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WWE 2K Battlegrounds Announced, Arcade-Style Action Launches This Fall - 2K Also Confirms No WWE 2K Release This Year

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WWE 2K Battlegrounds

WWE 2K Battlegrounds Announced, Arcade-Style Action Launches This Fall - 2K Also Confirms No WWE 2K Release This Year

2K has announced WWE 2K Battlegrounds, a new WWE gaming experience, featuring arcade-style action and over-the-top Superstar designs, environments and moves. Saber Interactive, the same developer behind NBA 2K Playgrounds, will focus on social pick-up-and-play fun, with plenty of depth for those who want to get way into it.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is scheduled to release in the fall, with more details coming prior to release. Check out the teaser trailer below.

This was the “exciting news” 2K had planned to release today. They also confirmed what the WWE had already stated last week, that 2K will not release a WWE 2K simulation game in 2020. Here’s the quote…

…we hear you and we know you want more from the franchise, so here’s what we’re going to do: we are applying what we’ve learned to the next WWE 2K simulation game with a renewed focus on quality and fun. As part of that commitment, we are extending the production timeline and will not be releasing a WWE 2K simulation game in 2020 (T2 fiscal year 2021). We want to ensure the development team at Visual Concepts can create a great game that will entertain grizzled WWE 2K veterans, as well as newcomers who want to climb through the ropes and step into the ring for the very first time.

We’ve recruited Patrick Gilmore to serve as our new Executive Producer and lead these efforts at Visual Concepts. Patrick has over 25 years of experience in video games, reaching all the way back to Disney’s Aladdin on Sega Genesis, and including franchises like Killer Instinct, Medal of Honor, and, most recently, Amazon’s New World. He will be overseeing WWE 2K development, and you’ll be hearing more from him and the team in the months to come.

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  1. I was praying for a more arcadey 2k21 to come, basically a smackdown here comes the pain type of game. I guess they consider that too close to sim.
    This game looks absolutely boring and awful
    Guys, I really suggest that you invest in Tew2020. The demo is out now, for free, and the full game is $35? and will be out April 30th.
    The game is 100x the game 2k will ever release.
    MLamm
    Guys, I really suggest that you invest in Tew2020. The demo is out now, for free, and the full game is $35? and will be out April 30th.
    The game is 100x the game 2k will ever release.

    It's been pushed back a couple weeks due to the amount of issues found in the beta/demo.
    wow as someone whos gotten every game since wwe 13, i was considering skippinh 2k21 based on me stupidly preordering 2k20 deluxe, and now its obvious that i will be skipping, and continuing to use fire pro
    MLamm
    Guys, I really suggest that you invest in Tew2020. The demo is out now, for free, and the full game is $35? and will be out April 30th.
    The game is 100x the game 2k will ever release.
    I've been looking at the TEW franchise a bit lately. Is it all about the sim/management aspect of wrestling behind the scenes? How do actual matches play out in that series?
    This announcement does nothing for me. I actually enjoy 2k19 quite a bit so will play that. Thinking I may dive into Fire Pro Wrestling World as well.
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    If this plays like WWE All-Stars, I'm in!  Though I am concerned about the looks of the female wrestlers with the big heads.  Nothing against little people, but I've never understood the appeal of making normal proportioned characters look short with big heads??
    First impressions seeing the commercial during raw
    1) seriously?
    2) is this a free to play mobile game?
    3) is this for anyone over 8?
    4) when I saw the graphics, to quote Jericho “pumpkin headed dipsh—s”
    Oh no. Is this another NBA Live situation?
    A terrible release, followed by an announcement  to take a step back and refocus, only for the game to eventually disappear.
    :sumo: Here's some constructive criticism. There's a picture of wwe 2k battlegrounds with stone cold steve austin on the left and the rock on the right. In that picture their upper body tapers to a slim waist. That's how wrestlers should appear in wwe 2k battlegrounds. But in the trailer the wrestlers body looks like blobs with fatty waists and their body for some reason is not tappered, so their upper body to the waist resembles the shape of R2 D2 from star wars. It ain' t right man. It just ain't right. Based on the trailer I like the flaming on fire punches, it looks cool but the soda can bodies of the wrestlers is off. Bighead mode works but the bodies should be tappered with a slim waist. The way wwe wrestlers look in brawlhalla and wwe all stars, they have a slimmer waist. :sumo: I told you.
    So is the main story of the game being every WWE Superstar played Jumanji and got sucked into the game? That's what this looks like, they watched The Rock's versions of Jumanji and said let's make a WWE game around it.
    I liked NBA Playgrounds to I might like this. As a guy who loves text management simulators TEW seems more interesting. 
    Definitely a "wait and see" situation but I'm at least keeping my eye on this. 
    Looks ok to me. Not sure why all the hate.
    All stars was ok, LOWM was ok. I’m all for an arcade wrestling fighter. NBA playgrounds two is good if you give it time and ignore the stupid play dressy up with NBA players For real money aspect.
    Loads of ballers to unlock and plenty of ways to play. Still playing and unlocking and I’m 65 hours on.
    The big head mode graphics in nba jam are really good, proportioned arcade bodies with a big head. The graphics in wwe all stars was good, their legs weren't too stocky. The wwe characters in brawlhalla were done right, big head mode also done well. Ultimate rivals has good graphics. Those games all have good arcade graphics. But wwe 2k battlegrounds has people with stocky waists and overly thick legs. I can't see any hips on the women wrestlers.The gameplay looks fun, flaming strikes and slams. I might buy it but wwe all stars, brawlhalla, and ultimate rivals all have better graphics. I told you :sumo:
    I'm actually a little excited about this. I'm not a big wrestling fan, so the 2K games aren't worth it for me. But I had a blast with All-Stars on the PS3. If Battlegrounds can come close to that, I think I'll have fun with it.
    And I've had fun with Playgrounds 2, for what it is.
    2k try to redeem yourselves and put out a quality arcade product because wwe 2k18 was the worst game ever made for the nintendo switch. There are a lot of people that play arcade style games. :sumo:

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