Hall of Famer Steve Austin Graces ‘WWE 2K16’ Videogame Cover
July 6, 2015 - WWE
“Stone Cold” Steve Austin’s bottom line has him during a tip of a latest WWE videogame.
Austin was named Monday as a cover luminary — and he will step inside a practical ring as a playable impression — for a WWE 2K16 videogame that is set for an Oct. 27 release.
Austin strikes a classical poise for a cover, with his fists clenched and arms lifted as potion shards fly around him.
Austin, a foul-mouthed anti-hero who ushered in WWE’s “Attitude Era,” warranted a cover curtsy over some of today’s renouned stars notwithstanding final wrestling in 2003.
“I consider it speaks to a impact my career had on a business,” Austin said. “It was a covenant to a times when a business was as prohibited as it’s ever been. we got a possibility to lead that assign and all these years later, it comes behind around.”
Austin simply became WWE’s biggest in-ring star in a 22-year story of a company’s flagship “Raw” show, and headlined cards opposite rivals like The Rock, Mr. McMahon and Shawn Michaels. His Austin 3:16 shirt was one of a biggest sell sellers in WWE history.
“Not usually will Austin beauty a video game’s cover, though he’s concerned in moulding a artistic direction. Through his countless contributions, inclusion on a largest register in authorization story and a game’s to-be-announced features, WWE 2K16 is certain to put everybody on notice,” pronounced Chris Snyder, clamp boss of selling during 2K.
Austin has remained in a spotlight given his final compare with a accumulation of projects. He has hosted 4 seasons of “Redneck Island” on CMT. He also serves as a horde of “Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Challenge,” that is now in prolongation for a third deteriorate on CMT.
Austin also hosted a WWE existence uncover “Tough Enough” and hosts “Stone Cold Podcast, Live.”
Austin caused a stir on his latest WWE Network podcast when he teased a intensity WrestleMania compare with former UFC and WWE champion Brock Lesnar. Austin pronounced a dream compare was only hype to get fans talking. Stone Cold’s black boots, black trunks and black vest will sojourn in storage.
He hasn’t wrestled a compare given he mislaid to The Rock during WrestleMania in 2003. The 50-year-old Austin’s career was cut brief with a accumulation of neck and knee injuries.
“I consider I’ve left all that I’ve got in a ring,” he said. “There’s no reason to go behind in a ring and infer anything. we had to float off into a nightfall a small bit progressing than I’d have liked. But that final compare we had during WrestleMania with The Rock was my final match.”
Austin, who was not scheduled to attend a central cover proclamation on Monday’s “Raw,” isn’t most of a gamer.
But his career can go on in a WWE video diversion authorization that boasts some-more than 120 playable characters. Austin listed dream matches opposite Hulk Hogan, John Cena, CM Punk and Andre a Giant and would have desired to face Sting when both were categorical eventers.
Hogan, Cena and Sting are mill cold thatch to be named to a video diversion register after this year. 2K announced WWE universe heavyweight champion Seth Rollins, Daniel Bryan, Dean Ambrose, Wade “Bad News” Barrett, Paige, Finn Balor and Austin as a initial wrestlers in a game.
Fans also can use a game’s origination apartment to make playable characters or go online to village creations and find and download characters finished by other gamers. It’s probable to have an in-game anticipation matchup between flattering most any stars in WWE history.
WWE 2K16 will be accessible on Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS4 and PS3 systems.
“I suspicion it was substantially one of a coolest things I’ve done,” Austin said. “Any time Stone Cold does something, it brings a small opinion and swagger. And that’s a bottom line, since we pronounced so.”