We're just days away from the release of WWE 2K19. Fans who pre-order the deluxe edition can begin playing this Friday, Oct. 5. Otherwise, the game will be available to everyone on Oct. 9.
In the final part of their blog series, WWE 2K detailed changes made to the ever-expanding creation suite.
The new Custom Superstar randomizer builds a complete character with the press of a button. You can keep tapping as much as you want to see what the game comes up with. The best part is that randomizer selects a unified color theme so that all the attire matches. If you like the attire, but not necessarily the colors, you can just randomize the color theme and keep everything else the same. If you like everything except, say, a glove, you can swap it out for a different one and the new glove will match the color theme. The randomizer isn’t just for the whole character. You can also focus the randomizer on individual details like the face, body, attire, etc. as well.
When creating the perfect character, saving time is key. That’s why for WWE 2K19 we added a mirroring feature. If you create a custom glove, elbow pad, or knee pad for example, you can mirror it over onto the opposite limb instead of having to make it all over again. The item will retain logo placement, color, material – basically everything you’d want.
You’ve probably seen these in YouTube videos by now. You can equip your character with a block body attire that makes them look kind of like a cardboard box person. You can edit the outer box surface pixel by pixel to make a lo-fi version of your favorite WWE Superstar, create old-school pixel characters, or design something completely new.
New Environment Filters
In Create-an-Arena, you now have the option to adjust all sorts of visual filters. Tweak the hue, saturation, and contrast similar to editing a photo for Instagram. Add in some fog to introduce a spooky vibe. Or you can play around with various lighting templates including a single spotlight on the center of the ring. In Create-a-Show, there is a new Cel-Shaded filter to give everything a comic book look.
Custom Side Plates and Money in the Bank Briefcases
You now have an option to create custom side plates to add to real WWE Championships or custom Championships you’ve made. Accurate side plates are tied to WWE Superstars to automatically change out whenever the title changes hands. This works the same way when you create custom side plates and tie them to created Superstars.
Money in the Bank briefcases are now customizable as well. Change the color of the case to whatever you want and add logos to make them your own.
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