Due to the odd release window chosen for the Nintendo Switch, some third-party games have been announced but unable to release when their counter parts did on other consoles. One such game that was announced but afterwards was never mentioned again was WWE 2K18.
— WWE 2K18 (@WWEgames) December 4, 2017
Many feared the worse, that it was cancelled, but they hung onto hope with its late 2018 release window. On December 4th, the official WWE 2K twitter account did something completely unexpected and not only announced the release date, which was in two days for a December 6th release date, but they also dropped some gameplay.
Some online retailors seem to be holding on to the old “leaked” release date of December 12th but the eshop will have the game available on the 6th and some retailers are honoring the announced release date, such as Walmart.
There is only one physical version available for $59.99, the standard edition, but two will be available digitally: the already mentioned standard and a digital deluxe version for $89.99.
Preordering either version will grant you two playable versions of Olympic Gold Medalist Kurt Angle, while the deluxe addition will include the base game and the WWE 2K18 Season Pass, the MyPlayer Kick Start, Accelerator content, and the Cena (Nuff) bonuses.
The Switch version is said to be identical to the others, with some graphical disparities, but will lack the new 8 man tag mode that launched this year. Make sure you pick the game up, if you’re a wrestling fan, and play as both past and present wrestlers on the go, table top mode, and/or on your television.
You will need an SD card as there is a 24GB download required for the game and an additional 1GB download on the internal memory, so keep that in mind if you plan on picking up the Switch version.