WWE 2K15 Career Mode Charts Journey From NXT to WrestleMania

Publishing label 2K Games has revealed new details of the career mode that will play at the centre of WWE 2K15.

The branded “MyCareer mode”–named after the same concept in NBA2K15–takes players on a journey from the earliest stages of their career to the main event at flagship pay-per-view events such as WrestleMania and SummerSlam.

After creating a wrestler with the game’s character creation tool, players will be taken to the WWE Performance Center where they will be trained by the facility’s real-life head coach, Bill DeMott.

During and after this (kayfabe) training, players will begin to forge alliances, build rivalries, and interact on social media, all of which will help shape each character and how fans respond to them.

2K said this game mode offers opportunities to “upgrade their attributes, acquire new abilities, skills and moves, earn new clothing and unlock managers”.

It added: “These decisions, along with a player’s win/loss record, will lead to multiple branching storylines, surprises, twists and turns that offer significant replay value to explore different career paths.”

After Developmental, players move on to NXT, which is WWE’s own house show for new talent. Here, wrestlers will encounter new faces and heels such as Rusev, Bo Dallas, Adrian Neville, Sami Zayn and Corey Graves. (2K also confirmed that these will be playable characters).

Onwards, players move to WWE’s main roster, fighting through matches set up by the show’s General Manager Vickie Guerrero, who also adds various ultimatums and scenarios in the storyline.

“Players will develop alliances and rivalries while competing to win spots on WWE pay-per-view events and flagship shows like Monday Night Raw and SmackDown,” 2K said.

Soon after, players will begin competing for titles such as the United States Championship and Intercontinental Championship, and if successful will move onto SummerSlam and WrestleMania, where the WWE World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line as the final prize.

“MyCareer is a mode beloved by our NBA 2K fans and is a perfect fit for WWE 2K15,” said Greg Thomas of the game’s co-development studio, Visual Concepts.

“We are eager to deliver a comprehensive career mode experience for the first time and consider its inclusion a critical step forward for the franchise.”

Although 2K Games says the comprehensive career mode is a “first”, other WWE games have included career modes that cover key branching storylines across various house shows and main events.

WWE 2K15 ships on Oct 28 in North America for PS3 and Xbox 360, while the current-gen versions have been delayed to November 18.

WWE’s plan to include CM Punk’s likeness in the game has not been finalised since the wrestler’s legal team objected to the inclusion.

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