Second WWE 2K19 Bonus Superstar Revealed?, Rey Mysterio On His WWE Game Return, Full Announcement

As noted, Rey Mysterio will make his return to WWE video games with WWE 2K19, which hits stores in October. Rey has been announced as the pre-order bonus.

It's being reported that the other pre-order bonus Superstar to be announced will be Ronda Rousey.

2K issued the following announcement today with comments from Mysterio and updated details on the special editions of the game:

From the 619: Former WWE Champion Rey Mysterio to Make Virtual Return as WWE® 2K19 Pre-Order Bonus Character

Revolutionary high-flyer and globally beloved legend announced as the first of two playable pre-order characters in upcoming edition of flagship WWE video game franchise

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--2K today announced that former WWE Champion, Rey Mysterio, will return to virtual WWE action for the first time in four years through WWE® 2K19, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. The revolutionary luchador and "Master of the 619" who routinely overcame insurmountable odds and established himself as one of the most popular Superstars in WWE history will appear in WWE 2K19 as a playable character wearing ring gear reflective of his surprise appearance in the 2018 Royal Rumble. Mysterio, alongside a second playable character to be announced by 2K in the coming weeks, will be available as bonus content for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018, with Early Axxess players receiving their copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on October 5, 2018.

"Since my WWE debut in 2002, 'Never Say Never' the WWE 2K19 campaign theme has been a big part of my career," said Mysterio. "It is an honor to join the likes of Kurt Angle, Goldberg, Sting, Ultimate Warrior and Arnold Schwarzenegger as one of two WWE 2K19 pre-order playable characters."

"As one of the most popular WWE Superstars of all time, as well as one of the most frequently requested in the WWE 2K franchise, we're thrilled to celebrate Rey Mysterio's career by bringing him back as part of the WWE 2K19 pre-order offer," said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K. "His embodiment of 'Never Say Never' throughout his career also makes him an incredible fit to share his story as part of our global marketing campaign."

Through the announcement of Rey Mysterio as the first of two pre-order playable characters, 2K updated details today surrounding WWE 2K19 premium product offerings and their scheduled release dates:

About the WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition

Players who purchase the WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, available in both physical and digital varieties at participating retailers, will receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, October 5, 2018 for the PS4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC. The WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition includes the following items:

* Copy of WWE 2K19 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
* Access to WWE 2K19 Season Pass digital content (details announced this summer);
* Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (playable Rey Mysterio "Royal Rumble 2018" character and to-be-announced playable character);
* Access to WWE 2K19 Collector's Edition digital content (details announced this summer).

About the WWE 2K19 Collector's Edition

Players who purchase the WWE 2K19 Collector's Edition at participating retailers will also receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on Friday, October 5, 2018 for the PS4 system and Xbox One. The WWE 2K19 Collector's Edition includes the following items:

* Copy of WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, which includes the following items:
* Copy of WWE 2K19 video game with Deluxe Edition packaging;
* Access to WWE 2K19 Season Pass digital content (details announced this summer);
* Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (playable Rey Mysterio "Royal Rumble 2018" character and to-be-announced playable character);
* Access to WWE 2K19 Collector's Edition digital content (details announced this summer);
* Premium packaging;
* Exclusive and rare physical collectibles;
* Limited Edition WWE® SuperCard content.

Developed collaboratively by Yuke's and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K19 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018 for the PS4 system, Xbox One and Windows PC. For more information on WWE 2K19 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #WWE2K19 and #NeverSayNever or subscribe on YouTube. For more information on the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, please visit wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge.

2K is a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: TTWO).

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