The upcoming WWE 2K16 boasts over 120 playable characters, the largest number in franchise history. That roster features two Steve Austins, two Stings, two Stephanie McMahons, three Undertakers and two versions of Arnold Schwarzenegger as The Terminator. A batch of NXT stars are playable as well, from NXT Champion Finn Bálor to Tyler Breeze, Hideo Itami and tag team champions The Vaudevillains.
If you’re wondering where the NXT Divas are on that list, you aren’t alone. Current NXT Women’s Champion Bayley wasn’t announced as part of the roster, and neither were her “Four Horsewomen” peers Charlotte, Becky Lynch or Sasha Banks, currently competing on WWE’s main roster as tentpoles in the Divas Revolution. “It’s fine,” you might’ve said to yourself. “They’re probably saving them for a Four Horsewomen DLC pack.”
According to 2K themselves, that’s not going to happen. Including Bayley, Charlotte, Becky and Sasha in a game that features both Colonel Mustafa AND General Adnan “simply did not work out for various reasons,” and they won’t even be included in the game’s DLC. Uh …
With our final roster reveal this past Monday, it was awesome seeing the excitement for The New Day, Enzo and Cass, Mikey Whipwreck, and more. But it was clear that some in the community are frustrated by the lack of the newer Divas added to the main WWE roster recently.
We pushed as hard as we could to include Sasha Banks, Charlotte, Becky Lynch, and Bayley in WWE 2K16, but it simply did not work out for various reasons. While we are not divulging full details on WWE 2K16’s post-launch plans just yet, we can confirm that the Four Horsewomen will not be available as DLC.
We are proud to have and built the largest WWE roster to date featuring the most Divas ever. The WWE 2K16 disc includes all of the Divas on the main roster at the time we locked it in (13 playable in total).
We all agree the Divas Revolution is great for business and look forward to celebrating the Divas even more in future WWE 2K titles.
Be sure to remember that statement when you’re simming Eva Marie vs. Cameron.