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Xavier Woods Says He Wants a Telltale-Style WWE Game

August 27, 2021 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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Xavier Woods says that he’d love to see a WWE game that took the Telltale-style format of storytelling. The New Day member appeared on the Ringer Wrestling Show and said that he’d like to see WWE do more games that go outside the standard wrestling game.

“I love when they take wrestling characters and put them in different scenarios,” Woods said (per Fightful). “I don’t understand why we don’t have a Final Fantasy-esque video game that has nothing to do with wrestling, but Samoa Joe is in it as one of the big bads and he’s just being Samoa Joe, but he’s in a fantasy and medieval world. I want to be able to use those ideas, thoughts, and personalities in different worlds. How do we not have our version of The Notebook? Let people branch out and create. Rising tides raise all ships.”

He added, “My dream for a WWE wrestling game is WWE Telltale games. You play out someone’s story, just like you would in the 2K games; let’s say it’s Shelton Benjamin’s story and you get to the match with Shawn Michaels and the superkick. You can either input the button combination correctly, he eats the superkick, gets knocked out, and life happens as it did. Or, we get the story from like, ‘What would have happened had Shelton won that match?’ So you put the (input) in wrong and now you have a fully, brand new, fresh ‘What would have happened to Shelton Benjamin in that time?'”

The Telltale games used an episodic release format and told narrative-based games built around licensed properties like Game of Thrones, Fables, The Walking Dead, and Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. The company ultimately closed in late 2018.