2K Sports has shared the first details of 2K Showcase, the story-driven single player campaign portion of WWE 2K15. Combining in-game cinematics with archival and documentary-style footage, Showcase will focus on historic rivalries between WWE wrestlers to structure a campaign for unlocking additional characters, costumes, and other content for the rest of the game. The two rivalries included at launch are between Triple H and Shawn Michaels, and between CM Punk and cover superstar John Cena.
The Showcase campaign is meant to resonate with longtime WWE fans, as explained by 2K VP Chris Snyder: ““The moment Triple H ended his longtime friendship with ‘The Heartbreak Kid’ by slamming him with a Pedigree was a defining moment in WWE history. No fan can deny the fierce competition marking the notorious battles waged between Cena and Punk. These two rivalries are firmly etched in WWE history, and 2K Showcase enables fans to take part in those memorable experiences.”
Over the course of 33 rivalry matches, players will complete historical objectives to unlock more WWE superstars, costumes, arenas, and other content that will become available in all of the other game modes for creating their own rivalries. Additional rivalries from WWE history will be made available in future DLC releases after the game’s release for PlayStation 3 and 4, and Xbox One and 360 on October 28 in North America and October 31 internationally.
(image via photo-bugs)