Stone Cold Steve Austin raises hell on the cover of WWE 2K16
After much speculation by fans, 2K Games announced today that the coveted cover of WWE 2K16 would be graced by no less than wrestling superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin.
One of the most recognized and celebrated men to ever grace the wrestling ring, Stone Cold’s career spanned twenty years and included 21 championships, as well as an induction to the WWE Hall of Fame in 2009. Although he has been retired from active wrestling for several years, Stone Cold remains a well-known figure within the wrestling world and without, having starred in films, as a television host, and even hosts his own weekly podcast, The Steve Austin Show.
Following Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and John Cena on the cover of the popular WWE video game series would be considered difficult at best for most members of the wrestling world, but Stone Cold has no doubts about his worthiness to join such company. “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,” said the wrestling star, “I look forward to injecting a dose of ‘Texas Rattlesnake’ into this year’s game and overall campaign.”
Those two were awesome guys to put on the cover of the 2K wrestling games; being in there with The Rock and John is great. But they just got trumped by ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin — and I say that with all due respect.
- Stone Cold Steve Austin
WWE 2K16 is the most ambitious iteration of the popular wrestling video game series to date. With 120 playable characters, it has by far and away the largest roster available from a WWE 2K game, and the company has teased that there are a large number of as yet unannounced features. With Stone Cold Steve Austin on the cover and his creative contributions behind the scene, 2K Games is positive that this will be the most exciting WWE 2K experience to date.
2K's WWE 2K16 is scheduled for release on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PlayStation 4 on October 27th, 2015 in North America, and October 30th, 2015 Worldwide. It is set to retail for $60 USD, and pre-orders are available now.