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Former two-time WWE Champion Seth Rollins has officially been named the cover boy for the upcoming video game WWE 2K18, which is set to release on October 17th for both PS4 and Xbox One. It's the first time Rollins has earned such an honor.
And, as you might expect from WWE, the announcement came in pretty dramatic fashion, with the company releasing this video to reveal Seth Rollins as the star.
In addition to the standard version of the game, WWE 2K18 will offer up two special editions as well, which, according to GameSpot, consists of a copy of the game with special packaging, the season pass, pre-order bonus digital content, and Collector's edition digital content. The specifics of those last three items will be revealed later this summer, along with the details of the Collector's edition.
The Rock, Stone Cold, Brock Lesnar, and John Cena have all previously been on the cover of the game, and, with the announcement of Rollins, the WWE seems to be aiming his unique blend of wrestling success with his superstardom, saying this in its official press release:
"In celebration of his in-ring accomplishments and bold individuality, 2K today announced Seth Rollins as the cover Superstar for WWE 2K18, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. In addition, Rollins will personify WWE 2K18’s worldwide marketing campaign – BE LIKE NO ONE – which invites players to explore Rollins’ identity, as well as those of several other WWE Superstars, while learning more about the game."
On the cover of WWE 2K18 ... the King Slayer. pic.twitter.com/nYMrG1mjBx— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 19, 2017
Speaking to ESPN about the reveal, Seth Rollins said it "feels weird," but he's as excited as you would expect with the news.
"We did all the photography and they tell you you're going to be on the cover of a video game but it's still strange just to see your face on it. I've played video games my entire life, all the WWE games growing up, so to be here in the flesh, it's pretty wild."
As for pre-ordering WWE 2K18, both the Deluxe or Collector's edition will be available on October 13th, giving customers access to the game four days before everyone else. The Deluxe edition is available both physically and digitally, with the Collector's edition only being sold physically.