2K Games and the WWE are throwing just about anything they can think of into the upcoming WWE 2K14. The game already features an Ultimate Warrior pre-order bonus, and 2K also recently revealed an Undertaker-themed collector’s edition featuring the “American Badass” version of the wrestler.
Today, 2K announced that WWE 2K14 will have a “30 Year of WrestleMania” mode. The mode is a single-player campaign that takes players through WWE history with classic WrestleMania matches. The 45 different matches include WrestleMania III’s Hulk Hogan vs. Andre the Giant, WrestleMania X8’s Hulk Hogan vs. The Rock, and last year’s WrestleMania XXVIII match up of The Rock vs. John Cena.
The wrestlers and the venues will change to reflect each era depicted in the WrestleMania mode. For example, the costume and ring entrance for The Rock will change to match his different persona from earlier WrestleMania matches to more recent ones. The game will also use filters to make earlier matches look era-specific.
The mode will also encourage players to recreate key portions of classic matches using “historical objectives.” For example, performing Hogan’s slam of Andre the Giant might unlock new content, including new playable characters or new costumes.
The entire roster reveal for the WrestleMania Mode will be announced on 2K’s Twitch.tv channel this coming Saturday, August 17 at 3:30 pm EDT. The reveal will be hosted by Jim Ross, Jerry Lawler, and Damien Sandow.