When 2K announced that WWE2K18 would be landing on Nintendo Switch, wrestling fans were delighted at the presented information. For all intents and purposes, it looked like fans would be getting an almost like-for-like edition of the game. Now though it seems 2K has quietly moved the goal posts – removing one of the key new features that make this year’s game so interesting.
2K have rather slyly updated their original press page with the news – informing gamers that one of this year’s biggest features will be locked out of the Nintendo Switch version (You have to scroll all the way to the bottom to see it);
*UPDATE: The Nintendo Switch version of WWE 2K18 will support 6 characters onscreen at once.
Making this all the more awkward is the fact that the Nintendo website currently states that the Switch version of the game would be coming with this feature;
As does the WWE.com article announcing the version;
“This includes matches featuring up to eight Superstars, a more expansive backstage area, new weight detection and grapple carry systems and much more.”
It’s a disappointing turn of events as the initial excitement centered around the Nintendo Switch version of WWE2K18 being similar in most departments to its PlayStation 4 and Xbox One cousins. By not being straight forward, there’s a sense that 2K are trying to hide this news under the current blanket coverage of the Xbox One and PlayStation 4 versions.
I don’t even think there would have been much backlash to this if they’d been straight forward to the news – but given how the initial trailer and press releases are so out of date (and don’t appear to be amended) it’s misleading to a degree. I personally know of a few people who are planning to buy this version of the game based on the wrong information.
Currently, the company is showcasing these during SummerSlam weekend – and it looks amazing. But as someone who was genuinely interested in the Nintendo Switch version of the game, it makes me wonder what else will be missing in action from this version of the game.
We’ve contacted 2K for more information. We’ll be covering WWE2K18.
Does this news disappoint you?