WWE 2K16 Sharply Shoots Nostalgic Screens

By Mark Delaney, 2 years ago
If 2K is going to introduce a mode wherein gamers can relive the prolific career of one of WWE's all-time greats, Stone Cold Steve Austin, which they are, they had better provide the right commentary team to call his earlier matches. Luckily, they thought the same thing. When you take the journey as Austin, starting with his star-is-born match against Jake Roberts at King of the Ring in '96, the matches will be called by the two most famous of the brand's commentators, Jim Ross and Jerry Lawler.

Ross said in a recent blog post that this is likely the swansong for the dynamic duo.
I'd guess that this will be the final time that the two of us will work together in any WWE projects at least to the best of my knowledge. I hope that the fans support our efforts on this new video game that is loaded with new innovations, whistles and bells. Jerry and I did not miss a beat and we got to call a ton of Stone Cold bouts for the game.
In addition to JR's comeback for the Stone Cold-centric Showcase, the main game modes will also feature a three person commentary team at ringside for the first time. Alongside The King and Michael Cole will be JBL, who is sure to provide plenty of talking down to the other two. This news was teased in a quick trailer you can see below.

This was verse 3:7 in The Book of Austin. I bet you can guess what the last verse will be. Lastly, 2K also shared a few new images from the game that serve to wax nostalgic for anybody who grew up in the 90's with the McMahon family empire close to their hearts. In here we see, among others, Vader, Bret "The Hitman" Hart, and more than one persona of Mick Foley's.

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WWE 2K16 hits stores on October 27th. And that's the bottom line, 'cause 2K's parent company, Take-Two Interactive, felt releasing a game at that time would not only be beneficial because it allows them to capitalize on the holiday market driven by fervent consumers looking for gifts this season, but also because they long ago committed to such an annual release schedule when they bought the rights to the series from the now defunct THQ, and find their users appreciate such predictability in knowing when they can purchase the game.
Mark Delaney
Written by Mark Delaney
Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. He's the Editorial Manager on TA, loves story-first games, and is one of three voices on the TA Playlist podcast. Outside of games he likes biking, sci-fi, the NFL, and spending time with his fiancée and son. He almost never writes in the third person.