WWE fans and gamers around the world have been waiting for a new release in the WWE2K series since the abysmal failure of 2K20. The developers took some time to rethink the game. A redesigned engine and flashy trailer filled with star power followed. Many were still skeptical about the quality of the game.

Wrestling fans and gamers have been thirsting for more in-depth gameplay footage from the upcoming title. WWE2K22 is set to release on March 11. 2K Games has now given fans an in-depth look at how the game will work.

In a press release, 2K announced the first edition of the WWE2K22 Ringside Report. The 9-minute video takes a close look at the game’s actual gameplay. 2K was criticized after the launch trailer showed only short, obscured clips.

“2K today unveiled WWE 2K22 Ringside Report #1, the first in an ongoing video series offering deep dives into the game’s features, mechanics, and more. The Ringside Report #1 video showcases WWE 2K22 gameplay and provides a closer look at some of the new advancements that make this iteration of the franchise Hit Different.


Creative Director Lynell Jinks, Art Producer Christina Diem Pham, Principal Designer Jason Vandiver, Senior Producer Jonathan Rivera, and Senior Designer Derek Donahue provide commentary as a full WWE 2K22 match plays out, pitting cover Superstar Rey Mysterio against emerging phenom Damian Priest in more than nine minutes of gameplay.

Throughout the match, the Visual Concepts team highlights:

New dynamic animations, only possible through the redesigned gameplay engine, on display from both Superstars in the ring. The Superstars feel more responsive and easier to control, and each move connects smoother and more precisely.

An overhauled lighting engine that showcases the extreme details of the Superstars, making them look hyper realistic.

Tweaked object physics allow for unexpected moments throughout the match. Kendo sticks fray with each hit, and tables and corner barricades break dynamically to create a more authentic match experience.

Strategic defensive commands which include blocking, dodging, and breakers.

For more details on the latest innovations coming to WWE 2K22, check out the full Ringside Report #1. WWE 2K22 will be available on March 11, 2022*.

For more information on WWE 2K22, visit the game’s official website, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K22 or subscribe on YouTube.

Visual Concepts is a 2K studio. 2K is a wholly owned publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

*WWE 2K22 Standard Edition and Cross-Gen Bundle will be available March 11, 2022. WWE 2K22 Deluxe Edition and nWo 4-Life Digital Edition will be available on March 8, 2022.”

The WWE Universe has reacted with a great deal of enthusiasm to the new video. While most gamers have yet to play the new WWE game, there is a lot of promise. Time will tell if 2K can deliver the game wrestling fans have been waiting for.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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