And an ESRB Rating
In a dramatic turn of events, WWE games are turning away from wrestling simulators and moving toward more of an arcade-style game. This puts WWE 2K Battlegrounds at the other end of the realism spectrum that fans of the series are used to, but after WWE 2K20, this might be a very welcome change. When it was revealed, 2K said that Battlegrounds was made to appeal to both casual and hardcore fans of the WWE games. It turns out that they will be appealing to a wider range of gamers in general with the broader WWE 2K Battlegrounds platforms.
Initially, there were no supported platforms announced, but the release date of Fall 2020 suggested that it would be coming during the Xbox One and PS4 console cycle. The ESRB recently released WWE 2K Battlegrounds’ rating and with it, its launch platforms. It will release on PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia. WWE 2K20 was released on PC, Xbox One, and PS4, so this game will be reaching even more with the new platforms.
The ESRB also slapped a Teen rating on Battlegrounds. This is not surprising since the previous WWE games have also received that rating. It cites “some female wrestlers wear outfits that expose moderate amounts of cleavage and/or buttocks” and “characters punch, kick, and throw each other during matches; players can also attack opponents by using chairs, poles, alligators, exploding barrels, and falling cars”, which can be seen in the reveal trailer. WWE 2K Battlegrounds will be out this Fall for PC, Xbox One, PS4, Nintendo Switch, and Stadia.
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