Pre-orders for last year's "Attitude Era"-focused WWE '13 came with heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson as a playable character. Though this year's WWE 2K14 has The Rock as its cover wrestler, wrestling fans who pre-order the game will get a playable character from the golden days of the WWF.
2K Games announced today that pre-orders for WWE 2K14 will come with the Ultimate Warrior as a playable character. As part of its announcement, 2K released a quote from the Warrior himself, whose real name is Jim Hellwig:
“Immortality is inspiration, pure and simple," said Hellwig. "An example to others that they, too, can do things larger than the life they are actually living, and Ultimate Warrior was the pure embodiment of this belief, in what has proven to be a very attention-getting and inspiring way. It was my good fortune to be his creator and performer, and I am humbled by all those fans who’ve not only kept his legacy alive, but deepened it over time. In WWE 2K14, Ultimate Warrior’s creed, ‘Always Believe,’ lives on.”
Hellwig also stars in a live action teaser trailer for the pre-order bonus. The slightly silly video sees Ultimate Warrior rampaging through 2K's offices: