WWE 2K15: Release Date, Roster, Season Pass and Soundtrack Info

WWE 2K15: Release Date, Roster, Season Pass and Soundtrack Info

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR 2K - WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon, WWE 2K15 Executive Producer Mark Little, and WWE Superstars Daniel Bryan, Bad News Barrett and Damien Sandow seen at the WWE 2K15 Press Event at Cicada on Saturday, August 16, 2014 in Los Angeles. (Photo by Colin Young-Wolff/Invision for 2K/AP Images)

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Wrestling fans and video game enthusiasts alike have been excited for weeks about the release of WWE 2K15, but the wait will be over Tuesday, October 28 when the game is finally available for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

Gamers with a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One will have to wait until November 18 for the release on those systems.

The move to the next generation of consoles has promised an improvement in the graphics, but the gameplay itself has been drastically updated. Add in the addition of the MyCareer mode, and this will likely be the best wrestling game to date.

Here is the roster, downloadable content, Season Pass details and the full soundtrack for this year’s game.

The Roster

WWE 2K15 RosterNo. Name1 AJ Lee2 Alberto Del Rio3 Bad News Barrett4 Batista5 Big E6 Big Show7 Booker T8 Bray Wyatt9 Brie Bella10 Brock Lesnar11 Cameron12 Cesaro13 Chris Jericho14 CM Punk15 Cody Rhodes16 Curtis Axel17 Damien Sandow18 Daniel Bryan19 Darren Young20 Dean Ambrose21 Dolph Ziggler22 Erick Rowan23 Fandango24 Goldust25 Hulk Hogan26 Jack Swagger27 Jey Uso28 Jimmy Uso29 John Cena30 Justin Gabriel31 Kane32 Kevin Nash33 Kofi Kingston34 Luke Harper35 Mark Henry36 Naomi37 Natalya38 Nikki Bella39 R-Truth40 Randy Orton41 Rey Mysterio42 Ric Flair43 Rob Van Dam44 Roman Reigns45 Ryback46 Santino Marella47 Seth Rollins48 Shawn Michaels49 Sheamus50 “Stone Cold” Steve Austin51 Sting52 Summer Rae53 Tamina54 The Miz55 The Rock56 The Undertaker57 Titus O’Neil58 Triple H59 Tyson Kidd60 Xavier WoodsSource: 2KSports.com.

There are many interesting additions and upgrades to the roster for WWE 2K15, but the most intriguing Superstar making his first appearance in a WWE game is former NWA, WCW and TNA champion Sting.

Wrestling fans who have watched the sport for many years understand the impact The Icon had on the industry, and to see him working with the WWE on this video game is a huge coup for the company.

Most fans believed Sting would never work with the WWE.

For gamers, there will be two playable Sting characters. Not only can they use the black-and-white Sting who fought the nWo in the mid- to late-1990s, but fans can also use the colorful surfer Sting from the early ’90s.

Regardless of which Sting you remember from when you were younger, the possibility of taking The Icon and squaring him off against WWE Superstars and legends is an intriguing concept. Be prepared for the steady onslaught of Sting vs. The Undertaker matches in the game this year.

DLC and Season Pass Details

WWE 2K15 DLC Information Content Pack Description PriceAccelerator Players will gain instant access to all unlockable content available in the game (excluding downloadable content). $1.992K Showcase: One More Match Story focused on the rivalry between WWE Superstars Randy Orton and Christian in 2011. Playable WWE Superstars: Christian, Randy Orton, Edge, Mark Henry and Sheamus. Playable arenas from 2011: SmackDown, Extreme Rules, Over the Limit and Capitol Punishment. $9.992K Showcase: Hall of Pain Story focused on top matches for WWE Superstar Mark Henry. Playable WWE Superstars: Mark Henry, Big Show, Kane, Jey Uso, Jimmy Uso, Sheamus, The Great Khali, Randy Orton, Daniel Bryan and Ryback. Playable arenas: SmackDown (2011), Vengeance (2011) and WrestleMania 29. $9.992K Showcase: Path of the Warrior Story focused on the career of WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior. Playable WWE Hall of Famers: Ultimate Warrior, Hulk Hogan, Andre the Giant and Sgt. Slaughter. Playable WWE Legends: Honky Tonk Man, Rick Rude, Macho King and Colonel Mustafa. Playable WWE Superstars: Undertaker and Hunter Hearst Helmsley. Access to WWE Hall of Fame ring announcer Howard Finkel and WWE managers Jimmy Hart, Bobby Heenan, Paul Bearer, Sherri, Sid Justice and General Adnan.Playable arenas: WrestleMania VI, VII and XII; SummerSlam (1988, 1990 and 1991); Saturday Night’s Main Event XXIV and Madison Square Garden. $9.99WCW Pack Playable WCW Superstars: Fit Finlay, Lord Steven Regal, Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page and Lex Luger. $7.99NXT Arrival Playable NXT Superstars: JBL, Adam Rose and The Ascension (Konnor and Victor). Playable NXT Diva: Emma. $6.99New Moves Pack Moves Pack: More than 30 new moves, including an alternate version of Sister Abigail (performed from the ring corner and made popular by Bray Wyatt) and Multiple Gut Wrenches (made popular by Cesaro). $3.99Source: IGN.com

One of the best parts of each installment of the WWE series is the DLC. Fans can purchase this year’s Season Pass for $24.99, and it will include three additional 2K Showcase stories, the accelerator perk and former Divas champion Paige, according to Luke Karmali of IGN.com.

The most intriguing part of the DLC is the 2K Showcase storylines. From The Ultimate Warrior to Mark Henry to Christian and Randy Orton, it adds even more depth to a mode that promises to be a great upgrade to the series.

Hardcore wrestling fans will also appreciate the downloadable characters in the NXT and WCW packs. From Adam Rose and The Ascension to Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page and Lex Luger, you will take a trip down memory lane and watch the future of the business at the same time.


WWE 2K15 SoundtrackSong Name ArtistAll Day Wiz Khalifa & John CenaReady (feat. Future) B.o.BFree (feat. Emeli Sandé & Nas) RudimentalWe Dem Boyz Wiz KhalifaWild Ones (feat. Sia) [WrestleMania 28 Version] Flo RidaBonfire Knife PartyWorkin (feat. Alexander King) Big SmoGhost Mystery SkullsCome On Over Royal Blood10 10Breaks Wiz Khalifa & John Cena Source: ITunes

Curated by John Cena, the soundtrack for WWE 2K15 follows in the same vein as the NBA 2K series with top stars picking the song list. The tracks are mostly rap and hip-hop, but there are a few rock and country songs sprinkled in as well.

The real noteworthy addition to the soundtrack is two songs featuring Wiz Khalifa and John Cena. The former Doctor of Thuganomics was known for his rap game back in the day, but Khalifa gets Cena out of his shell for two main event tracks.

You can listen to the song “Breaks” featuring Khalifa and Cena here:

It may be too much to ask, but Cena’s return to the rap game should be something he plays off during WWE programming. For years, the complaint about Cena’s character has been the lack of an edge, and he was at his best with the rapping gimmick. Maybe teaming with Khalifa is the boost he needed.

*All information via WWE.2K.com unless otherwise noted.

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