WWE officially made an announcement today on the release date and other details of their WWE 2K gaming series. The latest installment in the series, WWE 2K20 will be released on October 22, with Becky Lynch and Roman Reigns confirmed as the cover stars for this year’s edition.
A trailer featuring Stone Cold Steve Austin, Hulk Hogan, Velveteen Dream and Sheamus along with Lynch and Reigns was released yesterday. WWE made the official announcement this morning, with several other details about the in-game features.
Becky Lynch becomes the first female superstar to feature on the cover of a WWE game since SmackDown v RAW 2007, while Roman Reigns joins the elite list of Brock Lesnar, AJ Styles, and Seth Rollins as the cover stars of the 2K games.
One of the major features of the game includes a Women’s Revolution Showcase with the careers of the Four Horsewomen in WWE. This is yet another move by WWE to showcase their female talent, after Lynch, Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair main-evented WrestleMania earlier this year.
The game also marks the debut of WWE Hall of Famer Chyna as a playable character inside the game, who passed away in 2016. There are several other additions such as Mixed Tag Team match and myCareer modes, along with a special new addition called WWE 2K20 Originals.
Both the superstars felt honored and upbeat to be on the cover of the video game and spoke about joining an elite club of superstars.
“My career has been about breaking barriers and doing what nobody else has done before. Being the first female Superstar on the cover of a WWE 2K video game is no exception,” said Becky Lynch.
“As a gamer myself, being on the cover of WWE 2K20 alongside ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch and joining the likes of Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena is a huge career and personal milestone for me,” said Roman Reigns.
WWE 2K20 releases on October 22 2019 on all platforms with Standard, Deluxe and Collector’s Editions of the game.