The breadcrumb trail is over — WWE 2K17‘s release is finally (almost) here, and with it comes a massive information dump straight from 2K Sports about all the downloadable content that will be made available shortly after its October 11 release. We already knew of eight new characters available as DLC, including Austin Aries, Kerry Von Erich and Papa Shango, but now we know so, so much more. Greg Thomas, 2K President at Visual Concepts, comments:
“WWE 2K17’s extensive and diverse downloadable content offering celebrates WWE’s past, present and future, including playable characters from WWE, NXT, WCW and WWE, match-driven content based on the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016 and a large number of new in-game moves. Alongside WWE 2K17’s commitment to authentic, simulation-based gameplay, an extensive playable roster and fan-favorite features, such as MyCareer and the Creation Suite, this year’s offering complements our all-inclusive WWE experience at a great value.”
The Accelerator pack will cost $4.99 and will unlock everything in the game itself, but the real fun starts with the Future Stars pack for $8.99, which gives you Gallows & Anderson, Tye Dillinger and more. Then for an additional $9.99, you get the Hall of Fame Showcase pack, which features seven matches including the Freebirds vs. the Von Erichs (WCCW 1986), Wolfpac Sting vs. Bret Hart at Halloween Havoc 1998 and Big Boss Man’s clash with the Big Show at Armageddon 1999.
But wait, there’s more: The Legends pack will add the likes of Sycho Sid, Eddie Guerrero and three more classic Superstars to your arsenal, but it’ll set you back $8.99. (However, can a price really be put on having a playable Tatanka in your video game?)
This is only the tip of the DLC pack iceberg, as there is also an NXT DLC pack featuring Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax and Apollo Crews ($4.99), a New Moves pack for $3.99 (y’know, if you really want to execute Zack Ryder’s Elbro Drop) and more. But the best bang for your buck will likely be the Season Pass option, which for $29.99 gets you five of the DLC packs including Future Stars and Legends.
Of course, you might be asking yourself, “Why don’t they just put all of these characters and these options within the actual game itself, instead of making me pay extra for it for months on end?” to which we reply — hey, look over there, it’s something shiny!