John Cena: Cover Athlete of Every WWE 2K23 Edition

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You may not "see" him most of the time but when WWE 2K23 releases worldwide, John Cena is going to be all over the place. That's because he will be on the cover of each edition of the game. This honor is part of the celebration of the 16-time World Champion celebrating his 20th anniversary as a WWE Superstar.

The game is going to be available on PC through Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X/S. For the different editions, both the WWE 2K23 Deluxe Edition and Icon Edition are set for worldwide release on March 14 through early access. Meanwhile, the Standard Edition and Cross-Gen come out a few days later on March 17.

In a statement, John Cena shared that it has been a pleasure to tell the story of his career through the WWW 2K23 Showcase. He added that he's honored to be on the cover of the new game.

Meanwhile, President at Visual Concepts Greg Thomas revealed that like John Cena, the team didn't back down from the challenge to prove that the WWE 2K series is here to stay. He added that they're excited to see how players would react to WarGames and 2K Showcase.

New Features

For those wondering, WarGames is set to make its debut in this upcoming game offering 3v3 and 4v4 single-player or multiplayer gameplay experience set inside two side-by-side rings and surrounded by a double-steel cage.

On the other hand, 2K Showcase starring John Cena is letting players see if they have what it takes to take on The Champ. That's right! Players get the chance to take on the role of some of Cena's toughest opponents and see if they can defeat Cena.

Other Features

  • MyGM
    • Now features more GMs to choose from.
    • Players can also have their own custom GM creation.
    • Get ready to experience:
      • Additional show options.
      • Multiple seasons.
      • Expanded match cards.
      • More match types for up to four players.
    • For a chance to beat a rival GM in weekly ratings battles, players can:
      • Draft a roster.
      • Manage budgets.
      • Sign free agents.
      • Choose various:
        • Match types.
        • Arena locations.
        • Production elements.
  • MyFACTION
    • Now features online multiplayer action with the team-building mode where players can collect, manage, and upgrade an array of WWE Superstars and Legends to create their ultimate four-person factions.
    • Players can now take their faction online and compete for global dominance.
    • They can also compete in Weekly Towers and Faction Wars.
  • MyRISE
    • Aspiring Superstars walk through the curtain for their WWE debut in MyRISE.
    • They get to shape their career with the decisions made along the way.
    • It features unique men’s and women’s division storylines and the ability to import custom created Superstars. Players journey from humble beginnings of a Rookie until immortalized as a WWE Legend.
  • Universe
    • The ultimate WWE Universe sandbox where players are put in charge of their own version of WWE. These include Superstar rosters, feuds, champions, weekly shows, and Premium Live Events.
    • Updates to Universe include a reworked story system.
  • Creation Suite
    • A signature feature of the WWE 2K franchise, the creation suite returns with cross-platform community creations, including the ability to design custom Superstars, GMs, arenas, entrances, move sets, and championships, to name a few.
    • Custom arenas are now playable online, and advanced customization has been added to created entrances.

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