A new ad for WWE 2K18 aired during No Mercy on Sunday night and Matt Hardy highlighted something you might have missed.
The newest installment of WWE 2K is only a few weeks away from being released. On Oct. 17, 2017, or Oct. 13, 2017, if you get the deluxe edition, WWE 2K18 will hit stores and it promises to be the most improved pro wrestling game we've seen in years. Sharper visuals, better gameplay, a bigger roster than ever, plus the return of eight-person matches to WWE gaming.
Despite WWE 2K18 boasting a bigger roster than any other professional wrestling game that preceded it, there were plenty of eyebrows raised at some Superstars who were missing. For the first time in a long while Mr. McMahon was not announced as a playable character, only for the boss to be announced as being available in-game shortly after. The most frustrating omission, however, was that of The Hardy Boyz.
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Matt and Jeff have been back with the company since WrestleMania 33, so it seems absurd that they couldn't be included on the game's extensive list of playable characters. Well, it seems we may have jumped the gun a little. During the ad for the game that aired during No Mercy, Matt Hardy was briefly shown standing behind a television set with his brother Jeff on the screen. It was a very quick cameo so you may have missed it, but Matt made sure those who did were made aware of it by tweeting a screenshot of his and his brother's appearance shortly after.
The Hardy Boyz are certainly no strangers to being featured in WWE video games, appearing on releases as far back as the year 2000. It's obviously been a while since they last graced a game though, and if they are going to be added to the roster of WWE 2K18, it will be the first time they have done so since 2K took over the WWE gaming franchise from THQ.
It's hard to imagine that Matt and Jeff Hardy won't be included in the game now that they have been prominently featured in a commercial for it. With only a few weeks until its release, however, it's unlikely that the veteran tag team will have made the final cut. The most likely scenario is that The Hardy Boyz will be an added extra and that in the months that follow WWE 2K18's release you will be able to download them as additional content.