video games have cover contests, but 2K Sports is taking an extra step towards
involving the community in creating an alternate cover for the upcoming WWE 2K14
The Rock, per Stephanie McMahon's
Twitter account, has been announced as the official cover athlete for the game
due to release on Oct. 29, per WWE.com.
But the contest provides aspiring
artists/wrestling fans an opportunity to create a second cover that will appear
inside the packaging of the game, per 2K Sports.
Those who are interested in
participating can click here to download the assets needed to create their
Contestant's creations can be
based on one of 41 different Superstars or Divas. The choices range from mega
stars like The Rock, Ryback, John Cena, A.J. Lee, CM Punk, Dolph Ziggler
After the artist/fan has created
their cover, the final step of the process is to tweet a link to their image
with a hashtag of #WWE2K14Cover.
The design that is chosen as the
best will appear as an alternate art cover in the game.
Community-made alternate covers
are nothing new to the world of sports video games, but this is perhaps the
first time a publisher has officially allowed gamers to have their work seen in
the actual game.
There are tons of creative and
passionate WWE fans, so seeing the creations will be a blast.
There will likely be a ton of Ziggler,
Punk and Daniel Bryan submissions considering their enormous popularity at the
moment. Fans looking to pay homage to the legends of the WWE may elect to
choose The Undertaker, Triple H or Kane for the theme of their creations.
Those that are interested need to
get to work—the deadline for the contest is midnight ET on July 23.