WWE 2K19 Cover Star Revealed, Along With Brand New Million Dollar Challenge

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2K today announced AJ Styles® as the cover Superstar for WWE® 2K19, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. An unparalleled in-ring competitor and distinguished personality recognised globally for his accomplishments spanning nearly two decades, “The Phenomenal One” – also a massive video game enthusiast – will usher in WWE 2K19’s worldwide marketing campaign of “Never Say Never” while inviting fans to learn more about the video game. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC.

Million Dollar Challenge

2K also disclosed initial plans for the groundbreaking WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge. In a call to action issued by Styles today, eligible entrants can participate in the international contest* via PS4™ system and Xbox One in four steps:

  • Beat a to-be-announced new mode in the game;
  • Submit a winning promotional video that shows why you will beat AJ Styles in WWE 2K19;
  • Make it to the semifinal round of competition and beat the other three semifinalists in WWE 2K19;
  • As the finalist, compete one-on-one in WWE 2K19 against AJ Styles – and defeat him – to win one million dollars.

Additional details surrounding the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge are available here, with further announcements to come later this year.

WWE 2K19 Cover Star AJ Styles

Never Say Never

“As a hardcore gamer and ambassador of everything it means to ‘Never Say Never’ in both my professional and personal life, it is a dream come true to be selected as the WWE 2K19 cover Superstar,” said AJ Styles. “From Seth Rollins® last year to Dwayne “The Rock®” Johnson, John Cena®, Stone Cold Steve Austin® and Brock Lesnar®, I am honored to join this incredible list of past WWE 2K cover Superstars and put my own unique stamp on the franchise. Get ready to join me in the virtual ring, because WWE 2K19 and the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge will be nothing short of phenomenal!”

“With AJ Styles at the helm, we’re putting ‘Never Say Never’ to the ultimate test with WWE 2K19 and the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing for 2K. “Each year, we work to deliver the best in WWE product authenticity, gameplay, modes, customisation and creative control, and this year will be no different for our passionate worldwide fan base. Buckle in and get ready, as we have some big surprises in store this year!”

WWE 2k19 is Available in 3 Editions

In addition, today 2K announced details surrounding WWE 2K19 premium product offerings and their scheduled release dates:

WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition

Players who purchase the WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, available in both physical and digital varieties at participating retailers, will receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, October 5, 2018 for the PS4™ system, Xbox One and Windows PC. The WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition includes the following items:

  • Copy of WWE 2K19 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
  • Access to WWE 2K19 Season Pass digital content (details announced this summer);
  • Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (details announced this summer);
  • Access to WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this summer).

WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition

Players who purchase the WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition at participating retailers will also receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, October 5, 2018 for the PS4™ system and Xbox One. The WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition includes the following items:

  • Copy of WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, which includes the following items:
  • Copy of WWE 2K19 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
  • Access to WWE 2K19 Season Pass digital content (details announced this summer);
  • Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (details announced this summer);
  • Access to WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this summer);
  • Premium packaging;
  • Exclusive and rare physical collectibles;
  • Limited Edition WWE® SuperCard content.
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