More characters have been confirmed for "WWE 2K15." According to a report from Dual Shockers on June 15, Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler will be appearing in the wrestling simulation title. The two are part of the three-man announcing group for the Monday Night Raw television show and various pay-per-view events. The other broadcaster is JBL, who may not be lending his voice in the game although he worked on the same weekly program along with Friday Night Smackdown.
For "WWE 2K15," Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler spent 35 hours recording lines, a majority of which were done together. As a result, the conversation should sound more natural. The presentation appears to be getting a boost when compared to "WWE 2K14," the first game in the series to be published by 2K Sports.
The publisher also revealed that the video game is going to be enhanced from a graphical standpoint. "WWE 2K15" is using the same scanning tech from "NBA 2K15." Therefore, the character models should look much closer to real-life look of wrestlers such as John Cena, Hulk Hogan and Roman Reigns. One of the main complaints from the previous titles of the series, especially those that were developed for high-definition consoles, was the sub-par visuals.
More animations were also added in this year's installment as the development teams are trying to fix some of the stiff movement and awkward transitions found in the prior titles. The game should end up looking best on the PS4 and Xbox One next-generation platforms due to the extra horsepower. However, the same techs are also being implemented on the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions as well.
"WWE 2K15" was previously rumored to be coming out in early 2015. However, 2K Sports clarified that the video game is going to hit the PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on Oct. 28 of 2014 in North America. A photo showcasing Michael Cole and Jerry Lawler recording their voices can be seen near the top of this article (courtesy of the WWE Games Twitter page).