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Sting confirmed as WWE 2K15 pre-order bonus

2K offers "two generations" of WCW star to early purchasers

Legendary wrestler Sting will be offered as bonus DLC to those who pre-order WWE 2K15.

2K Sports released a teaser video on its YouTube page announcing that "two generations" of the WCW superstar will be available as a pre-order exclusive.

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Sting joined WWE's rival organisation WCW in 1987 and stayed with the company until 2001, during which time he had two distinct 'gimmicks' - his colourful silver-haired Ultimate Warrior-like persona and his moodier, Crow-inspired character.

He then wrestled with TNA from 2003 until earlier this year when his contract ended.

Earlier this month, 2K Sports revealed the cover image for WWE 2K15, which features John Cena as the star.

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2K Sports is promising a vast overhaul for the 16th game in the WWE series, with developer Visual Concepts (NBA 2K14) taking on a much larger role alongside regular studio Yukes.

This will be the first game fully handled by 2K: when the studio took over the license from THQ, WWE 2K14 was already partly in development.

WWE 2K15 will incorporate Visual Concepts' scanning technique currently used in the NBA 2K series, with stars who look "leaps and bounds closer to their real-life counterparts". 2K has already scanned 90 per cent of the game's roster, with massive upgrades reported for hair, skin, faces and ring gear.

Other improvements include the use of a new motion-capture studio that will result in five times the number of existing animations, and a new cut-off date for content set months later than in previous games, ensuring the roster and content will be more up-to-date with WWE TV programming when the game is released.

Finally, commentary is said to have been greatly improved, with Jerry 'The King' Lawler and Michael Cole recording their lines together for the first time in the series' history, meaning interactions and conversations will sound more realistic.

WWE 2K15 will release for PS3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One on October 28 in the US and October 31 in Europe, marking the series' first appearance on new-gen consoles.

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