John Cena Selected to Curate WWE 2K15 Soundtrack
Following the steps of what 2K Games did with their NBA video game soundtracks, WWE 2K15 will feature a curation of music by a known celebrity.
This time, the game will stay true to wrestling and use 15-time world champion John Cena, who will be selecting from a range of genres.
"Reaching across many genres of music to some of my friends and those who have worked with WWE, I truly believe that gamers will become avid listeners of these songs," Cena said.
A collection of 12 songs were picked by the wrestler, who grew up training with rock music at Hard Nocks gym in Massachusetts and eventually created a platinum-selling rap album titled “You Can’t See Me” in 2005.
Some of the artists Cena selected for the game include Avenged Sevenfold, Rise Against, and Florida Georgia Line. Those artists will not be featured on the companion soundtrack, which also features music from the game by musical acts like Flo Rida, Knife Party, and Royal Blood.
In addition to the music Cena selected, he will also include two new songs he created with grammy nominated rapper Wiz Khalifa called “All Day” and “Breaks” on the companion soundtrack.
“It was very cool to work with Wiz Khalifa and combine my East Coast style of flow and his laid back West Coast vibe,” Cena wrote in an email to Billboard. “Wiz and I are both are so dedicated to our craft that we never stop hustling to give our fans more, that is what the song (‘All Day’) is about.“
WWE 2K15 will be released on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on Oct. 28. The PlayStation 4 and Xbox One version will be released on Nov. 18, with the Microsoft Windows release following on No. 21. The companion soundtrack will be released Oct. 21 on iTunes.