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Goldberg announced as WWE 2K17 pre-order bonus character

2K Games has announced that the upcoming WWE 2K17 will come with two playable versions of the iconic Goldberg.

The WWE and WCW legend will be available immediately upon the game’s launch for those who pre-order.

A press release from 2K Games states: “Best known for his unprecedented 173-0 singles competition win streak in WCW from 1997 to 1998, Goldberg will appear in WWE 2K17 through two playable characters representing his WCW and WWE personas.

“The playable characters, along with two playable arenas – WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc – will be available on launch day for those who pre-order the game.”

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Bill Goldberg retired from WWE in 2004 and appeared in several films and TV shows following his retirement.

In a statement, the former wrestler said: “After 12 years away from the business, I’m incredibly honoured to work with WWE and 2K while following in the footsteps of such greats as Ultimate Warrior, Sting and Arnold Schwarzenegger.

“My son was a big part of this coming together, and I can’t wait for him to see his dad kicking ass in a WWE ring through the magic of video games.

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“I encountered the likes of The Rock, Triple H, Brock Lesnar and Ric Flair during my WWE career, and now through WWE 2K17, I’ll be taking on the biggest and baddest Superstars of today – showing them once and for all that I am still ‘Da Man!’”

There’s been no word on a specific release date for WWE 2K17 as yet, but the game is scheduled for an October launch on PS4, PS3, Xbox One, and Xbox 360.

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