Ahead of WWE 2K18’s release this month, 2K Games released more in-depth details about this year’s game.

With approval from 2K, several YouTuber’s are featuring Superstar entrances. All women’s entrances, except for DLC characters Beth Pheonix and Ruby Riot, have now been released and can be seen below courtesy of DenkOps – Chris Denker:

Additionally, YouTuber The Revelleution has a peak at new Create-a-Wrestler items for women including hairstyles, gear, makeup, and more:

According to IGN, this year’s CAW suite will include:

  • A variety of face templates that represent different races and ethnicities, that you can use as is, or modify to your liking.
  • New Body Types customization to shape the ideal body type to your Superstars.
  •  Hair style flair
  • The ability to place Scars around all over the body.
  • Fully customizable teeth
  • New Material Types such as Carbon Fiber, Glitter, Glow and Black Light.
  • The “infamous” issue with the edges of a design/logo fading out when being stretched, has finally been addressed in WWE 2K18, with a new Logo Mapping method, that allows you to fully wrap the logo around the part.
  • The Stitch Pattern feature from last year has been improved and redesigned, now allowing you to draw the patterns first, apply them and resize them, as well as save them to be re-used on any other Superstar.
  • To go along with the new Lighting System in WWE 2K18, in the Create A Superstar Menu, there is now the ability to preview the different lighting scenarios throughout the game, with options for Backstage, Match Lighting, Day Light, Black Light and Lights Off.
  • The Lighting Preview comes really handy when applying and previewing the Glow and Black Light material, for easier control on how intense you want these effects to be. And you are not limited to just Attires and Clothes. You can also apply these effects to Tattoos, Body Art, and hair as well. And when you combine this with Create An Entrance, you can really create some interesting looks that really help your superstar stand out ala Chris Jericho’s jacket or Naomi‘s GLOW entrance.
  • You will now have more control on the Menu Pose as well. Not only you can choose which pose you want for the body, but hands pose and face expressions can also be individually customized, to give your Superstar a more distinct look. In addition, it’s now also possible to choose the Entrance Attire as a Menu Screen Pose.

2K Games also revealed character rankings for some Superstars:

Missing from the announcement are rankings for Billie Kay, Peyton Royce, Ember Moon, Stephanie McMahon, Lita, Ivory, Jacqueline, Trish Stratus, Tamina, Nikki Cross, Summer Rae, Paige, Brie Bella, and Alundra Blayze, along with DLC Characters Beth Phoenix and Ruby Riot.

Other new game modes include create-a-match mode, a Road to Glory mode (akin to My Career but it still doesn’t allow you to play as a female Superstar), WWE Universe mode, and more.

WWE 2K18 will be in stores on October 17, 2017.

What do you think about this preview of the game? Will you be buying it? Who will you play as? Who will you be creating? Sound off in the comments below.

 

138 COMMENTS

  1. Oh how I wish candice was in the game with Beth but they didn’t do showcase this year!!

    I’m so happy though this game
    Has so many girls it’s amazing! I loved svr09 cause we had a lot of girls at the time. And before that I loved svr08 for GM mode. And both had candice lol they are my fav 2 so far.

  2. At last! Now we can talked about the game! Nia Jax classified as heavyweight was a very pleasant surprise! Assuming it’s not exclusive to Nia, now we can make big female CAWs and not have the smaller women throw them like a rag doll. Dissapointed we only got a few addition in clothes and hair I wish they added the hair from women last year too, really like Dana’s hair last year

          • I know they need to fix that problem because I don’t want any small women who are not in the same weight class to lift her or women of that heavyweight class.

          • Imagine when I make a CAW of Chyna and Beth Phoenix and have small women lift them like a rag dolls ?? LOL it’s stupid

          • I know. I hope they improved it this year since women can be heavyweights. Are you excited for this game ? What are your pros and cons ?

          • I hope !

            Yes I’m very excited, never been excited for a WWE game that much !

            Pros :

            1- Finally big women roster, alot of my favourites are there and I can play as whoever I want!

            2- Ivory and Jacqueline my favourite childhood inspirational are there along with my current favourites like Sasha Banks and Maryse !

            3- The new gameplay system has alot of promising things , they seem fun .

            4- I can use CAWS and bring my favourites like Chyna , AJ Lee and Sable !

            5- The graphics look so beautiful and real , they fixed Sasha and Stephanie’s faces in WWE 2K17 (They were ugly in that game)

            Cons :

            1- No voices for the wrestlers , like groans and screaming when the wrestlers fight .. I don’t know when they removed the voices I felt like I’m playing with fake dolls :(

            2- Still no “Create a story” mode which is annoying.

            3- No “My Career ” for the women .

            4- The lift system, if they didn’t fix the small women lift heavy weight women thing it will definitely be a flaw , but if they fixed this it will be in pros !

            But overall I’m so excited!
            How about you? Your pros and cons ?

          • I really wish that had create a story. I got into that late when they had t years and years ago.

            I’m excited about that game because I remember when I got my PS4 years ago and I had wwe2k15 and you couldn’t create women at all. I was so mad.

            Some pros for me are

            1. Great and big women’s roster.

            2. Some people being updated like naomi , Charlotte, and Asuka and so on.
            3. A bunch of new girls on the roster to play with.

            And the creation suite looks good and the team adding little details, like menu pose and pre match tunts for title matches is good.

            Some con’s for me are
            1. Them not updateding somr people , like the women legends.

            2. No my career for women. They can totally do one. With the roster and they can create some in game women superstars like they did , ex baron blade from the other game.

            3. No story mode.
            4. Just little fixes to Universe mode.

            But overall I’m ready for this game to come out and and I’m ready to play it and created a dream roster and play Universe mode too.

  3. I can’t wait for this game to come out. All the info we go so far is good even though I wish we had new hair styles and clothes. I’m ok with what we are getting and what we have.
    I can’t wait to update people and make my create a wrestlers as well.

  4. Still mad we can’t use Tyler Breeze’s furry boots for the women this year tbh.

    A little disappointed that they didn’t add any longer women’s hairstyles, but the old ones looks reanimated and really good so I’m not that mad.

    Maryse’s spinning back breaker are in the game and the new French Kiss pinning animation is literally so good.

    Definitely using the new animation for Insult to Injury.

  5. Finally we can have heavyweight girls and I can’t wait to customize my championship in career mode and use the new black light and lights off materials and I also love how Naomi’s overall is so high this year but Nia Jax should be higher but the way they book her is horrible so ig. Can’t wait to create some better female CAWS this year wish they added more hair but at least they fixed the previous ones.

  6. It’s been a long time since I have been excited for a WWE game ! Wow so much females this year !!

    Some women are so damn overrated like Alexa and Nikki Bella, while some are otherwise ..

    Alexa and Nikki Bella should be at most 80 , they are more than Jacqueline, Lita, Ivory and 4HW (Except Charlotte) which is very unfair.

    My question is , does this year women will have the carry system thing ? Because I remember it was only activated for the men in the last game , please tell me that the women will have it this year >_< !! I don't want to see Nia been carried that easily by Alexa lol

    My Caw (with overalls) will be :
    Chyna – 90
    Sable – 76
    Candice Michelle – 78
    Layla – 80
    AJ Lee – 81
    Eve Torres – 82
    Kelly Kelly – 76
    Torrie Wilson – 79
    Debra – 67
    The Kat – 70
    Milena – 84
    Michelle Mccool – 83

  7. My 2k18 pros and cons

    Pro’s
    -Women roster update and number of women in the game
    -Creation Suite improved
    -Better graphics
    -Carry System
    -Mutli man matches expanded
    -We can skip intros in Universe Mode
    -Universe Mode update
    -Women can be tag partners with Men in Universe Mode again!

    Cons
    – No women can be played in Mycareer or Road to glory
    -Caws still only get two attires
    -Promo engine still somewhat sucks
    -DLC pack is trash with the exception of a few superstars

    Can someone let me know if we can do a women’s royal rumble this year?

  8. Don’t know if it’s just me but Trish Stratus looks even worse this year than last year and it’s the same character model.

    I’m surprised how spot on Nikki Bella is this year.She didn’t even need a new entrance but she looks amazing they really nailed her.SUMMER RAE is the biggest shocker this year for me I wasn’t expecting this huge upgrade she has.

    It’s a shame we can’t do a female royal rumble all these women in this game and you still can’t do one.

    • Some argue that the overalls are about how the superstars previous year played out. I can See Naomi, Charlotte and Alexa having higher overalls if its about the previous year alone. They all had title reigns that lasted a lot longer than Sasha’s. They were the center of their respective divisions and they got super over. Nikki didn’t really do much at all last year so that makes no sense. Now if their overalls were based upon what it should be: a culmination of how good the person is OVERALL…then Sasha should definitely be above all 3. I never understood how they decided these things anyway. Ember a 79??? It all makes little to no sense.

  9. I’m not looking forward to the game as much anymore lol. :(((

    Like yeah, the roster is cool and all but CAW mode is pretty much the same. So disappointed with the poor hair update lol. Ughhhhh. Can’t do My Career mode with female superstars. Universe Mode hasn’t really been updated. It’s literally 2k17 with new graphics in terms of features. Jk. Lol.

    That being said I’ll still get it lmao. I still play 2k17 once a week so I’ll still enjoy the game.

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  11. Sasha looks a mess in this game. I don’t like the way she looks at all. So won’t be using her or even Trish. Two of my all time favs I have no interest in using. I’m SO thankful Maryse Is in because shes my only other fav besides Naomi. So It’ll be Maryse and Naomi this time around for me

  12. I’ve been stuck with 2k14 tell this day.
    I will be finally getting a PS4 and 2k18 since it got too many of my favs in it. Yay!!!
    But my major worries is if there is enough Joshi, Indy, knockout’s CAWs?

  13. I know we can change these messy overalls but we gotta get the season pass or get the accelerator. $$$$ These overalls are getting worse every year like half the women last year were just 73 or less.