WWE 2K18's Cover Star is Seth Rollins, Release Date Set for October

WWE Superstar Seth Rollins is set to make a "big announcement" on ESPN's SportsCenter on Monday.

On top of that, Rollins is the first active regular main event wrestler to be named the cover athlete in several years. Goldberg was the special pre-order character for the game, while Lesnar was the cover star.

WWE has been releasing more and more viral nuggets via social media regarding the game using #ThisMonday, which was in reference to the announcement. He then destroys the items, which Rollins said is to signify that he's putting his own spin on WWE history. WWE 2K18 is now scheduled for worldwide release on October 17, 2017 for the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system and Xbox One. Dating back to WWE 2K14, Seth Rollins is the youngest cover star in the series by at least five years, and the last two titles were headlined by a part-time employee just shy of 40 and a former legend who is far removed from most of WWE's programming outside of regular podcast appearances. Previous cover stars like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, Stone Cold Steve Austin, Brock Lesnar and John Cena have all either retired from wrestling altogether or are just part-time stars. "I am the future, and the future can't be stopped".

"Each year, the WWE 2K franchise emerges with a unique identity, impeccable authenticity, an incredible roster and the freedom for players to customize and control the virtual WWE world through its extensive offerings", said Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K.

WWE 2K17 will be launching on 17th October 2017 for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 with a standard, Deluxe and Collector's Edition to choose from. Full details surrounding WWE 2K18 premium product offerings and their scheduled release dates are coming soon.