The story of Daniel Bryan is ready to be told in WWE 2K19.
Bryan joined 2K last Thursday to confirm the popular 2K Showcase mode will return to this year’s WWE video game. To deliver the announcement, WWE’s “Yes!” Man made a surprise visit to his high school in Aberdeen, Wash., to reveal the details about this year’s 2K Showcase.
Aberdeen High School, which Bryan graduated from in 1999, serves as a starting point for his career in sports-entertainment. Bryan explained that he packed his car and departed for the Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy just hours after participating in his graduation ceremony.
What is 2K Showcase?
2K Showcase will pick up the story from there, allowing WWE fans to play through a single-player story mode that revisits major milestones in Bryan’s WWE career.
Players will recreate selected matches that made Bryan a household name throughout the WWE Universe and will be asked to complete specific objectives during each bout. Completing each task can unlock playable characters, special arenas and attires, championship titles and more.
During 2K Showcase, players will also hear from WWE’s “Yes!” Man himself about the significance of each milestone and objective along the way. This year’s 2K Showcase includes 15 video interview packages starring Bryan as well as 20 video cutscenes, all designed to emphasize the featured moments.
2K Showcase will also include:
12 unique matches, including 11 historic bouts from Bryan’s career and one surprise battle
Nine historic arenas that featured prominently in Bryan’s career, including the venues for WrestleMania XXX and Velocity
11 different playable character models for Daniel Bryan, with each one featuring their own move sets and unique appearances
New entrances and victory scenes, including a special surprise when Bryan competes with Kane as part of Team Hell No
Why did 2K pick Daniel Bryan?
The 2K Showcase is back in WWE 2K19 due to popular demand. So 2K felt it fitting for Bryan to become the face of this year’s 2K Showcase.
2K cited Bryan’s enduring popularity in the WWE Universe and his long road to WWE stardom as the primary reasons for his story being selected for this year’s 2K Showcase.
This mode allows WWE fans to revisit special moments from Bryan’s career that may not have received their proper due, all the while competing in a unique gameplay experience that adds a new dimension of fun to the virtual WWE Universe.
WWE 2K19 is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB and is scheduled for worldwide release on Tuesday, Oct. 9.