One of those most recognizable faces in professional wrestling, Hogan, a former AWA, WWF, WWE and WCW World Heavyweight Champion, returned to the company earlier this year after spending the last few years in TNA. While many believed his return was to help facilitate the origin of the WWE Network, he's been on several episodes of RAW and continues to serve in a variety of roles with the company.
“Twenty-five years ago, I appeared in my very first WWE video game, and I’ve never been more excited than I am now to be part of this year’s game,” Hogan said in the press release. “I’ve got one thing left to say: whatcha gonna do when the WWE 2K15 ‘HULKAMANIA’ Edition, featuring the greatest of all time, runs wild on you, brother?”
The game’s story mode, will be called “2K Showcase” and will be broken into two episodes and will focus on two different rivalries in WWE history. However, 2K Sports has yet to reveal who will be featured in these new modes. With Hogan's new edition of "WWE 2K15" announced, could he be included in the story mode of this year's game as well?
According to an article from IGN yesterday, over 50 days of motion capture sessions took place for the game. “WWE 2K15” will have five times more animation data than last year’s game. Significant efforts have also been made in the presentation department as well, with four times as many lines of commentary recorded than “WWE 2K14.”
The “Hulkamania” edition of “WWE 2K15” will only be available while supplies last and will retail for $99.99 and will only be available on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One gaming consoles, 2K confirmed in the press release.
According to 2K Games, the Hulkamania edition of “WWE 2K15” will include:
- Copy of WWE 2K15 video game;
- Exclusive premium packaging;
- Exclusive collectible art card personally autographed by Hulk Hogan;
- Exclusive Funko “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan vinyl figure;
- Exclusive piece of authentic ring canvas from Hulk Hogan’s Monday Night Raw appearance on March 10, 2014 in Memphis, Tenn.;
- Two pre-order, launch exclusive playable characters: Hulk Hogan and “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan;
- Access to ‘WWE 2K15’ global pre-order offer: Sting playable characters pack.
“WWE 2K15” is set for a October 28 release in North America and will ship on October 31 internationally.
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