The latest weekly update on “WWE 2K18” reveals additional new entrance footages, gorgeous screenshots, and the announcement of wrestling superstars who make it to the official list of the game’s playable roster.

So without further ado, here is a roundup of the hottest news surrounding the highly anticipated release of this year’s iteration of the WWE 2K series this week.

Expansion of NXT roster

Game publisher 2K Games confirmed earlier that “WWE 2K18” will feature the largest playable roster that fans have ever seen in the history of the wrestling simulation franchise.

At the moment, there is total of 129 confirmed characters who will enter the ring in the latest title. This number excludes the alternate versions of characters such as the retro John Cena.

Notably, the biggest change from the past games in relation to its featured characters is the growing expansion of the playable NXT roster in the 2K18. It completely features the Sanity stable including Ember Moon, Roderick Strong, and Bobby Roode, who now officially joins Smackdown Live.

The official list also sees the addition of more cruiserweight wrestlers like TJ Perkins and Cedric Alexander who will both make their debut in this game.

Apparently, 2K Games aims to expand its NXT offerings in this year’s iteration and players will be able to play as AoP, Asuka, Nikki Cross, and others for the first time ever.

Authors of Pain and Paul Ellering’s entrance footage

Moreover, part of this week’s latest reveal is the release of a new entrance footage of Authors of Pain and Paul Ellering. Check out the video below.

The duo’s entrance in this latest footage quite reflects the intimidation factor of the NXT stars Akam and Rezar, with Ellering showing off as a quintessence of an evil old guy a lot better than anybody.

Finn Balor’s entrance footage

Interestingly, fans also get a delightful look at Finn Balor in a more impressive entrance contrary to the past versions of the series. Take a look at his entrance footage below.

ESRB Rating

On its official website, the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) awarded a T rating for “WWE 2K18,” with T standing for Teen.

However, it is noted that there will still be blood in the game and some references to alcohol at the end.

From the look of things, “WWE 2K18” is poised as most life-like wrestling simulation title ever released on Xbox One, PS4, and Nintendo Switch. It will be out in stores on October 17 while the PC version is expected to launch at a later date.