2K Announces John Cena, Sasha Banks and Ultimate Warrior for WWE 2K17; Exclusive E3 Artwork Unveiled
2K today confirmed WWE Superstars John Cena and Sasha Banks, as well as WWE Hall of Famer Ultimate Warrior, as the next three roster members in WWE 2K17, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise.
Throughout E3 2016, 2K partnered with WWE portrait artist Rob Schamberger to reveal the three roster additions at the Company’s South Hall booth by painting them on a sizable canvas in a live setting. E3 attendees checked in throughout the show, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, to see if their favorite WWE Superstars and Legends officially joined what’s expected to be a substantial WWE 2K17 playable roster.
About Rob Schamberger
A Kansas City native, Schamberger’s portraits of WWE Superstars – both past and present – have made him a sought after staple in the WWE Universe. His unique artwork has raised money for several charities, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and is available for sale to the public through WWE Auction (originals) and WWE Shop (shirts and prints). Schamberger is often seen painting live at various WWE events, including WrestleMania® Axxess, SummerSlam® and Monday Night Raw, as well as through the popular WWE weekly painting series on YouTube, Canvas 2 Canvas. In addition, his art has seen display at several national museums and galleries, adorns the walls of many WWE Superstar homes and can be found in the hallways of WWE’s Stamford, Conn. headquarters.
About WWE 2K17
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is not yet rated by PEGI. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 in October 2016. Consumers who pre-order WWE 2K17 at any participating retailer will receive two playable characters of legendary WCW® and WWE star Bill Goldberg, well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, at no extra cost on launch day. For more information on WWE 2K17 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K17 or subscribe on YouTube.
Download photos of Schamberger’s original painting from E3 2016, featuring John Cena, Sasha Banks and Ultimate Warrior, at the following location:
To download additional WWE 2K17 assets, please visit the 2K Press Hub.