Kurt Angle Announced as WWE 2K18 Pre-Order Bonus Character

2K Sports’ upcoming iteration of the WWE franchise, WWE 2K18, releases in October, and the studio recently revealed the title’s pre-order bonus. During the last couple of years, we have seen Sting, Ultimate Warrior, and even Arnold Schwarzenegger, announced as pre-order bonus characters, and this year we are getting the American Hero himself, Kurt Angle.

Kurt Angle was one of the main figures in the golden era of the WWE universe, and is currently the General Manager of Monday Night RAW. Two versions of Kurt Angle will be made available to the players, his WWE era “American Hero” phase, and his “Wrestling Machine” gimmick during his time with ECW.

I was thrilled to return to WWE earlier this year, be honored as a WWE Hall of Fame inductee and find a new home with the best in the business every Monday night as the Raw General Manager. And now, I get to follow in the footsteps of many incredible names, like Bill Goldberg, Sting, Ultimate Warrior and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and be featured as the WWE 2K18 pre-order character.

2K’s Vice President of Marketing Chris Snyder expressed his happiness over the return of Kurt Angle to the WWE world and its video games.

Kurt Angle has been the most fan-requested Superstar in the WWE 2K franchise for some time now, so it’s a pleasure to celebrate his popularity and incredible career through this year’s WWE 2K18 pre-order offer. His WWE and amateur wrestling achievements are also a perfect fit to help carry the torch for this year’s ‘Be Like No One’ worldwide marketing campaign. There’s no question Kurt succeeds on his own terms in everything he does.

WWE 2K18 releases on October 17 for PS4 and Xbox One.