2K Games has announced the return of Bill Goldberg in WWE 2K17, the next installment in popular WWE video game franchise. Goldberg will be available only to those players who will pre-order WWE 2K17. According to the details shared in the press release (available with Gamepur), Bill Goldberg will appear in WWE 2K17 through two playable characters representing his WCW and WWE personas.
In addition to this, two playable arenas – WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc will be available as a pre-order bonus of WWE 2K17. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled to launch in October 2016. On this special occasion, Bill Goldberg said:
“After 12 years away from the business, I’m incredibly honored to work with WWE and 2K while following in the footsteps of such greats as Ultimate Warrior, Sting, and Arnold Schwarzenegger. My son was a big part of this coming together, and I can’t wait for him to see his dad kicking ass in a WWE ring through the magic of video games. I encountered the likes of The Rock, Triple H, Brock Lesnar and Ric Flair during my WWE career, and now through WWE 2K17, I’ll be taking on the biggest and baddest Superstars of today – showing them once and for all that I am still ‘Da Man!'”
Bill Goldberg is best known for his unprecedented 173-0 singles competition wins streak in WCW from 1997 to 1998. During his WCW and WWE career, Goldberg held several notable championships, including the WCW World Heavyweight Championship, WWE World Heavyweight Championship, WCW United States Heavyweight Championship and WCW World Tag Team Championship alongside WWE Hall of Famer Bret Hart. In 1998, as a result of his in-ring success and growing popularity, WCW began counting Goldberg’s consecutive wins on television. In addition, his popular catchphrase, “Who’s Next?” quickly caught on with fans and in part defined his career.