2K has announced the 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode for the upcoming WWE 2K14. A new single-player campaign similar to last years Attitude Era Mode, featuring iconic WrestleMania matches spanning three decades of WWE history.
The mode will commence with the inaugural WrestleMania as players will compete in over 45 legendary matches. 2K confirmed three matches that will take place in the 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode, which include Hulk Hogan vs Andre the Giant for the WWE Championship at WrestleMania 3, The Rock vs “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan in a “Icon vs. Icon” match at WrestleMania 18, and the WrestleMania 28 main event match between The Rock and John Cena.
“For nearly three decades, WWE has inspired millions worldwide through the historic, cultural and undeniable phenomenon that is WrestleMania,” said Chris Snyder, Senior Director of Marketing at 2K. “Through the 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode in WWE 2K14, players can now relive their favorite nostalgic and recent WrestleMania moments – from an incredible roster to authentic presentation and match play – in a unique and engaging way.”
30 Years of WrestleMania will organise matches into one progressive single-player campaign, the format will be curated by separating WWE history into five distinct eras. Unique presentation elements will be incorporated to provide a realistic feel to each era throughout the mode, with authentic arenas, Superstar entrances and ring attires, as well as unique graphical filters (as seen above) and presentational elements.
WWE produced video packages will also be included in the mode, providing the cinematic quality we see on WWE programming to showcase the detailed story elements between each epic battle. Players will also be able to re-create historical moments in matches with Historical Objectives, which will unlock a host of rewards, such as additional playable characters, alternate attires, new arenas and WWE archive photography.
To celebrate the announcement 2K revealed the company and Twitch.TV will present the WWE 2K14 30 Years of WrestleMania Mode Roster Reveal live (located here) from the WWE SummerSlam Axxess on Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 12:30 p.m. PDT (Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 5.30am AEST). WWE Hall of Famer’s Jim Ross and Jerry “The King” Lawler will host the event, alongside WWE Superstar Damien Sandow.
WWE 2K14 will release October 29 in North America, and October 31 in Australia and New Zealand for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3.