WWE 2K17 failed to excite fans last week as they had a lackluster reveal that showed superstars who were not particularly exciting or surprising. However, this week’s reveal is a slight improvement; though most of the stars in it were predictable, we do get two characters who weren’t in last year’s game ? Charlotte and Braun Strowman ? along with a new championship entrance for Finn Balor.
Charlotte joins Sasha Banks as the second of the Four Horsewomen who are in the game. Now that these two are in, there’s a very high chance that the other two horsewomen ? Bayley and Becky Lynch ? will also be included in the game.
Braun Strowman will be in his Wyatt family gear, which is pretty understandable since he was a part of the team for most of the year. He was recently drafted to Raw and has undergone a gimmick change, so here is hoping the game lets players cut the hair of superstars so his in-game model can match his current look.
The new championship entrance for Finn Balor is pretty epic and looks to be choreographed by Balor himself. He starts making his way to the ring with a chainsaw in hand before ditching it and grabbing his prized belt. The entrance, along with his attire, was clearly inspired by the NXT Dallas event, where he also carried a chainsaw to the ring before reaching his NXT championship.
Fans will also notice that Balor’s face looks much better in WWE 2K17 than in last year’s game, which is saying a lot since he actually had a great character model. In fact, most of the characters look great this year, though the audience leaves much to be desired. At least they raise their arms with Balor in his epic entrance like they do in real life.
Aside from Balor, Charlotte and Strowman, IGN also revealed a number of returning superstars who will hopefully have improved character models as well. These superstars are: Alicia Fox, Andre the Giant, Baron Corbin, Big E, Billy Gunn, Bret Hart, British Bulldog, Cesaro, Daniel Bryan, Edge, Hideo Itami, Jake ?The Snake? Roberts, Kalisto, Randy Orton, Ricky ?The Dragon? Steamboat, Sin Cara, The Rock, Triple H and Tyson Kidd.
WWE 2K17 is slated for an October 11 release for the PS4, PS3, Xbox One and Xbox 360. Those who pre-order the game can get Goldberg as a special character. There is also the NXT edition, which comes with Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax, Apollo Crews and a ton of other goodies.