Latinos. moment, it’s a great moment.”
In addition to having the honor of being the cover superstar, Mysterio’s career will also be highlighted in WWE 2K22’s Showcase Mode, a mode that traditionally allowed players to relive important matches and moments in a wrestler’s career Which is completed with a documentary-style introduction to the setting. Reference to each match.
Mysterio has had an illustrious career filled with memorable matches that would make for a lot of material for Showcase Mode, but he said he’s especially excited to share in WWE 2K22, the match against Eddie Guerrero at WrestleMania 21 and His match against Shawn Michaels on SmackDown on November 14, 2005, served as a tribute to Joe Guerrero, who had tragically died the previous day.
Mysterio joins the ranks of Roman Reigns, Becky Lynch, AJ Styles, Seth Rollins, Brock Lesnar, Stone Cold Steve Austin, John Cena, and The Rock, one of a handful of WWE Superstars known to be one of the primary cover athletes. as depicted. WWE 2K Sports.
WWE 2K22 will mark the first WWE 2K game since 2019’s WWE 2K20, and promises to feature a redesigned gameplay engine, a new control scheme, and enhanced visuals, in addition to the new MyGM mode Allows one to step into the role. WWE General Manager and draft your own ultimate WWE roster; MyFaction, which lets players collect and manage their own dream faction; and MyRISE, which serves as WWE 2K22’s version of MyCareer Mode and allows players to create their own superstar and forge their own path to stardom.
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