WWE 2K Battlegrounds listed for Switch, Stadia, and more by ESRB

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WWE 2K Battlegrounds was surprise-announced just the other day by 2K Games and developer Saber Interactive. Only the briefest, goofiest teaser trailer for the game was revealed at the time, and it did not include any details about platforms. However, an ESRB listing has emerged for the game that lists it for every single current platform: Windows PC, PlayStation 4, Google Stadia, Nintendo Switch, and Xbox One. The game is rated T for Teen because of cartoon violence and mild suggestive themes, and it will include in-game purchases. Here is what the ESRB has to say about WWE 2K Battlegrounds:

This is an arcade-style fighting game in which players engage in wrestling matches using custom characters and WWE Superstars. Characters punch, kick, and throw each other during matches; players can also attack opponents by using chairs, poles, alligators, exploding barrels, and falling cars. Wrestlers react to damage by crying out in pain, and/or writhing on the floor. Matches are depicted in a somewhat exaggerated cartoon style—highlighted by impact sounds, slow-motion effects, and occasional explosions. In one sequence, wrestlers climb and are shocked by an electrified cage while grabbing bags of cash. Some female wrestlers wear outfits that expose moderate amounts of cleavage and/or buttocks; characters can perform taunt actions that are somewhat suggestive (e.g., a hula-styled circular dance).
I hope you’re as horrified by the inclusion of “moderate amounts of cleavage and/or buttocks” in WWE 2K Battlegrounds as I am! Jokes aside, the game sounds like it could be a lot of silly fun. We thank eaglest of eagle-eyed YouTubers, Doctre81, for first spotting this, and we’ve included his video on the subject as a courtesy.

Are you excited to see Saber Interactive and 2K Games’ title apparently coming to Nintendo Switch? Are you surprised to see it coming to Google’s prolonged April Fool’s Day joke that is Stadia? Let us know!


John Friscia
Head Copy Editor for Enthusiast Gaming, Managing Editor at The Escapist. I'm a writer who loves Super Nintendo and Japanese role-playing games to an impractical degree. I really miss living in South Korea. And I'm developing the game Boss Saga!