“A Cover With Only the Name of the Game”- Fans Shocked After Viewing the Unusual Cover Art of WWE 2k23 Featuring ‘John Cena’

Published 01/23/2023, 1:50 PM EST

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WWE 2K series is the prime sports series for any wrestling fans out there. The series has been giving the fans of WWE ample chances to play as their favorite wrestlers from Dwayne Johnson to John Cena. Over that, this series also gives them a chance to play against their friends and with their friends in tag teams.

And ever since its inception, this series has featured numerous popular wrestlers on its cover page. But it appears their latest choice for this game’s cover comes in peace!

2K23 features John Cena on its covers!


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This wrestling game would be released on PlayStation 4 and 5, Xbox series S and X, and PC on March 17, 2023. The latest game would once again give its players an option to play as their favorite wrestlers and wreak havoc in the ring.


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And to celebrate Peacemaker John Cena’s 20th anniversary as a WWE wrestler, 2K has decided to put him on the cover of this latest game. And not just one cover, but he would be featured on covers of all three editions of this upcoming game.

The standard edition would cost $59.99 and would come with the base game. Its cover art would feature John Cena doing his signature move. The Deluxe Edition of the game would cost $99.99 and would feature him with a golden hue.

And the most expensive of them all is Icon Edition, which would cost $119.99 and would feature vibrant paint art of John Cena on it.

What would all editions of WWE 2K23 include?

The Standard edition would only include the game itself. If fans want a cross-gen version, they would have to shed $10 extra.

The Deluxe Edition of WWE 2k23 would include the standard edition of the game, the Bad Bunny Bonus Pack, and a season pass to give players access to all five upcoming DLCs of the game.

The Icon Edition would come with everything available in the Standard edition and Deluxe Edition of the game. It would also contain the Ruthless Aggression Pack. Aside from In-game items, the Icon edition would be available to fans three days earlier than the Standard and Deluxe Editions.

The Fans have a very interesting response to this latest news. Most of the replies though were about that popular John Cena joke.


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So, John Cena has claimed the spotlight in WWE 2k23 this year, which one of these editions would you be buying to celebrate his 20th anniversary as a wrestler?


Written by:

Rohit Sejwal


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Originating from Delhi, Rohit Sejwal is an Esports writer at EssentiallySports who has done MSc in filmmaking. Academics aside, he is an Avid Gamer and has been writing about them every now and then. While RPG games are his forte, Soulsborne games are the ones that he cherishes the most.
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Edited by:

Jito Tenson