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2K announce exciting deal with The Rock for WWE 2K18

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WWE 2K18 will be available for fans on October 17, but GiveMeSport was lucky enough to get our paws on the game in New York on Friday at 2K's SummerSlam kickoff event.

The graphics and the smooth gameplay are predictably awesome, but some areas of the game - like the career mode - are yet to be showcased.

However, it was also revealed that WWE legend The Rock, aka Hollywood superstar Dwayne Johnson, has executive produced and personally created the soundtrack for the game.

It will feature 11 unique songs that represent many of Johnson’s favorite artists and music genres, including hip-hop, classic rock, hard rock, blues, R&B and soul.

Also, Apple Music will serve as the premier streaming provider for the WWE 2K18 in-game soundtrack.

If you want an insight into the music that The Rock loves, feast your eyes on the 11 tracks he has chosen below:

• Blues Brothers – “Soul Man”;
• Boston – “Smokin’”;
• Bruno Mars – “Runaway Baby”;
• Disturbed – “Down With The Sickness”;
• Eazy-E – “Boyz-N-The-Hood”;
• George Thorogood & The Destroyers – “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”;
• Joe Walsh – “Rocky Mountain Way”;
• Kanye West – “Black Skinhead”;
• Kid Rock – “You Never Met a White Boy Quite Like Me”;
• ¡MAYDAY! (feat. Tech N9ne) – “Last One Standing”;
• Tech N9ne (feat. Krizz Kaliko, Serj Tankian) – “Straight Out The Gate”.

Neil Lawi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of WWE Music Group, was thrilled to secure Johnson on the project.

“Working with Dwayne is always a creative and inspirational experience, and we are thrilled to partner with him on this year’s WWE 2K18 soundtrack, and bring his diverse selection to our fans around the world.”

Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K, elaborated on the companies commitment to the music: “For the past few years, we have presented music as an integral part of both WWE and WWE 2K culture by aligning with several big names in music and entertainment, from Sean Combs a.k.a. Puff Daddy for WWE 2K17 to our WWE Superstar John Cena and Wiz Khalifa collaboration for WWE 2K15."

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“The opportunity to work with an individual as accomplished, down-to-earth and respected as Dwayne – our inaugural WWE 2K cover Superstar for WWE 2K14 – significantly complements the gameplay content and overall experience we look to deliver every year.”

2K appears to be going all out to improve the game in all areas and more exciting news is sure to follow as the release date draws closer.

WWE 2K18 promises to bring you closer to the ring than ever with hard-hitting action, stunning graphics, new game modes and much more! Scheduled for worldwide release on October 17, 2017 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One, as well as in Autumn 2017 for Nintendo Switch™, pre-order your copy today from Amazon.co.uk

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