WWE 2K Battlegrounds confirmed for Switch release

Give me a hell yeah!

WWE 2K Battlegrounds, which was revealed a few days back, has now been officially confirmed for Switch release. This info comes to us from an ESRB listing, which also includes some new details on the game itself. Check out the official announcement, as well as the ESRB listing below.

We’re thrilled to introduce you to WWE 2K Battlegrounds, a completely new WWE gaming experience that will feature arcade-style action and over-the-top Superstar designs, environments and moves. We’re focusing on social pick-up-and-play fun, but with plenty of depth for those who want to get way into it.

Whether you’re a casual gamer just learning the ropes or a passionate fan ready for all the action, WWE 2K Battlegrounds provides another way to enjoy WWE video game action. The game is being developed by Saber Interactive, the studio behind NBA 2K Playgrounds, who have been hard at work on WWE 2K Battlegrounds and are excited to let you smell what they’re cookin’.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds is scheduled to launch this fall and we look forward to sharing more information about the game in the coming months.

ESRB listing

This is an arcade-style fighting game in which players engage in wrestling matches using custom characters and WWE Superstars. Characters punch, kick, and throw each other during matches; players can also attack opponents by using chairs, poles, alligators, exploding barrels, and falling cars. Wrestlers react to damage by crying out in pain, and/or writhing on the floor. Matches are depicted in a somewhat exaggerated cartoon style—highlighted by impact sounds, slow-motion effects, and occasional explosions. In one sequence, wrestlers climb and are shocked by an electrified cage while grabbing bags of cash. Some female wrestlers wear outfits that expose moderate amounts of cleavage and/or buttocks; characters can perform taunt actions that are somewhat suggestive (e.g., a hula-styled circular dance).

WWE Superstars Join Brawlhalla As Epic Crossovers in Special SummerSlam Themed In-Game Event Tomorrow

I smell what Ubisoft is cooking

SAN FRANCISCO — August 7, 2019 — Today, Ubisoft announced that WWE Superstars Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, John Cena, Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, and Xavier Woods will join Brawlhalla as Epic Crossovers in a special SummerSlam themed in-game event beginning tomorrow.

The following WWE Superstar Epic Crossovers will be available for 300 Mammoth coins each:

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson is an Epic Crossover for Sentinel – Signature attacks include a flaming bull, lava, and magma rocks.

John Cena is an Epic Crossover for Hattori – Signature attacks use the ring ropes, fog and camera flashes.

Becky Lynch is an Epic Crossover for Gnash – Signature attacks include a giant green fire fist and a table to send her opponents flying.

Xavier Woods is an Epic Crossover for Bodvar – Signature attacks include his tag team partners, Kofi Kingston and Big E from The New Day.

The new free game mode also available tomorrow, Brawldown, includes a ring, breakable tables, and fun rope physics. WWE Superstar Epic Crossovers will still be available for purchase after the SummerSlam in-game event concludes.

Developed by Blue Mammoth, Brawlhalla is an epic free-to-play platform fighting game that brings players to the fight for glory in the halls of Valhalla. Choosing from over 40 unique characters, players can jump into single-player and co-op modes as well as online and local competitions. With more than 25 million players, Brawlhalla is available on PC, the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, and the Nintendo Switch™ system.

For more information on Brawlhalla, please visit: http://www.brawlhalla.com

For the latest news on Brawlhalla and all of Ubisoft’s games, visit Ubisoft News: https://news.ubisoft.com/

RUMOR: UK retailer says WWE 2K20 is coming to Switch

Pinning down a release?

WWE fans didn't get last year's WWE 2K game on Switch, which was disappointing, but perhaps not as disappointing as the previous efforts on the platform. The first and only WWE game on Switch was absolutely abysmal, and is considered by many to be the worst port on the platform. Is it a one-and-done situation for WWE on Switch? A recent listing shows that might not be the case.

Base.com has added in a Switch listing for WWE 2K20, but it doesn't feature any other details. It would certainly be nice if the game made its way over, and perhaps the team taking a year off could lead to a more solid project. We'll try to get word from 2K on the situation, but they'll likely remain quiet until an official public reveal is made.

2K 'really happy' with NBA/WWE performance on Switch, will be continued supporters, talks about required Switch downloads

2K decided to support Switch right out of the gate with both NBA 2K18 and WWE 2K18. In an interview with 2K president David Ismailer at E3, we find out that 2K was quite happy with how these games performed.

"We're really happy with our performance on NBA, and WWE. I think we are going to be continuing supporters of the Switch platform. A lot of the developers are huge fanboys of the Switch platform, so they really love developing for [it]."

This interview was conducted at E3 2018, and since then we've officially learned that WWE 2K19 is not coming to Switch. I guess that continued support Ismailer talked about is going to be quite selective.

Further in the interview, Ismailer addresses the required download for games like NBA 2K18, and says that it didn't impact sales. He also explains why something like this is necessary.

"Our goal is to deliver the exact same experience. We don't want to create a different and bifurcated experience for the Switch platform. In order to accomplish that goal--our games are very big--that was the requirement. If we wanted to deliver a different experience, or I would say a sub-standard experience... But when we initially started development on the Switch, the goal was to deliver the same experience you have on [other] consoles."

Take-Two shares an official statement on WWE 2K19 skipping Switch

We learned the other day that WWE 2K19 is not coming to Switch. If you wanted the official statement from Take-Two confirming that information, we have it for you below.

“The game will not be available on Nintendo Switch. 2K is focused on making the best possible experience for WWE 2K fans and will continue evaluating all opportunities to deliver the franchise across additional platforms.”

WWE 2K19 officially not coming to Switch

WWE 2K18 could very well be the worst port of any game to the Switch. It really didn't seem to get any optimization, and the resulting port was extremely lackluster. Many were hoping that 2K would set things right with the next year's installment, but now we know there's no chance of that happening. 2K has confirmed that WWE 2K19 is skipping Switch altogether.

Rocket League - code for free WWE gear

If you want to get some free WWE gear in Rocket League on Switch, just use the code above and you should be all set! I know I'm down for anything free, and doubly down for WWE content!

IGN Video - WWE's The New Day checks out Fortnite on Switch

All this mixing of WWE and Nintendo is just too much for my heart! Still can't believe I'm getting to see these elements of my life cross over into one another. I hope there's a lot more to come!

WWE 2K18 - Version 1.03 available

WWE 2K18 has finally gotten another patch, and it seems to make a few minor adjustments/changes to the game. Some of the broken entrances have now been fixed, some framerate issues have been worked on, and other minor bugs have been taken care of. Sadly, the game is still far, far off from being in the state it should be.

WWE 2K18 - New patch available on Switch, but it doesn't improve much

Good news! WWE 2K18 has gotten another patch on Switch. It's been quite some time since the game received an update. Bad news! It seems the patch doesn't do much of anything to fix the game. I keep hoping that the next update for the game will make a big improvement, and keep getting let down every single time.


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