2K has announced that Olympic medalist, feature film actress, UFC Hall of Famer and current WWE Superstar, “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey, will make her WWE console video game debut in WWE 2K19, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise.
The “Baddest Woman on the Planet” – who put the WWE Universe on notice with a surprise Royal Rumble 2018 appearance, blockbuster Wrestlemania 34 debut match and continued explosive presence – will appear in WWE 2K19 as a playable character wearing her signature ring gear inspired by “Rowdy” Roddy Piper.
Let’s Get Rowdy!
In addition, 2K’s global marketing campaign trailer for the announcement, which debuted during the last Monday Night Raw broadcast, further celebrates Ronda’s landmark WWE arrival and incredible bond shared with the late WWE Hall of Famer through inclusion of Piper’s verbal praise from her Piper’s Pit podcast appearance in 2015.
“As a WWE Superstar, having support from the Piper family means everything to me,” said Ronda Rousey. “It’s an honour to be part of WWE 2K19 and have my name mentioned alongside so many important Superstars in WWE history, including Rey Mysterio, Kurt Angle, Ultimate Warrior, Sting and Goldberg.”
“Anybody can call themselves ‘Rowdy’, but it takes a special, talented and dedicated individual to live up to the ‘Rowdy’ name,” said Colt Toombs, son of “Rowdy” Roddy Piper. “My dad saw it in Ronda, and so do we. She is truly ‘Rowdy to the core,’ and that mindset really comes through in the trailer for WWE 2K19.”
Mysterio and Rousey
Rousey, alongside former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio, will be available as bonus content for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018, with Early Access players receiving their copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on October 5, 2018.
“From an Olympic tatami to the UFC Octagon to the WWE ring, Ronda is a one-of-a-kind athlete and incredible ambassador for career and life empowerment,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. “Her discipline, determination and attitude toward accomplishing her goals and silencing her critics make her the perfect embodiment of WWE 2K19’s ‘Never Say Never’ global marketing campaign. We are thrilled to welcome Ronda to the WWE 2K family and can’t wait to see what’s in store for her in the years to come.”
Rust: Detailed Gameplay Footage
Rust is not for the faint of heart. It is recommended to rely on its enormous community to tame its particular progression curve which is its charm. Dropped into nature with a pebble and a torch for any package, the player will have to fight his fellows or make allies to hope to survive a minimum.
After announcing the release of Rust , one of the fiercest and most successful competitive multiplayer survival games ever made, to consoles next spring, Double Eleven has just released detailed gameplay videos of the game to PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One. .
These videos showcase the varieties of combat options players can choose from – more so, the different loadout options that can be created and how this action affects group fights and one-on-one skirmishes. In other words, you will surely die (enormously) until you come to grips with every situation no matter how unique.
Rust (PS4 Pro) – 17 minutes of Gameplay
The primary goal in Rust is therefore not to die. The player must tame his hunger and thirst, master the elements, create his clothes and ensure his safety against the hostility of other players, scientists, bears, wolves and other traps that are sure to ignite him, the drown or poison it at the slightest opportunity. Rust is a rule-less game, which offers little guidance on what to do next
Rust (Xbox One X) 6 minutes of Gameplay
Players are free to be aggressive or welcoming, roam the map or build their own barracks and opt for a more sedentary lifestyle. Of course, it is easier to survive with several people, especially when adversity is well organized. A small hut hidden in the depths of the woods can do the job of a lone wolf, when an elaborate group will build large metal buildings well protected and guarded. In the end, it is the ability to forge different weapons (ranged, melee, fire, bombs, traps…) and to handle them brilliantly that will make the difference between the survivors and the others.
Since its release in Early Access on Steam in 2013, millions of players have populated the dense and brutal world of Rust, a true social experiment that has become one of the most played titles on the Valve platform. Over the months, the game has asserted itself as a hallucinating theater of experimentation and creativity, standing out from the competition thanks to its keen eye for detail, its intrinsic richness and the variety of its gameplay, including bitter battles. and demanding are the figurehead.
The development and editing of Rust on the PlayStation and Xbox consoles is taken care of by the British Double Eleven, independently of Facepunch which was responsible for the editing and development of the PC version.
Rust is Not For the Faint of Heart
Rust is not for the faint of heart. It is recommended to rely on its enormous community to tame its particular progression curve which is its charm. Dropped into nature with a pebble and a torch for any package, the player will have to fight his fellows or make allies to hope to survive a minimum. It is mandatory to flush out blueprints to learn new techniques and craft more powerful weapons, armor and protection, and more than recommended to share resources and knowledge with allies, long-time or passing. Rust is an endless stream of challenges that the player must overcome with a simple pebble, then a spear, a bow, a single shot pistol and then machine guns and rocket launchers.
Biggest Q-Con Ever Attracts More Than 7,000 Visitors
The UK and Ireland’s premier gaming and anime convention, Q-Con, celebrated its 26th year with a record number of visitors to the Queen’s campus, including loads of successful events for all ages.
More than 7,000 people attended over the August Bank Holiday weekend, an increase of 10% on the 2018 event.
Hosted by QUB Dragonslayers, Q-Con included a host of events, including an appearance from the creator of the classic game ‘Doom’, John Romero, who challenged people “to beat him at his own game”.
“Since we began in a few rooms at Queen’s and 150 people, Q-Con has exploded in popularity and excitement…” said Ben Harrison. “We are delighted to see so many enjoy the weekend.
“After this year’s success we promise we’re working hard to make sure that 2020 will be even better!”
Among the many successes for 2019 were the family events.
“The family tickets proved really popular,” said Ben. “We worked hard to make sure that families and people of all ages interested in anime and gaming had events they could enjoy and take part in.”
Designed by gaming and anime fans Q-Con attracts people from across the UK and Ireland and further afield, with last year seeing a five percent increase in attendees from other countries. People from all ages are present throughout the weekend, with Sunday having extra events for families.
With BBC airing a special on cosplay as part of its True North Series (10th September), Q-Con also saw several events showcasing the talent of fans and designer making and wearing the costumes of their favourite games, anime, TV and film characters.
“We saw so many people around the university district coming in on trains, buses and in cars dressed up as their favourite characters showing just how popular gaming and anime has become, and how Q-Con caters for a demographic so often missed by the mainstream media,” added Ben.
Taking place across the Queen’s campus, including the Whitla Hall, Elmwood Hall, Queen’s Film Theatre, the Computer Science Building and many other venues, planning for 2020 is already underway