Over the last 2 decades or so, wrestling has been one of the most entertaining sports around. While many would first look to WWE, and rightfully so, different promotions have helped push the envelope to make wrestling this worldwide phenomenon. Only one person on WWE’s current roster can say that he’s been to the mountain top in each of these promotions and helped pave the way. That man is none other than The Phenomenal One, AJ Styles. For over a decade, Styles has been one of the top performers in an industry that’s sometimes tough to stand out. However, with an ever-improving moveset and a never settle for second best attitude, Styles has managed to stay on top, even before he got to the most-watched platform via the WWE. After earning countless titles and accolades, around the world, Styles has earned yet another trophy to mount on his already crowded case, Cover Athlete for WWE 2K19!
“As a hardcore gamer and ambassador of everything it means to ‘Never Say Never’ in both my professional and personal life, it is a dream come true to be selected as the WWE 2K19 cover Superstar,” said AJ Styles. “From Seth Rollins® last year to Dwayne “The Rock®” Johnson, John Cena®, Stone Cold Steve Austin® and Brock Lesnar®, I am honored to join this incredible list of past WWE 2K cover Superstars and put my own unique stamp on the franchise. Get ready to join me in the virtual ring, because WWE 2K19 and the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge will be nothing short of phenomenal!”
I will say that, though yes I am a giant fan of his, AJ isn’t blowing smoke with his hardcore gamer quote. He’s established early and often that he’s an Xbox guy, specifically the Xbox One X, and frequently games with his kids and with others online, in his spare time. I’ve heard countless athletes claim to be hardcore gamers, but not prove it. Just wanted to set the record straight that he actually is telling the truth. Getting back to the WWE 2K19 news, there is one bit of information that may pique the interest of a lot of gamers, the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge. This is a real challenge and yes, a cool million dollars is on the line. Oh, and you have to play AJ Styles to win it all. Here are some of the details, so far.
· Beat a to-be-announced new mode in the game;
· Submit a winning promotional video that shows why you will beat AJ Styles in WWE 2K19;
· Make it to the semifinal round of competition and beat the other three semifinalists in WWE 2K19;
· As the finalist, compete one-on-one in WWE 2K19 against AJ Styles – and defeat him – to win one million dollars.
Obviously, the information is a bit incomplete, but 2K Games promises that all will be revealed as we get closer to the game’s October 9, 2018 release date. Speaking of which, 2K did announce that purchasing Deluxe and Collector’s Editions will allow gamers to play the game 4 days earlier, on October 5, 2018, along with other benefits they have yet to reveal. See below.
WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition
· Copy of WWE 2K19 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
· Access to WWE 2K19 Season Pass digital content (details announced this summer);
· Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (details announced this summer);
· Access to WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this summer).
WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition
· Copy of WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, which includes the following items:
o Copy of WWE 2K19 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
o Access to WWE 2K19 Season Pass digital content (details announced this summer);
o Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (details announced this summer);
o Access to WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this summer);
· Premium packaging;
· Exclusive and rare physical collectibles;
· Limited Edition WWE® SuperCard content.
Stay tuned as more news unfolds for WWE 2K19 as we get closer to its standard release date of October 9, 2018 on PS4, Xbox One, and PC!