The upcoming video game, "WWE 2K15," may be getting a pre-order incentive. According to a report from Just Push Start on May 26, Jared Rea revealed that Amazon and 2K Games are currently working together to take reservations for the software product. The wrestling title was recently confirmed to launch this year after being previously rumored to come out in early 2015.
Publishers usually provide incentives as a way to get customers to pre-order video games in advance. Retailers typically order more copies of software products that show high reservation numbers. With the PS3 and Xbox 360 featuring more online connectivity features, the bonuses have been leaning more towards digital bonuses such as an extra playable character, stage or costumes.
In "WWE 2K14," 2K Games used Ultimate Warrior as an incentive to get fans to pre-order the game early. The legendary wrestler previously had a long-standing feud with the WWE, which prevented his persona from in appearing in the series. An image showcasing the Ultimate Warrior in last year's installment from the official WWE Games Facebook website can be seen near the top side of this article.
2K Games may be using a similar tactic when it comes to promoting "WWE 2K15." The company has a large pool of divas and wrestlers to choose from. However, some of the retired wrestlers such as King Kong Bundy and Mick Foley are apparently upset with the low-paying compensation. As a result, the pre-order bonus may be related to someone on the current active roster.
John Cena and The Undertaker are among some of the characters that have been potentially leaked so far for "WWE 2K15." Some of the more popular wrestlers (such as Bad New Barret, Daniel Bryan, Sheamus, Shield and Wyatt Family) should appear in this year's version of the series as well. The PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One game is coming out on Oct. 28 in North America. It should also arrive on Oct. 31 in Europe.