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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s ‘WrestleMania Mode’ match-ups announcement, 2K Games has unveiled the entire ‘rasslin’ roster for WWE 2K14. The sporting giant’s first swing at an annualized grappling title, the game — developed by long-time series’ overseers Yukes! Interactive — will debut this October, featuring an enormous 84 Superstar selection.

With 48 current competitors, 36 legendary names and a walk-in wardrobe’s worth of alternate attires, WWE 2K14 may not be the most extensive in series history (that honor goes to 2003’s SmackDown: Here Comes the Pain), but what the game lacks in sheer size, it more than makes up for in nostalgia.

Check out the full list of featured talent below.

Current Superstars & Divas (48)

  • AJ Lee
  • Aksana
  • Alberto Del Rio
  • Antonio Cesaro
  • The Big Show
  • Brock Lesnar
  • Brodus Clay
  • Chris Jericho
  • Christian
  • CM Punk
  • Cody Rhodes
  • Damien Sandow
  • Daniel Bryan
  • Darren Young
  • David Otunga
  • Dean Ambrose
  • Dolph Ziggler
  • Drew McIntyre
  • Heath Slater
  • Jack Swagger
  • Jinder Mahal
  • John Cena
  • Justin Gabriel
  • Kaitlyn
  • Kane
  • Kofi Kingston
  • Layla
  • ‘The World’s Strongest Man’ Mark Henry
  • Natalya
  • R-Truth
  • Randy Orton
  • Rey Mysterio
  • Roman Reigns
  • Ryback
  • Santino Marella
  • Seth Rollins
  • Sheamus
  • Sin Cara
  • Stephanie McMahon
  • Tensai
  • The Rock
  • The Miz
  • The Great Khali
  • Titus O’Neil
  • Triple H
  • The Undertaker (WrestleMania 29 Attire)
  • Wade Barrett
  • Zack Ryder

Legends & Retro Superstars (36)

  • André the Giant
  • ‘The Animal’ Batista
  • Big John Studd
  • The Big Show (Retro Attire)
  • Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart
  • ‘The Next Big Thing’ Brock Lesnar (Retro Attire)
  • ‘Y2J’ Chris Jericho (Retro Attire)
  • Diesel
  • Eddie Guerrero
  • Edge
  • Goldberg
  • Hulk Hogan (Hulkamania Attire)
  • ‘Hollywood’ Hulk Hogan (NWO Attire)
  • John ‘Bradshaw’ Layfield
  • John Cena (‘Dr. of Thuganomics’ Attire)
  • Kane (Retro Debut Attire)
  • King Kong Bundy
  • Lita
  • Mick Foley
  • Mr. McMahon
  • ‘Macho Man’ Randy Savage
  • Razor Ramon
  • ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair
  • ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair (Retro Attire)
  • Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat
  • Sgt. Slaughter
  • ‘Heart Break Kid’ Shawn Michaels
  • ‘Heart Break Kid’ Shawn Michaels (90’s Retro Attire)
  • ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin
  • ‘The Million Dollar Man’ Ted Dibiase
  • The Rock (Late-90s Retro Attire)
  • Triple H (Long Haired Retro Attire)
  • The Ultimate Warrior — Exclusive Pre-order Bonus
  • The Undertaker (‘American Badass’ Attire)
  • The Undertaker (Debut Retro Attire)
  • Yokozuna

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Sadly, there’s no love for a number of current WWE Superstars or Legends that have appeared in past games, but there are a few big names in this iteration that are sure to get fans fired up. It should also be noted that The Ultimate Warrior is only available to those that pre-order WWE 2K14, while the ‘American Badass’ variant of The Undertaker is only included in the Phenom Edition of the game.

While some omissions are inevitable — due to either frosty relations between WWE and certain stars, competing contracts or unfortunate timings — a number of these non-inclusions remain unusual. No shows from the Usos, LoD and Epico & Primo are symptomatic of the game’s wider disregard for the doubles division (no tag matches in the entire ’30 Years of WrestleMania’ Mode), while Jimmy Snuka & Roddy Piper’s absences are flat-out mystifying.

Is WWE 2K14‘s roster an upgrade or an upset after last year’s Attitude-packed selection? Whose omission is the most maddening here?

WWE 2K14 will arrive on October 29th 2013 (North America) & November 1st 2013 (Internationally), for Xbox 360 and PS3.

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