Check Out Stone Cold Steve Austin Raising Hell On The Cover Of ‘WWE 2K16’

Congratulations to spunky up-and-comer Stone Cold Steve Austin for making the cover of the upcoming WWE 2K16. He follows The Rock and John Cena as cover stars for WWE 2K14 and WWE 2K15 respectively. What, you thought they were gonna put Konnor and Viktor on the box?

You clicked to see the cover, so here you go:

Here’s a bit from the press release.

2K today announced WWE Hall of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin® as the cover Superstar for WWE® 2K16, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE franchise. After setting the WWE Universe on fire during one of WWE’s most celebrated time periods – the “Attitude Era” – to his wealth of television, film and podcasting accomplishments, Austin has amassed worldwide admiration through his unequivocal presence both in and out of the WWE ring. WWE 2K16 is currently in development for Xbox One and Xbox 360, as well as the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems. The game is scheduled for release on October 27, 2015 in North America and October 30, 2015 internationally.

“I’ve had the privilege of working with 2K to support the WWE 2K franchise, and now I’m absolutely honored to serve as the WWE 2K16 cover Superstar,” said Stone Cold Steve Austin. “No disrespect to the previous and extremely deserving WWE 2K cover Superstars – Dwayne ‘The Rock®’ Johnson and John Cena® – but it’s about time the franchise raised some hell with yours truly on the cover. I look forward to injecting a dose of ‘Texas Rattlesnake’ into this year’s game and overall campaign.”

I hope he actually said “registered trademark” after those names.

The comments from 2K are actually the least Stone Cold Steve Austin comments ever, unless the game takes place during that part of the show where he pretended to be Corporate Champion.

“Stone Cold Steve Austin’s iconic style, unmistakable personality and worldwide reverence from the WWE Universe make him the ideal fit for WWE 2K16,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “Not only will Austin grace the video game’s cover, but he’s involved in shaping its creative direction. Through his numerous contributions, inclusion on the largest roster in franchise history and the game’s to-be-announced features, WWE 2K16 is certain to put everyone on notice.”

All I care about now is whether or not I can defeat Finn Bálor using a beer truck with an enormous hose attached.

(press release via Gamespot)