WWE 2K16 News Post

2K has just revealed the full list of WWE 2K16 features.
  • Largest Roster Ever: Offering more than 120 unique playable characters, including cover Superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin alongside Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Bad News Barrett, Paige and Finn Bálor, WWE 2K16 includes the largest roster in WWE games history
    • The roster contains an unprecedented combination of current WWE Superstars and Divas, emerging NXT talent, WWE Hall of Famers and WWE alumni from multiple eras
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator: Fans who pre-order WWE 2K16 at any participating retailer will receive two exclusive playable versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger as the Terminator:
    • T-800 from The Terminator and T-800 from Terminator 2: Judgment Day
  • 2K Showcase: The franchise’s popular story-based mode returns in WWE 2K16, enabling players to relive iconic matches and moments in WWE history. Along the way, they will complete objectives to unlock legendary characters, entrance and ring gear, match types and unlockables.
  • MyCareer: The franchise’s career-driven mode, now in its second year, will see players define their legacies by making critical choices while rising through the ranks from NXT to WWE to earn a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame. In addition, they will train, compete against others, conduct personality-driven interviews, interfere with rivals and/or form the ultimate tag team.
  • Creation Suite: Building on last year’s foundation, WWE 2K16’s Creation Suite deepens the player’s arsenal with new feature options, including Create a Diva, Create a Championship, Create an Arena, and Create a Show. Key improvements have also been made to existing fan-favorite offerings, including Create a Superstar, Create an Entrance, Superstar Studio and Community Creations.
  • WWE Universe: WWE 2K16 makes core improvements to stories, rivals and match card selections. In addition, for the first time, Superstars can be assigned to multiple shows, enabling players to have a broader experience.
  • Online: Completely overhauled based on fan feedback, WWE 2K16 will provide users with multiple ways to play online with the WWE Games community, including an improved matchmaking system
  • Soundtrack: Players can customize their in-game music through the addition of Superstar entrance music to the WWE 2K16 Jukebox. Additional in-game music will be announced later this year.
  • Gameplay Improvements: WWE 2K16 will build upon last year’s foundation, including key enhancements and innovations based on critical and consumer feedback, to deliver the strongest WWE gameplay experience to date:
    • Improved Controls: The controls and move library were overhauled to cleanly separate strikes from grapples. This change provides players with more control over the exact type of attacks they want to initiate in every situation. WWE 2K16 also includes new attack positions, such as seated, to increase options for how players attack while experiencing greatly improved attacks outside the ring near barricades. Opponents will now react more accurately to their environment.
    • New Reversal System: The reversal system has been reworked to improve the overall flow of the match and also create a new level of strategy during the matches. Each Superstar has a limited number of reversals he or she can perform that recharge over time, meaning players might not want to simply try and reverse every attack. In addition, WWE 2K16 introduces Major and Minor reversals for select moves. Minor reversals are easier to perform and only require a single reversal stock. Major reversals are more challenging to perform; however, they yield a much greater reward than damage. Successful Major Reversals weaken the opponent in various ways and provide a new way to swing the momentum of the match in one’s favor.
    • New Pin System: The new pin system starts with an entirely new pin mini-game and offers a variety of new pin variations and reactions. If the opponent kicks out, a Superstar may react to the near pin fall and gesture to the referee in frustration. In addition, WWE 2K16 introduces dirty pins and rope breaks. Dirty pins allow players to use the ropes to their advantage to try and pin their opponents. There is a chance the referee may see this and call off the pin attempt. Rope Breaks are another way to get out of pin attempt but rely on the referee seeing the player grab the ropes. In line with WWE live events and programming, there is no guarantee what the referee is going to see during a match.
    • Chain Wrestling: New positions and attributes allow players to distinguish Superstars from one other. There can also be ties during a lockup; during the tie, there can be a clean break from the tie-up or a cheap shot from either the player or the opponent.
    • Working Holds: Working holds are new for WWE 2K16 and provide players with a way to regain stamina while depleting their opponents’ stamina. Just like on WWE programming, Working Holds provide a way to collect one’s self in the middle or late part of a match and prepare for the next plan of attack.
    • Improved AI: WWE 2K16 sees big improvements to the AI for Superstars, referees and managers. For example, managers can now engage during matches by either trying to distract the referee or get his attention to help out in the match. In addition, significant changes are included for match-specific AI, including Tag Team matches.
    • More Match Types: Many match types of been added for WWE 2K16, including Ladder, handicap and tornado tag matches.
    • Dynamic Entrances: With the improved presentation flow for matches, players are now able to take control of their Superstars during the entrances and have the option to attack their opponents before the match even starts. Why wait for the bell? In WWE 2K16, players can decide when they are ready for action.
  • Additional Improvements: WWE 2K16 also includes an improved Submission system and a vast number of new moves to create an even more engaging gameplay experience.
  • Overall Enhancements: WWE 2K16 improves upon authenticity across the board, including:
    • New Commentary Team: For the first time, a three-man team is now a part of the franchise, with John “Bradshaw” Layfield, new to WWE 2K16 joining returning commentators Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler. Thousands of new lines were recorded, primarily in side by side studio sessions, ensuring authentic interactions among the trio.
    • Visual Upgrades: This year’s title features several thousand new animations. WWE Superstar and Diva appearance are also been updated, including implementation of a full cloth physics system, enabling attire to appear and respond as realistically as possible. Improved crowd variety, as well as more realistic sweat, better hair and hair physics round out the visual enhancements.
    • Broadcast Presentation: Gone are loading screens between entrances and the start of matches; instead, the camera pans the arena and over to the commentary team for thoughts on the upcoming match. Significant improvements were also made to overall match presentation and flow, including new crowd members.

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# 1 cedwebb @ 08/07/15 05:54 PM
This years improvements sound awesome. I a a CPU v CPU player and the improvements to gameplay have me wanting to try to actually play. The improved AI for managers is a big addition for me as it always bugged me that they would never try to engage the wrestlers in a smart manner. Hopefully that works better. Also loving that the ref may or may not see things you do to your opponent, and really hope if you get caught cheating they actually call for a DQ.

Great additions!
# 2 bravesvolsfan @ 08/07/15 05:59 PM
Originally Posted by iloveparkmin
can't believe that 2ksports reveal this game for all features first before reveal all features for NBA 2k16 because NBA 2k16 come out next month
Even though we already knew the features for NBA 2K16...
# 3 Reed1417 @ 08/07/15 06:02 PM
I like it. Now I need to see more of this stuff. Time for 2k to show off.

Reed is comin' atcha!!
# 4 Cowboy008 @ 08/07/15 06:31 PM
I'm a little disappointed that they didn't add anything to Universe mode since that's all I play. The other things sound great though.
# 5 bigdipper88 @ 08/07/15 07:21 PM
Hopefully superstar threads are back in and if not, let's hope that editing a wrestlers attire doesn't take a CAW spot up again. Create a story was always pretty fun and entertaining
# 6 Alex Hopkinson @ 08/07/15 08:29 PM
I'm glad to see Stone Cold's body proportions look better this year and they actually managed to schedule his jacket in this time around.

For Universe mode I like the sound of the improvements, at least. They've finally given us the ability to setup the roster like it currently is (shared between shows). Hopefully they've added more title slots to match, and expanded the rivalry system to cope. And I'm really hoping that "improvements to... match card selections" means that rivalries aren't the same matchup 3 weeks out of 4 (and the PPV), and that we can finally edit shows without risking the card going berserk.

Oh yeah, and if those AI improvements haven't made tag team matches bearable then at least we can make them tornado tag matches again!
# 7 Shadojoker @ 08/07/15 09:22 PM
How many CAW slots though???
# 8 TheBleedingRed21 @ 08/07/15 09:58 PM
This sounds excellent. Got my money.
# 9 Trent Booty @ 08/07/15 10:15 PM
MyCareer sounds a lot more fun.
# 10 King_B_Mack @ 08/07/15 10:49 PM
I'mma need them to make sure editing a wrestler's attire doesn't use up a CAW slot anymore. How the hell they thought cutting the slots down to 25 AND tying edits to those spots was acceptable is beyond me.
# 11 oneamongthefence @ 08/07/15 11:51 PM
I'm looking forward to it but I'm still looking for specific wrestler AI personalities to be included. Big Show and should not behave like Seth Rollins. Hopefully a face/heel system will be in the pipeline eventually.

This is not a test.
# 12 dmslapped @ 08/08/15 12:16 AM
WOW. All of this sounds great. I like the dynamic entrances idea!
# 13 StL_RamZ @ 08/08/15 01:47 AM
I wish they bring back GM mode, with weekly show ratings and awards at the end of the year and to start it off they had the draft....
# 14 PhilliesFan13 @ 08/08/15 09:57 AM
Really wasn't planning on getting 2K16, but now after reading this I just may.
# 15 countryboy @ 08/08/15 10:49 AM
Now if they will just say that I can have more than 4 belts per show or at least change the Diva belt to something else, I'll be in heaven.
# 16 Bryzine21 @ 08/08/15 11:04 AM
It's unfortunate that WWE 2k16 is going to have the largest roster ever and will not include the man who made WWE,Hulk Hogan.No buy for me.
# 17 countryboy @ 08/08/15 12:42 PM
Originally Posted by Bryzine21
It's unfortunate that WWE 2k16 is going to have the largest roster ever and will not include the man who made WWE,Hulk Hogan.No buy for me.
Not trying to convince you one way or another, nor am I saying its the same, but there will be countless Hogan CAW's for you to download and use.
# 18 biffsmack @ 08/08/15 12:57 PM
The play by play is still going to suck. We heard the same last year about there being more flow to it and well ya know. If the game has a showcase based around Sting I may bite.
# 19 SmashMan @ 08/08/15 03:45 PM
Originally Posted by PatsSB2015
Is create a show going to be anything like story designer? That was my fsvorite feature. If it's in, WWE 2K has my money.
It is not. There's a video interview with one of the 2K guys (not sure of his job title) where he says it's more of creating graphics (like matchup screens) for presentation. Not sure if that means we'll be able to use the logo importing for that or whatever, but that's what it is.
# 20 Pappy Knuckles @ 08/08/15 05:19 PM
Originally Posted by Bryzine21
It's unfortunate that WWE 2k16 is going to have the largest roster ever and will not include the man who made WWE,Hulk Hogan.No buy for me.
Hogan means that much to you? I don't know whether I'm buying this or not, but one wrestler being excluded wouldn't sway my decision in either direction.

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