A gameplay video for “WWE 2K16” is out from 2K that reveals new details, including a number of gameplay improvements, the return of create-a-diva and more. While no new members of the game’s large roster were revealed, the number of new gameplay mechanics is staggering.
The 42-second video first shown on IGN features a match between the NXT Champion Finn Balor and the WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins. This is an appropriate matchup for the new game, as both superstars hold the biggest belts of their respective shows.
Although the video is short, a number of improvements can already be seen in this exhibition match. There are new animations for reversals and moves, like Seth’s Reverse DDT counter and Balor’s Apron Suplex.
New adjustments have also been made to the kickout and submission meters. The red spot in the kickout meter now moves to a different position each time the player misses it, making it harder to save oneself from a pin fall. Submissions have now been moved to the right analog stick, with players having to whirl them around to either make the opponent submit or escape the painful maneuver.
Other improvements include a much longer career mode, which now spans into earning a spot in the Hall of Fame, an overhauled online mode, limited reversals that need to recharge overtime and improved A.I. for the referee and managers. A three-man commentary team has also been confirmed, with former WWE Champion JBL joining Michael Cole and Jerry “The King” Lawler in calling matches.
Bleacher Report also stated that match types, like the basic ladder, handicap and tornado tag-team match have returned to the game as well. The create mode has also rebounded well from the last game, with fans now being able to make divas, arenas and championships, all of which were stripped from last year’s game.
All these improvements, plus the 120 unique WWE superstars included in the game’s disc, already make “WWE 2K16” a huge improvement over last year’s reportedly flawed effort. The game will be available on the PS4, Xbox One, PS3 and Xbox 360 on Oct. 27. Those who pre-order the game will be able to play as the T-800 from the “Terminator” movies.