August 5 has been a date that many wrestling fans have been waiting for, as publisher 2K games and even WWE superstars have been teasing about what's to come in WWE 2K20. Notably, a leaked WWE 2K20 trailer revealed much of this information ahead of time, but now, most of that has been confirmed.
As seen below, WWE 2K20 will not feature one cover star like past entries but two, namely Roman Reigns and "The Man" Becky Lynch. Reigns isn't a surprising inclusion, especially considering how he has headlined numerous WWE PPV events, including 4 Wrestlemanias (31-34) in a row. Lynch shouldn't come as a surprise either, as rumors have been circulating online for quite some time.
If nothing else, including two cover stars sets the tone for a serious break in tradition. Since WWE '12, there has only been one cover star, and this pair sets the tone for the intergender wrestling. Publisher 2K Games confirms that players will be able to play as both male and female Superstars in the WWE 2K20's MyCAREER mode, as well as in Mixed Tag matches. Considering the increased prominence of intergender wrestling, this should make a ton of wrestling fans happy.
And luckily, those happy fans will not have to wait long, as the release date of WWE 2K20 was confirmed to be October 22 for Windows PC, PlayStation 4, and the Xbox One. The platforms should come as no surprise, as it has been the standard, and there's a chance that the Switch couldn't run the game. This is an important contrast to how WWE 2K18 underperformed on the Switch.
It'll be interesting to see what else is revealed prior to the launch of WWE 2K20, but it seems safe to say that it's off to a solid start. For those who want to build hype prior to its launch, here are the 5 wrestling games we recommend revisiting, and tuning into Raw or Smackdown will likely do the same.
WWE 2K20 releases October 22 for PC, PS4, and Xbox One.