2k Games announced today the contents for the Collector’s Edition of WWE 2K17 and it’s all about NXT.
Retailing for $99.99 and limited to 50,000 copies worldwide, the WWE 2K17 NXT Edition will include:
- A copy of the WWE 2K17 video game;
- Exclusive premium packaging;
- NXT Enhancement Pack:
- Playable NXT Superstars: Shinsuke Nakamura, Nia Jax and Apollo Crews;
- 50 percent more points at NXT in MyCareer;
- Exclusive Canvas 2 Canvas lithograph designed by WWE artist Rob Schamberger and autographed by NXT Superstar Shinsuke Nakamura;
- Exclusive eight-inch “Demon” Finn Bálor collectible figurine;
- Exclusive Topps NXT TakeOver: London Mat Relics Card:
- Each card will include a piece of authentic ring canvas from the event;
- Each card will feature one of 14 featured Superstars from event;
- Each Superstar’s card will have one of 10 different rarity levels;
- Goldberg Pack: access to two playable versions of legendary WCW and WWE star Bill Goldberg, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas.
“NXT has quickly transformed into WWE’s third global brand alongside Raw and SmackDown,” said Paul “Triple H” Levesque, WWE Executive Vice President of Talent, Live Events & Creative. “The WWE 2K17 NXT Edition is the perfect way to share the passion and enthusiasm of NXT with our fans around the world.”
“From its impressive roster to palpable live event energy, NXT is an unmistakable force responsible for helping drive WWE’s current business and bright future,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “The brand absolutely deserves an NXT Edition for WWE 2K17, and this comprehensive offering of exclusive collectibles and in-game content is a must-have for any WWE or NXT fan.”
As someone who still watches wrasslin’ (even when it pains me to sit through it), it seems like a wise but odd choice for WWE to do this. On one hand, you can’t argue that some of the best performers in the company are in NXT. On the other hand, if WWE knows this and decides to use that as a hook for the collector’s edition of their yearly videogame, what are they implying about their main roster? Like I said, a bit strange but probably a wise choice to entice their hardcore fans to pony up more money in October.
WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on the PS4 and PS3 systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 on October 11, 2016.