2K got the hype train moving when they revealed that the first look at the next WWE 2K game would be seen at WrestleMania 37, and they delivered what they promised. During the loaded Night 1 card we got our first look at a trailer for the game, which focused on Rey Mysterio and Cesaro throwing down in the ring. The trailer zooms in close to Mysterio to show off the improved graphics, and then we see him enter the ring and dish out some of that stylish offense of his against the Swiss Superman.
We don't get to see Cesaro's face much, so I'm not sure about the likeness, but at one point he's resting. on the ropes, and you can see the attention to detail in his arms and legs. We see Mysterio dish out a 619, showing off the new animation, and the brief teaser ends with the tagline "It Hits Different", which is going to be a running theme throughout 2K22's rollout.
You can check out the new trailer in the video above.
WWE 2K20 suffered from a host of bugs and glitches at launch, as well as issues with online play. Most of those were addressed in patches, but they caused some sizable holes in WWE's bottom line from that division, and many were happy to see 2K and Visual Concepts take some extra time in between titles to address more of the core issues and present a more polished project.
That said, the core gameplay was still fun and the story mode, focus on the Women's Revolution, and switched up DLC approach were all entertaining, so if those can return with even more polish and refinement, WWE 2K could be off to a great start in its return.
As for WrestleMania 37, here's the updated card for Night 1 and 2.
WWE Champion Bobby Lashley vs Drew McIntyre
SmackDown Women's Champion Sasha Banks vs Bianca Belair
Bad Bunny and Damian Priest vs The Miz and John Morrison
Seith Rollins vs Cesaro
Steel Cage Match: Braun Strowman vs Shane McMahon
Tag Team Turmoil Match: Naomi & Lana vs. Mandy Rose & Dana Brooke vs. The Riott Squad vs. Natalya & Tamina vs. Carmella & Billie Kay
Tag Team Champions The New Day vs AJ Styles and Omos
Nigerian Drum Fight: Intercontinental Champion Big E vs Apollo Crews
Kevin Owens vs Sami Zayn
Triple Threat Match: Universal Champion Roman Reigns vs Edge vs Daniel Bryan
Raw Women's Champion Asuka vs Rhea Ripley0comments
The Fiend Bray Wyatt vs Randy Orton
What do you think of WWE 2K22 so far? Let us know in the comments or as always you can talk all things WWE and WWE 2K with me on Twitter @MattAguilarCB!