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WWE 2K24 Producer Previews Game’s Showcase Of The Immortals Mode

February 8, 2024 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
WWE 2K24 Showcase of the Immortals Hulk Hogan Andre the Giant Image Credit: 2K Games

WWE 2K24 will feature a Showcase Of The Immortals mode, and 2K producer Bryan Williams recently previewed what to expect from it. Williams spoke with WCCFTech for a new interview and revealed that there will be 21 playable matches from past WrestleManias in the mode. You can see some highlights from the discussion below:

On the matches in the mode: “There are 21 matches from the 80s, the 90s, the 2000s, 2010s, up to the 2020s… the current day. So we have a wide selection, every era is represented. I will say one of the cool things about this year for Showcase of the Immortals is that there’s a lot more female representation than there was ten years ago when 2K14 hit the shelves. So very excited and happy about that. In the demo, we’re showing at this event today, one of the matches there is Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair from WrestleMania 39. So that is one of the matches that players will be able to experience in this year’s Showcase.”

On deciding which matches to use for the mode: “40 years of WrestleMania. Yes, it is a lot to wade through. I mean, 40 years of the biggest event in WWE history,” said Williams. “You know, the one good thing is that because there’s so much to pull from, it makes it easy as far as definitely wanting to do this match, but then having to whittle that down into a manageable number of matches is the other [issue]. But there were a couple things that went into this selection — one of them was the fact that ten years ago, in 2014, we did 30 Years of WrestleMania. So this is like almost a sequel of sorts to one of our previous [Showcases] that was also received very, very well, and so one of the things that I know the Showcase designer, Dino Zucconi, was very mindful of was not wanting to redo a lot of matches that we did previously, which was good, as having ten years in between gave us that much more wealth of content. At the same time, there are just some matches in WrestleMania history that are so iconic that, you know, to do a mode without them would be a disservice to the fans and the brand that is WrestleMania.

“So that’s part 1, and part 2 is obviously, are we able to get the rights to the wrestlers? That’s another part of it as well,” he continued. “We use that to kind of come up with our list of matches that we think, one, fully encompass and represent the gravitas of what this event is, and two, provides enough matches as far as content to make sure that we’re giving the fans a full meal and not a snack. I think with this year’s Showcase of the Immortals we’ve achieved just that. I’m excited for the fans to get their hands on it.”

WWE 2K24 releases on PlayStation, Xbox, and PC on March 8th.

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