WWE® 2K19 Cover Superstar AJ Styles Issues International Challenge for Potential One Million Dollar Payday
“The Phenomenal One” announces the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, with one contest winner to compete against Styles in the game, and if victorious, win the sizable cash prize
Early Access initiative returns, inviting fans to purchase the WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition or WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition and receive the game four days prior to worldwide release
SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – June 19, 2018 – 2K has announced AJ Styles® as the cover Superstar for WWE® 2K19, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. An unparalleled in-ring competitor and distinguished personality recognized globally for his accomplishments spanning nearly two decades, “The Phenomenal One” – also a massive video game enthusiast – will usher in WWE 2K19’s worldwide marketing campaign of “Never Say Never” while inviting fans to learn more about the video game. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, the Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC.
2K also disclosed initial plans for the groundbreaking WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge*. In a call to action issued by Styles today, eligible entrants can participate in the international contest* via PS4™ system and Xbox One in four steps:
- Beat a to-be-announced new mode in the game;
- Submit a winning promotional video that shows why you will beat AJ Styles in WWE 2K19;
- Make it to the semifinal round of competition and beat the other three semifinalists in WWE 2K19;
- As the finalist, compete one-on-one in WWE 2K19 against AJ Styles – and defeat him – to win one million dollars.
Additional details surrounding the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge are available at wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge/rules, with further announcements to come later this year.
“As a hardcore gamer and ambassador of everything it means to ‘Never Say Never’ in both my professional and personal life, it is a dream come true to be selected as the WWE 2K19 cover Superstar,” said AJ Styles. “From Seth Rollins® last year to Dwayne “The Rock®” Johnson, John Cena®, Stone Cold Steve Austin® and Brock Lesnar®, I am honored to join this incredible list of past WWE 2K cover Superstars and put my own unique stamp on the franchise. Get ready to join me in the virtual ring, because WWE 2K19 and the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge will be nothing short of phenomenal!”
“With AJ Styles at the helm, we’re putting ‘Never Say Never’ to the ultimate test with WWE 2K19 and the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing for 2K. “Each year, we work to deliver the best in WWE product authenticity, gameplay, modes, customization and creative control, and this year will be no different for our passionate worldwide fan base. Buckle in and get ready, as we have some big surprises in store this year!”
In addition, 2K has announced details 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 winter);
- Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (details announced this winter);
- Access to WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this winter).
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 winter;
- Access to WWE 2K19 pre-order bonus digital content (details announced this winter);
- Access to WWE 2K19 Collector’s Edition digital content (details announced this winter)
- Premium packaging;
- Exclusive and rare physical collectibles;
- Limited Edition WWE® SuperCard content.
*Only available at select retailers in Australia while stocks last. Not available in New Zealand
About WWE 2K19
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K19 is not yet rated by the Australian ratings Board. 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.
About the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge*
Open to legal residents of the 50 United States & D.C. (excluding AZ, CT, MD, and ND), Australia, Belgium, Canada (excluding Quebec), France, Germany, Great Britain, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, Spain & Switzerland, who are at least 18 years of age and the age of majority in their state/country/province of residence. WWE 2K19 game and Internet connection are required. Game must be played on Xbox One or PlayStation 4. Void in AZ, CT, MD, ND, Quebec and where prohibited. Entry begins 12:00:01 AM Eastern Time on October 9, 2018 and ends at 11:59:59 PM Eastern Time on January 31, 2019. Subject to the Official Rules, which will be posted at wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge/rules. Sponsored by 2K Games, Inc. (“2K”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., 10 Hamilton Landing, Novato, CA 94949, USA. Grand Prize Tournament is expected to take place in NYC on or about April 7, 2019, result will be announced same day. THE ONE MILLION DOLLAR GRAND PRIZE (MINUS APPLICABLE TAXES) WILL ONLY BE AWARDED IF, AND ONLY IF, THE CONTEST WINNER BEATS AJ STYLES IN THE GRAND PRIZE TOURNAMENT IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE OFFICIAL RULES.
For more information on the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, please visit wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge.
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