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Last week we had a chance to sit in on a conference call to discuss the new mode in WWE 2K15, 2K Showcase. This mode will feature two of the top rivalries in WWE history, Triple H vs. Shawn Michaels from 2002 through 2004 and John Cena vs. CM Punk from 2011 through 2013. Yes, you read that correctly, CM Punk is in WWE 2K15 and featured in the new mode in a major way.

The rivalries will be played out over the course of 33 matches. It will also be presented like a mini documentary produced by the WWE themselves, so we will see live action interviews as well as other video cuts. 2K emphasized that they want moments played out exactly the same way they did on TV. Throughout playing the mode you will unlock wrestlers, game play modes and different wrestler outfits as well. They also stated that new rivalries would be coming out in the future via DLC, but they aren’t ready to discuss any of those right now.

The John Cena vs. CM Punk rivalry mode will be playable at Gamescom in Germany and over SummerSlam weekend in Los Angeles.

Shawn Michaels was on the conference call as well and stated that in his 25 years of wrestling, that having his face captured for WWE 2K15 on PS4/Xbox One was the most cameras he had ever been in front of at one time. He was very proud that his career would be exposed to future generations via this game and how lifelike it looks.

WWE 2K15 is set to launch on October 28th for Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4.

Read the full press release below.

2K today announced details of 2K Showcase, the story-driven single-player campaign in WWE® 2K15, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Through high quality cinematics and historic WWE footage, players will intimately explore two notable WWE rivalries: the bitter rivalry between Triple H® and Shawn Michaels® from 2002 to 2004, as well as WWE 2K15 cover Superstar John Cena® and CM Punk®’s spirited rivalry spanning 2011 to 2013.

“The moment Triple H ended his longtime friendship with ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ by slamming him with a Pedigree was a defining moment in WWE history,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “No fan can deny the fierce competition marking the notorious battles waged between Cena and Punk. These two rivalries are firmly etched in WWE history, and 2K Showcase enables fans to take part in those memorable experiences.”

2K Showcase will tell the epic history of the two rivalries through documentary-style video packages of classic WWE footage, authentic WWE Superstar commentary and cinematic cut scenes. In the 33 available matches across the rivalries, players will be tasked with completing a set of bonus historical objectives that will unlock new WWE Superstars, Championship titles and alternate attire that can be used in all other WWE 2K15 game modes. With this wealth of unlockable content, players can recreate current rivalries or stage dream matchups between WWE Superstars of the past and present. Additional 2K Showcase rivalries will be made available via downloadable content following the game’s scheduled release on October 28, 2014 in North America and October 31, 2014 internationally.

“Featuring two of the biggest rivalries in WWE history, including my storied matches with Shawn Michaels, there’s no doubt fans will experience the thrill first-hand through WWE 2K15,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, Executive Vice President, Talent, Live Events & Creative at WWE. “2K Showcase brings WWE to life in a way our fans have never seen before through a video game.”

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# 1 bostonchipster @ 08/11/14 08:04 AM
There's my preorder...fantastic choices for the first two rivalries.
 
# 2 AirJordanFan93 @ 08/11/14 08:05 AM
Im pretty happy with these rivalries. I love the HHH/HBK heud though it is the WWE nerd in me I hope they accurately portray the attires for HHH and Shawn from that era right I want old school HBK tights. Cena/Punk is the best choice they cold of gone with choosing a Cena feud.
 
# 3 eaterofworlds888 @ 08/11/14 08:05 AM
Wow, that really surprises me. I figured he wouldn't be in.
 
# 4 BEARYChi @ 08/11/14 08:12 AM
Now im really sold completely..... First Day Cop.
 
# 5 R9NALD9 @ 08/11/14 08:14 AM
Triple H vs Shawn Michaels is fine...but Cena vs Punk... :|

Off all the incredible rivalries Austin/Rock, Austin/Triple H, Undertaker/Shawn Michaels, Undertaker/Kane, Sting/NWO, Rock/Mankind etc. these are the two they come up with?

I hope and pray that the DLC rivalries are better.
 
# 6 TheBleedingRed21 @ 08/11/14 08:36 AM
HHH and HBK is a great choice.

The other, ovbiously they are going to have a more recent rivalry for newer fans. They wouldn't choose two rivalries that are older that the younger generation might not remember.
 
# 7 RyanLaFalce @ 08/11/14 08:42 AM
I'm happy Punk is in the game. I doubt I'll be playing this mode as I usually buy all unlockables day 1 and get right to universe mode.
 
# 8 Mercury112491 @ 08/11/14 08:43 AM
Those are two awesome rivalries!! I'm most curious about Cena/Punk since they never really had a long proper feud(beyond the initial one). It'll be interesting where they stop that since they never had a big feud ending Wrestlemania match.
 
# 9 countryboy @ 08/11/14 09:05 AM
I was already going to buy this game, but now my excitement level is through the roof! CM Punk is in the game!!!!

Hurry up October!
 
# 10 IowaAJ @ 08/11/14 09:13 AM
I wonder if Punks famous speech will be in the game. Two really good choices I would guess that the DLC will probably have a Austin vs Rock or one of the other big one's. I think I will be buying this game now.
 
# 11 LBzrule @ 08/11/14 09:15 AM
Two great choices. Now for DLC they need to add Rock vs Stone Cold or Stone Cold vs Mr. McMahon. Also wouldn't mind them pulling one from WCW Sting vs Rick Flair.
 
# 12 CM Hooe @ 08/11/14 09:16 AM
Glad to see that CM Punk and Shawn Michaels made the cut.
 
# 13 ChrisHansen59 @ 08/11/14 09:57 AM
That render looks weird, like his head is way too big for his body or something.

Now that I think about it, they might have only been able to scan pictures that WWE made available to them for Punk's model and render.

Regardless, good to hear that there's going to be DLC rivalries in addition to these two. Cena and Punk had one of the best "I'm a better wrestler than you" rivalries and HBK and HHH was an all-around classic.
 
# 14 tbennett54 @ 08/11/14 10:04 AM
Three stages of hell?!
 
# 15 RyanLaFalce @ 08/11/14 10:08 AM
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Originally Posted by tbennett54
Three stages of hell?!
I would assume that you just pick 3 different match types for the game.
 
# 16 almostbobsaget @ 08/11/14 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by ChrisHansen59
That render looks weird, like his head is way too big for his body or something.

Now that I think about it, they might have only been able to scan pictures that WWE made available to them for Punk's model and render.

Regardless, good to hear that there's going to be DLC rivalries in addition to these two. Cena and Punk had one of the best "I'm a better wrestler than you" rivalries and HBK and HHH was an all-around classic.
I'm sure he was scanned, whether before he left or 2K could have reached out to him separately and paid him to use his likeness like they did Hogan, Goldberg, etc. last year. I'm going with the second option since Punk owns his name and likeness and is no longer under contract so they'd (2K) have to have an agreement with Punk to use him in the game.

And this obviously means he's coming back soon and him leaving was all a work, guys.
 
# 17 Mercury112491 @ 08/11/14 10:24 AM
He'd had still be under contract at the time they would have needed to get his model into the game though I think.
 
# 18 Majingir @ 08/11/14 10:28 AM
Imagine WWE advertising the rivalry mode on Raw. Gonna be awkward for sure for them lol. They already hate the CM Punk chants, and now it'll be even bigger if they mention him on TV again(which they might be forced to if they talk about the video game)
 
# 19 EAGLESFAN10 @ 08/11/14 10:46 AM
I'm not going to lie I'm surprised CM Punk is in the game

But I thought we would see Cena vs Orton

I'm excited but since they released this so early I hope they give us another piece of information later today
 
# 20 RyanLaFalce @ 08/11/14 10:47 AM
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Originally Posted by EAGLESFAN10
I'm not going to lie I'm surprised CM Punk is in the game

But I thought we would see Cena vs Orton

I'm excited but since they released this so early I hope they give us another piece of information later today
They always release information early in the day.
 

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