WWE® Superstars Hand-Pick the Hits as WWE® 2K19 Executive Soundtrack Producers; Now Streaming on Apple Music
Exclusive commentary available on UpUpDownDown™ featuring WWE Superstars The New Day® and Elias™ alongside hip-hop powerhouse Wale
New York, NY – September 18, 2018 – 2K today announced in-game soundtrack details for WWE® 2K19, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. The soundtrack was exclusively revealed yesterday by WWE Superstars The New Day® and Elias™ – along with global hip-hop magnate and WWE superfan Wale on UpUpDownDown™, WWE Superstar Xavier Woods®’ preeminent gaming YouTube channel. Executive produced and personally curated by several WWE Superstars as a special gift to the WWE Universe, WWE 2K19’s soundtrack features 12 unique songs across hip-hop, hard rock, heavy metal and alternative/indie rock that represent many of the Superstars’ favorites when preparing for a match, on the road, in the gym or relaxing at home. In addition, Apple Music will serve as the premier streaming provider for the WWE 2K19 in-game soundtrack, with the collection of hand-picked Superstar hits available now for streaming at apple.co/wwe2k19.
The WWE 2K19 in-game soundtrack will include the following artists and songs – as selected by WWE Superstars:
- AWOLNATION – “Passion”;
- Selected by WWE Superstar Daniel Bryan®;
- Bullet for My Valentine – “Skin”;
- Selected by WWE Superstar The Miz®;
- Eminem – “Survival”;
- Selected by WWE 2K19 cover Superstar AJ Styles™;
- Fall Out Boy – “Champion”;
- Selected by WWE Superstar Alexa Bliss®;
- Metallica – “Spit Out the Bone”;
- Selected by WWE Superstar Triple H®;
- Migos – “Work Hard”;
- Selected by WWE Superstar Samoa Joe™;
- Offset and Metro Boomin – “Ric Flair Drip”;
- Selected by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair® and WWE Superstar Charlotte Flair®;
- Post Malone feat. 21 Savage – “rockstar";
- Selected by WWE Superstar Elias;
- Rancid – “The 11th Hour”;
- Selected by WWE Superstar Sami Zayn®;
- Shinedown – “DEVIL”;
- Selected by WWE Superstar Baron Corbin®;
- Slipknot – “Override”;
- Selected by WWE Superstar Seth Rollins®;
- Wale – “Ungrateful & Thankful”;
- Selected by WWE Superstars The New Day.
“The synergy between WWE, music, entertainment and the WWE Universe is a very powerful one, and our ability to be part of that equation is very meaningful to us,” said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing for 2K. “Working with the WWE Superstars on their selections, as well as having the involvement of a true WWE enthusiast and artist of Wale’s caliber and popularity, adds an important layer of authenticity and reliability to everything we have to offer through WWE 2K19 this year.”
“It was such a great experience partnering with the WWE 2K team to show my support for their new release. Video games and WWE are both such a big part of my daily life, so this was the perfect fit for me,” said Wale. “I can’t wait for everyone to hear “Ungrateful & Thankful” on the WWE 2K19 soundtrack and shout out to my good friends in The New Day for making it their selection.”
“The WWE 2K soundtracks have featured some incredible executive producers in recent years, including Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs a.k.a. Puff Daddy and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson,” said Neil Lawi, Senior Vice President and General Manager, WWE Music Group. “With music very much at the heart and soul of our business, empowering our WWE Superstars to share some of their favorite songs for WWE 2K19 is a unique way for us to further connect with our global audience.”
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K19 is rated “T” for Teen by the ESRB. WWE 2K19 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on October 9, 2018 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One family of devices including the Xbox One X and Windows PC. Players who purchase the WWE 2K19 Wooooo! Edition at participating retailers will receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses beginning four days early on October 5, 2018 for the PS4™ system and Xbox One. In addition, players who purchase the WWE 2K19 Deluxe Edition, available in both physical and digital varieties at participating retailers, will also receive Early Access to their game copies and in-game bonuses – including all Wooooo! Edition digital content – beginning four days early on October 5, 2018 for the PS4™ system, Xbox One and Windows PC. For more information on WWE 2K19 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtags #WWE2K19 and #NeverSayNever or subscribe on YouTube. For more information on the WWE 2K19 Million Dollar Challenge, please visit wwe.2k.com/milliondollarchallenge/rules.
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