WWE 2K18 will boast the largest playable roster in the history of the WWE 2K series, even bigger than its predecessor title, “WWE 2K17.” While 2K Games has to confirm yet the final number of characters to be featured in the latest Wrestling simulation game, it recently announced the first batch of playable wrestlers who made it to the cut.

The first installment of playable characters revealed

According to the game publisher, this number is only the first installment in a series of character reveals from time to time, leading up to the title’s official release date on October 17.

The confirmed list of playable superstars expectantly includes prominent wrestlers in the industry today. These are Bray Wyatt, Baron Corbin, Akira Tozawa, and Dolph Ziggler.

On the other hand, there are also a number of WWE legends who will appear in this year’s iteration of the game series. Fans will be able to play as Andre the Giant, Big Bossman, British Bulldog, the Undertaker, and Diamond Dallas Page.

The extensive roster will also feature the likes of Alexander Wolfe, Alundra Blayze, Bam Bam Bigelow, Big Show, Braun Strowman, Bret Hart, Brie Bella, Buddy Roberts, Bushwhacker Butch, Bushwhacker Luke, Cesaro, Dean Ambrose, Diesel, Dusty Rhodes, Emma, Eric Young, Erick Rowan, and Hideo Itami.

In addition, Jinder Mahal, Kalisto, Kane, Karl Anderson, Killian Dain, Konnor, Lita, Luke Gallows, Luke Harper, Mark Henry, Nikki Bella, Nikki Cross, Paige, Sami Zayn, Sawyer Fulton, Sheamus, Sin Cara, Summer Rae, and Viktor will also make their way to the game.

All these wrestling stars will officially join cover superstar Seth Rollins, WWE Raw General Manager and Olympic gold medalist Kurt Angle, and the face of Collector’s Edition, John Cena, who comes with playable legends Rob Van Dam, and Batista.

Gallows and Anderson’s Game Entrance

Meanwhile, 2K also released a new video teasing Luke Gallows and Karl Anderson’s game entrance as they're heading toward the ring. Watch the clip below.

Release Date and Editions

The game will be available in Cena (Nuff) Edition that is packed with an exclusive John Cena figure by Mattel and other fun stuff.

Pre-order of Deluxe and Collector’s Edition of the game entitles gamers to a four-day early access on October 13.

"WWE 2K18" is set for an official release worldwide on PS4 and Xbox One on October 17. It will also hit Nintendo Switch later on an unannounced date in Fall 2017.