WWE 2K18 Launches for Switch on December 6

2K Sports have announced the release date for WWE 2K18 on the Nintendo Switch.

The latest in their wrestling franchise will launch on December 6th for the hybrid console. The game will be available in both digital and retail versions.

If you pre-order the game you’ll get two versions of WWE Hall of Famer Kurt Angle in his WWE “American Hero” persona and his ECW “Wrestling Machine” persona. If you buy the game digitally you can get the Kurt Angle costumes free through December 13th.

2K Games noted the Nintendo Switch version has all of the core features, including: the new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations, a massive backstage area, and up to six characters onscreen at once. It also supports all play modes, and four people online or locally.

Here’s a rundown on the game:


The biggest video game franchise in WWE history is back with WWE 2K18! Featuring cover Superstar Seth Rollins, WWE 2K18 promises to bring you closer to the ring than ever before with hard-hitting action, stunning graphics, drama, excitement, new game modes, additional match types, deep creation capabilities, and everything you’ve come to love from WWE 2K. Be Like No One.

Key Features:

  • Most Realistic WWE Video Game Ever!
    The most realistic WWE video game experience just became more intense with the addition of eight man matches, a new grapple carry system, new weight detection, thousands of new animations and a massive backstage area. A brand-new rendering engine also gives WWE 2K18 a visual overhaul and will bring the drama of WWE to life like never before!
  • MyCAREER
    A new MyCAREER experience puts you on the path to greatness as you journey along on the road to WrestleMania. Explore WWE like never before through free-roaming, conversing with WWE Superstars, forming alliances, making enemies, seeking out quests, and strategizing for upcoming matches.
  • Road to Glory
    Can your MyPlayer make it to the WWE Hall of Fame? Introducing the all-new Road to Glory! Compete with opponents online to improve your MyPlayer by earning unlockables, boosts and upgrades all while securing your entry into Special Events that are held alongside real-life WWE special events, such as pay-per-views.
  • Dynamic Creation Suite
    Customize WWE like never before with an even deeper set of customization tools and the new Custom Match option! The robust Creation Suite also offers even more detailed features for Create-a-Superstar, Create-a-Video and Create-an-Arena.
  • Seriously, THE BIGGEST ROSTER EVER!
    Dominate the ring with TONS of your favorite WWE, NXT and legendary Superstars! We’re not kidding, WWE 2K18 offers the most complete roster of the biggest and brightest WWE Superstars to ever grace a WWE ring!

WWE 2K18 has also been available for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

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  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    Do these games include any classic all-time great jobbers like Frankie Williams, Barry Horowitz, and the Brooklyn Brawler? Or the c-List stars of the “new generation” like Adam Bomb, The Mountie, and The Ultimate Warrior?

  • Vcom7418

    Warrior as a C-List char? Why would you…
    Any way, Warrior is in, jobbers or c-lists of New Generation, sadly not

  • Wells Bristol

    I really want a handheld wrestling game, and I’d buy this for switch if they took out those damned loot boxes and fixed the ridiculous between menu load times, do that and it can be in pixel art for all I care

  • True Goddess Reincarnation

    The CAW has been neutered for some time and this is the same game you played 10 years ago. No idea how people keep buying yearly titles.

  • Jared Bellow

    You might want to look into Fire Pro Wrestling World on PC. People tend to make HUGE packs for it with all those 80s/90s characters down to the lowly jobbers. It’s sprite based but incredibly deep.

  • Jared Bellow

    The showcases and the updated roster. I get it about every 2 or three years. I find with the WWE 2k series the even numbered year titles tend to be better while the odd numbers are “off” years. No idea why that is since I think it’s the same dev team.

    I’m impressed Switch does pretty much everything but the 8 characters on screen. That was a major selling point for me on the PS4 version.

  • Jared Bellow

    The last new game I got in this series was 2k16. They seriously put loot boxes in this too? And the new UFC game is loot box + pay to win. Ugh.

  • Uncle Ocelot

    Now that’s a stealth release, the sales will be interesting.

  • Vcom7418

    …lootboxes?

  • Wells Bristol

    yeah 2k16 was the last playable one, in this one all the create a wrestler moves and gear is locked behind loot boxes so good luck having any fun in single player

  • Jared Bellow

    2k16 was the last one I played and I had no idea that crap now was in these games. I really am not much into online play and only like couch co op for these kinds of games. It was on my Christmas list since it was half off for Black Friday but it’ll probably be the last main series WWE game I get.

    I miss the 4th-6th gen where there were oddball non WWE wrestling games like Ultimate Muscle: Legends vs. New Generation and the like.

  • PaRaLLaXTHeTiCS

    Sweet. Last wrestling game I played was the Fire Pro Wrestling for PS2. I didn’t know they had stuff for PC. I’ll check it out. Thanks, man!