Monday morning, WWE Superstar Seth Rollins appeared on ESPN SportsCenter to announce he would be on the cover for the upcoming WWE 2K18 video game.
“It was an honor for me,” Rollins told ESPN of discovering he would be the cover athlete. “You look at some of the previous names who have graced the cover of WWE video games over the years and to be amongst those is truly an honor and I’m humbled by it.”
Seth Rollins’ debuted in 2012 and was first included as a character in the “WWE 2K14” video game.
“That was very surreal to be in the WWE video game,” Rollins said. “Growing up I played WWE Smackdown vs. Raw and all the WWE video games, and I had to do my best to create what I would look like as a grown adult. So to be in the game as a playable character and the way graphics are nowadays, the likeness is almost uncanny. It was very surreal to see myself in the video game and being on the cover this year is going to be even crazier.”
The official release date was revealed when the “Be Like No One” trailer hit the interview shortly after Rollins’ announcement. The game will be available on October 17.
There are three different versions of the game which will be available for pre-order: Standard, Deluxe and Collector’s Edition. While no information has been released on the pre-order details, it is known those who pre-order the Deluxe and Collector’s Editions will get the game four days early (October 13).