WWE 2K22 will launch in March 2022, which represents a five-month delay from the franchise’s regular October launch window. 2K Sports and the WWE introduced the brand new launch interval throughout SummerSlam 2021 on Saturday; the sport was first revealed at WrestleMania 37 in April.

A hype trailer (above) didn’t checklist platforms or a date extra particular than subsequent March. The sport will launch greater than two years after the latest entry within the sequence, WWE 2K20, which was the primary sport developed completely in-house by 2K Sports and Visual Concepts.

That sport launched in a nominally completed state, nevertheless it was riddled with gameplay bugs and technical points that compelled the cancellation of a 2020 version whereas builders regrouped. WWE 2K Battlegrounds, by NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 developer Saber Interactive, was left to tide over followers final fall.

The final WWE 2K sport to not launch in October was WWE 2K15, whose PlayStation four and Xbox One variations adopted these consoles’ predecessors by a month. WWE ’12, revealed by THQ, additionally launched in November 2011. The sequence, which 2K Sports took on after THQ was liquidated in early 2013, dates again to 2004’s Smackdown vs. Raw on PlayStation 2.

2K Sports mentioned it’ll have extra to share about WWE 2K22 in January. In addition to the trailer, the label provided two stills of the wrestler Edge, captured in-engine.

the pro rassler Edge, making a stage entrance in WWE 2k22

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the pro rassler Edge squats on the stage during his entrance in WWE 2K22

Image: Visual Concepts/2K Sports