WWE 2K23 Release Date And Cover Star Confirmed, Trailer Debuts Online [Video]

WWE 2K23

Following the runaway success of WWE 2K22, it has been confirmed that the release of WWE 2K23 is just two months away.

The announcement comes after a series of leaks that stated that the cross-gen game would be released on March 17th with John Cena on the cover. Cena later responded by sharing a photo of the cover on Instagram with himself cut out.

WWE 2K23 Arriving Soon

WWE have now released the official trailer for the game which will be available to buy on March 17th and is already available to pre-order. Fans who pre-order the game will be able to start playing on March 14th.

In the trailer, a number of WWE stars including Austin Theory, Logan Paul, Bad Bunny and Triple H all interact with an invisible John Cena. The ad features the tagline: “See John Cena, “Beat John Cena,” “Be Even Stronger Than John Cena.” There will be three covers available across the Standard, Deluxe, and Icon editions and different versions of Cena will be available on all of them.

Interestingly, the game footage used in the commercial sees John Cena facing Austin Theory. It has been been reported that Cena will be facing Theory at WrestleMania, although there has been nothing official from WWE. This wouldn’t be the first time that WWE has kick started a feud via the release of their official video game with Goldberg’s return and rivalry with Brock Lesnar in 2016 linked to WWE 2K17.

2K Games revealed the following:

The WWE 2K23 Icon Edition Includes:
3-Day Early Access, starting March 14th, 2023.

Bad Bunny Bonus Pack
• Playable Bad Bunny Character

• 1x Ruby Bad Bunny MyFACTION Card

Deluxe Edition Content
• Season Pass Access (5x DLC)

• MyRISE Mega-Boost

• SuperCharger

• 1x Ruby John Cena MyFACTION Evo Card

• 1x Emerald Bianca Belair MyFACTION Card

• 1x Gold Asuka MyFACTION Card

• 1x Gold Edge MyFACTION Card

• 3x Basic Premium Launch MyFACTION Packs

Ruthless Aggression Content
• Playable Prototype Cena

• 1x Prototype Cena MyFACTION Card

• Playable Leviathan Batista

• Playable Young OVW-Era Randy Orton

• Playable Young OVW-Era Brock Lesnar

• John Cena Legacy Championship Belt

• Wrestlemania 22 Arena

Icon Edition Content
• 1x Emerald Paul Heyman Manager MyFACTION Card

• 3x Deluxe Premium Launch MyFACTION Packs

Austin Theory is set to be back in action on Raw XXX when he defends his United States Title against Bobby Lashley.