2K Games seems to really want to capture the atmosphere and realism of some of the WWE superstars. A perfect example is the way they’ve implemented Shinsuke Nakamura into the game with his very long and very detailed entrance, which actually includes the crowd singing along with the Japanese superstar’s music as he makes his way to the ring.
The entrance is quite lengthy but covers all the basic weird and quirky movements from Nakamura from the entry ramp all the way to the ring. His good vibrations and karate chop in the middle of the ring make it in, along with his odd stretching in the corner and his signature rope move. You can check it out below courtesy of UpUpDownDown.
The lighting looks good but there’s still a bit of an uncanny valley element to Shinsuke’s design.
You can tell they worked hard to capture the intrigue and mystique of his entrance, but it still feels just a little off.
There’s also a second video that was recently released featuring Roman Reigns, where he also makes his way down the ramp to a chorus of boos.
You can check out the video below courtesy of Bestintheworld.
Design wise, Reigns looks decent enough. They definitely captured his proportions properly. The raucous crowd in the back definitely make it seem about par the course of the reaction Reigns usually gets from a live audience.
2K Games have tried revamping the presentation qualities of WWE 2K for this year’s outing, but they haven’t really touched the actual wrestling, which is still pretty awful just like the previous outings of the annual series. I was hoping that the actual wrestling and wrestling logic would have been given an overhaul like the graphics, but maybe we’ll get that next year… hopefully?
WWE 2K18 is set to release this October for PC, PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
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