2K has announced that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will be the WWE 2K18 Executive Producer. The actor and professional wrestler will curate the game’s 11-song soundtrack, which is currently streaming on Apple Music. Highlights include Kanye West’s “Black Skinhead,” Boston’s “Smokin’,” and “Boyz-N-The-Hood” by Eazy-E.
“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,” said 2K Vice President of Marketing Chris Snyder. “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.”
Check out the confirmed tracklist 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”
“Over the years we have collaborated with some of the world’s most popular artists, including Florida Georgia Line, Metallica, The Weeknd and Diddy to name a few, but partnering with one of our own is always special,” said WWE Music Group Senior Vice President and General Manager Neil Lawi. “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.”
WWE 2K18 releases on October 17 for PS4 and Xbox One (the Nintendo Switch version arrives in fall 2017). Pre-ordering gets you early access on October 13, and there’s a Collector’s Edition celebrating John Cena’s career. 47 characters were confirmed for the roster yesterday.