Post by Steve Farrelly @ 03:44pm 10/10/19 | 0 Comments
With the license changeover and Visual Concepts' handling of both Yukes and the WWE, WWE 2K has gone from strength to strength, year on year. With the upcoming WWE 2K20, nothing has changed on that front, but what is a massive change, however, is what's going on in a fully revamped MyCareer mode.
Specifically, this time around players will have a choice between a voiced male and female MyCareer character, however, both will work their way towards glory in narrative unison with the likes of The Undertaker, Triple H, Becky Lynch and Samoa Joe (among many others), helping them, or blocking them, along the road to glory.
WWE 2K19’s MyCAREER upped the ante with a more narrative driven storyline and fully voiced cutscenes featuring WWE Superstars. WWE 2K20 takes all of that to the next level with a dual male and female MyPLAYER storyline offering a much longer intriguing experience.
IT ALL STARTS AT THE WWE HALL OF FAME
WWE 2K20’s MyCAREER tells the story of Red and Tre, two lifelong best friends who set out to fulfil their dreams together in WWE. This approximately 20-hour experience takes place in the near future on the day of Red and Tre’s WWE Hall of Fame induction. Through reminiscing with WWE Superstars and Legends and the stories they tell during their Hall of Fame speech, Red and Tre flashback to their high school years, first matches, struggles to work their way up on the indies, breaking into NXT, and finally the journey to the top of WWE as they attempt to achieve Hall of Fame-worthy careers.
MyCAREER AT A GLANCE
For the first time ever, create both a female and male MyPLAYER and take them through MyCAREER, playing storylines and matches as each character and occasionally teaming together with the all-new Mixed Tag match feature.
Unlock WWE Legends, Career specific Superstar attires, original characters and unique environments like “Hell’s Colosseum” and a special New Day themed arena.
At one point, Red and Tre cross through an interdimensional portal to try to find the Undertaker who hasn’t been seen in years, encountering various surprises along the way.
MyCAREER is fully voiced again, this year featuring performances from nearly over 40 WWE Superstars, NXT Superstars and legends in addition to over 15 original voiced roles. Interact with newly-voiced Superstars such as Ronda Rousey, The New Day, Becky Lynch, Adam Cole, Velveteen Dream, The IIconics, Samoa Joe and more.
Track Red and Tre’s career progress with “The List” – as teenagers Red and Tre write down all the goals they’d like to someday achieve, which later becomes their road map to success. Can you cross off their final list item and get inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame?
At certain points in MyCAREER, the decisions you make affect the matches Red and Tre compete in, who they team with, and possibly even lead to some alternate outcomes. Explore different choices to see what paths they might lead you down.
Podcasts are back this year, including “The Buzz and Cole Show” featuring the return of Buzz and Cole Quinn from WWE2K19’s MyCAREER.
BY THE NUMBERS
Approximately 100 total matches
Over 2,700 lines of dialogue
Over 900 lines of new commentary unique to MyCAREER matches and cutscenes
Over 270 cutscenes
Around 20 hours of total play-through time
34 career goals on Red and Tre’s List
1 bionic arm
That last one is a doozy. But any which way you look at this, it looks fun. Watch a full MyCareer trailer embedded below. WWE 2K20 releases on PC, PS4 and Xbox One this October 22.