Dataminers have discovered an unexpected find while scouring through the early access version of the next installment. VGC reports that miners have been putting effort into finding exclusive attires in the game’s MyFaction mode which features skins not available in other modes. Along the way, they have discovered an action-figure version of the 16-time world champion, and there are already videos being posted online showing it in action.
Mattel John Cena Action Figure in Action #WWE2K23 pic.twitter.com/apox443Qvx— Joe Mashups (@JoeMashups) March 16, 2023
It is said this action figure version exactly matches that of the licensed Mattel WWE action figure and it is believed there could be a joint marketing campaign featuring an unlock (Locker) code in a simultaneous future release. The figure’s limbs are even articulated with a plastic look and static facial expression that further mimics the toy. VGC has said that while dataminers have discovered the alternate attire they have not been able to extract it to use in other modes. WWE 2K23 launched for PC and consoles on March 16 with prices ranging from $59.99 for the base game up to $119.99 for the “Icon Edition”.
Game description (via Steam):
“Expanded features, gorgeous graphics, and the ultimate WWE experience. Hit the ring with a deep roster of WWE Superstars and Legends including Roman Reigns, “American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes, Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, “Stone Cold” Steve Austin and more!
2K SHOWCASE: INTERACTIVE SPORTS DOCUMENTARY
Play through the key moments and toughest opponents of John Cena’s storied 20-year WWE career. And in a franchise-first, take on the role of each marquee opponent – some of WWE’s greatest of all time – as you aim to take down Mr. Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect.
This fan-favorite action-packed WarGames makes its debut in WWE 2K23 and delivers heart-pounding 3v3 and 4v4 multiplayer mayhem inside two side-by-side rings, surrounded by a double-steel cage!
YOUR SHOW, YOUR CHOICES
With MyGM, take the reins of a weekly show and compete against rival general managers for brand supremacy. Now featuring more GMs to choose from, additional show options, multiple seasons, expanded match cards, and more match types for up to 4 players.
YOU HOLD ALL THE CARDS
Collect and upgrade cards of WWE Superstars and Legends to build the ultimate faction and compete for global dominance in MyFACTION, now featuring online multiplayer!
DEFINE YOUR FUTURE IN MyRISE
Walk through the curtains for your WWE debut and shape your career as a WWE Superstar with the decisions you make along the way through distinct storylines – The Lock and The Legacy.
THE UNIVERSE IS ALL YOURS
WWE Universe Mode is the ultimate sandbox that puts you in charge of WWE, from Superstar rosters, feuds, champions, weekly shows, and more!“