It would be cool to have at least 1 version of each base Smackdown set in the base game.
99-01 (with improved blue/purple stage lighting and the proper "Everybody on the Ground" theme for Create A Show) 02-08 (preferably Mid 03 like HCTP, "I Want It All" as the theme in Create A Show) 08-16 (preferably Early 08 when they went HD with "Rise Up 08" as the theme) 16-Current
They could skip the Post-Draft Pre-Summerslam 2016 set I guess though as it's really similar to the 08 set anyway and was only used for a few weeks.
- Deluxe Edition confirmed to include Collector's Edition digital content. - Women's Evolution Showcase mode - Female MyCareer - Mixed Tag Team Matches - WWE Towers returns, including a story driven Tower centred around Roman Reigns' career - WWE 2K20 Originals: DLC Showcases
- Mixed Tag Matches are back - "Steamlined Controls" so new players can easily jump in the game. (This has me worried, the controls are perfect as is) - Four Horsewomen Showcase - A new Mode called "WWE 2K20 Originals" - A Male and Female MyCareer Mode that is in the vein of the 2K19 MyCareer Mode - The Smackdown 20 Collector's Edition that was leaked on Walmart is true - The Deluxe version is the same as the Collector's Edition minus the Physical content - No Early Release this year
In my personal opinion, the Women's Evolution, particularly the Four Horsewomen, is one of the greatest things in pro wrestling history. I've been really wanting a showcase featuring them for the past couple of years now, and we're finally getting it! Sure, we've known for months now that we'd be getting it, thanks to Renee Young's script leak, but it's such a fantastic feeling to have it officially confirmed. I really cannot wait to play through matches from TakeOver: Unstoppable and TakeOver: Brooklyn, for example. Sasha Banks' model looks fantastic. Given that Banks is my personal favourite wrestler, it feels so gratifying that her model looks so great. They may have dropped the ball when it came to her in 2K17 & 2K18, but they've done her justice in 2K19 and 2K20.
Now the only Showcase I'm desperately hoping for in future instalments is an NXT mode. They did the Ultimate Warrior Showcase in 2K15, they're doing the Four Horsewomen Women's Evolution Showcase in 2K20. An NXT Showcase is really the only one I really want to see in the future.
Mixed Tag Team matches are FINALLY back! With the success of the Mixed Match Challenge in 2017 & 2018, it felt like something was missing when recreating WWE programming in 2K19. It may be a year or two overdue, but I'm thrilled we finally have them again! It will make gameplay a lot more immersive and give it a deeper feel now that we can do this match in Universe mode.
Female My Career is LONG overdue, but we finally got it! I'm not sure from the wording whether we'll have separate male and female modes which cross over, or whether we'll be playing as both genders in one story, as the gameplay snippet seems to imply, but I'm thrilled at this! Pretty interesting to see Papa Shango terrorising the two CAWs, looks like it'll be fun!
I'm glad that WWE Towers will return. I never knew I wanted them, and wasn't particularly excited when they were announced for 2K19, but I thoroughly enjoyed them in 2K19, and felt that they added a lot of gameplay value to the overall game.
WWE 2K20 Originals is kind of an unknown quality. From the concept art snippet, it looks like they're doing WWE Immortals in 2K20. I'm not sure this'll appeal directly to me, but I'm very interested to find out further info.
I'm a huge women's wrestling fan, and so I couldn't be more thrilled that 2K20 is making the sensible decision of making a lot of content to feature women's wrestling, in a year when women have main evented WrestleMania, cementing their importance. Becky Lynch couldn't be a better cover choice, and it's also pretty nice to see Roman Reigns on the cover too. The cover looks fantastic, and I really cannot wait for 2K20's release, and to find out further details on the game. It really feels like they're listening to fans by bringing long-requested features in a female My Career mode and Mixed Tag Team matches.
Hopefully the rules in mixed tag matches will be relaxed a bit so you could disable DQs if a man hits a woman. This is primarily because if Chyna is in, we need her to actually be able to take on a guy. I'm assuming single man v woman matches won't be possible so mixed tag is the only way we'll get that.
I’m excited for the New MyCareer I hope it’s longer than last year’s. The Originals content looks interesting. I wonder if they got positive feedback from having zombie Triple H in last year. And if there’s going to be downloadable original arenas with it I’d love to see the Hardy Compound as one and maybe they have Broken Matt and Brother Nero, maybe Queen Rebecca too watching in the background.
Definitely gonna just stick with the deluxe version though
Post by Bill Maxwell on Aug 5, 2019 9:30:30 GMT -5
Allow me to be the first @$$hole. The only thing that has excited me so far is the fact that Hogan is back. That said, I was so over this series last year, even gameplay-wise. I don't know how many people are actually asking for this, but over the past several years it seems like a lot.....GM Mode? I don't know if I can stomach another year of Universe without a massive, GM Mode/Story Designer-infused overhaul. At this point I'd rather play SD vs Raw 2007 or 11
They better fix the cheating cheap as hell ai in showcase mode! Seriously the ai in that mode flat out ruins it. It forces you to play as cheaply as possible. At the very least I hope they put in mid match checkpoints.
If You Live In The USA And Can Help Me Out With Getting Mattel WWE Retro Figures It Would Be Awesome!!!!
I love this line, but collecting them here in the UK is impossible, I would have an easier time finding the magic lamp and getting a Genie to hook me up with them
Now that I think of it, I have a feeling the MyCareer will be based on both genders. I feel that way it won't be so repetitive due to the smaller Women's roster, but still having that Women's element in the mode. Also would make sense with the Papa Shango cutscene with both a Male and Female CAW (or the Moveset dummies shown in the preview as placeholders).
I think whatever way they do it, it will probably be pretty good as it seems to be in the same vein as 2K19's version that has you always doing something interesting with lots of cutscenes and dialogue.
I don't know why they'd do a showcase based solely on people who will be in the game no matter what. Especially reliving something that happened like 5 minutes ago.
Yeah I can't say I'm the biggest fan of choosing a Showcase based on 4 Superstars who only faced other people who will also already be in the game in the last 5 years (and I'm a fan of Becky, Sasha, and Charlotte). It's too recent and won't have any crazy additions IMO. (Sasha's Entrance at Takeover Brooklyn would be nice to see though if it's a legit entrance animation).
It would be nice if we had a more classic Showcase alongside it but it seems like the only additional Showcase type thing will be the WWE 2K20 Originals DLC stuff which seems to be Fantasy based. Maybe they'll have some Era Specific Legends/Alumni Character packs though.
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Post by DestroyerOfNations on Aug 5, 2019 11:28:57 GMT -5
Unless the showcase is going to include women’s matches from the past and lead up to the four horsewomen, I probably won’t be giving it a shot. I’m just hoping Chyna will be able to wrestle men. Really excited for this game and I’m stoked Hogan is back in. Can’t wait to find out who the preorder bonus is.