The Deadman Cometh: WWE® 2K14 "Phenom Edition" to Feature Iconic WWE Superstar Undertaker®
The Deadman Cometh: WWE®2K14 "Phenom Edition" to FeatureIconic WWE Superstar Undertaker®
Collector's Offering Set to Deliver Exclusive in-Game Content, Collectible Autographed Item, Video Content and Unique Packaging
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 2K today announced that enigmatic WWE Superstar Undertaker® will be featured through the "Phenom Edition" of WWE® 2K14, the forthcoming release in the WWE flagship video game franchise. Available for the Xbox 360® games and entertainment system from Microsoft and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system, while supplies last, the WWE 2K14 "Phenom Edition"is scheduled to include the following items:
2K today announced that enigmatic WWE Superstar Undertaker® will be featured through the "Phenom Edition" of WWE® 2K14, the forthcoming release in the WWE flagship video game franchise. (Photo: Business Wire)
- Exclusive tin coffin box;
- Exclusive collectible art card personally autographed by Undertaker;
- Exclusive Undertaker playable character: "American Badass";
- Exclusive Undertaker-themed controller skin;
- "WWE Undertaker - The Streak": Disc #1 (on Blu-Ray/DVD);
- Access to WWE 2K14 global pre-order offer: Ultimate Warrior playable character;
- Copy of WWE 2K14 video game.
"The Deadman. The Lord of Darkness. The American Badass. The Phenom. In every aspect of his career, Undertaker has commanded the admiration and respect of WWE fans and newcomers alike for more than two decades," said Chris Snyder, Senior Director of Marketing at 2K. "His unequivocal legacy will be fully realized in the WWE 2K14 'Phenom Edition'and is a must-have item for any collector."
With captivating ring entrances and looming, omnipresent appeal, Undertaker is WWE's longest-tenured current Superstar and holder of several WWE titles throughout his storied 20-year career. He is best known for his unrivaled winning streak at WrestleMania®, WWE's biggest event of the year, where he boasts a 21-0 record. Whether he took on Hulk Hogan and Ultimate Warrior early in his career, aligned in tag team competition with his brother Kane®, delivered career-defining matches against WWE Superstar Triple H® and WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels® or squared off against his most recent WrestleMania opponent CM Punk®, Undertaker is responsible for some of WWE's most prolific and memorable moments.
Become Immortal - 2K's lineup of premier sports simulation titles expands with the Company's upcoming release in the renowned WWE video game franchise, WWE 2K14. Developed by Yukes for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 system, WWE 2K14is positioned to be the most electrifying, authentic and comprehensive WWE video game experience to date. WWE 2K14is not yet rated by the ESRB. Fans who pre-order WWE 2K14will receive Ultimate Warrior at no extra cost on launch day on October 29, 2013, in North America and November 1, 2013, internationally.
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