John Cena is many things. He’s a pretty great wrestler, whether you like him or not. He’s a fabulous role model. He’s not a very good hip hop artist. Two outta three ain’t bad, right? In WWE 2K15, you can experience Cena in all his glory – he wrestles, he says inspiring things, and he collaborates with Wiz Khalifa on the soundtrack.
2K actually handed the curator job over to Cena, to see what sort of music the wrestler wanted to listen to while playing. The result: An interesting collection of songs spanning rock, country and hip hop, drawn from established and rising artists. Cena’s musical contribution consists of two exclusive tracks – All Day and Breaks.
The full soundtrack won’t be out until October 21, but if you pre-order it now via iTunes, you’ll grab Cena’s tracks right now as an added bonus.
As the WWE 2K15 cover Superstar, curating the in-game soundtrack and working with Wiz Khalifa were great opportunities to further the musical brand as we do across all WWE programming. Reaching across many genres of music to some of my friends and those who have worked with WWE, I truly believe that gamers will become avid listeners of these songs.
Here’s the tracks Cena picked for the WWE 2K15 companion soundtrack album:
- Wiz Khalifa & John Cena – All Day**
- B.o.B – Ready (Feat. Future)
- Rudimental – Free (Feat. Emeli Sandé & Nas)
- Wiz Khalifa – We Dem Boyz
- Flo Rida – Wild Ones (Feat. Sia) [WrestleMania 28 Version]
- Knife Party – Bonfire
- Big Smo – Workin’ (Feat. Alexander King)
- Mystery Skulls – Ghost
- Royal Blood – Come On Over
- Wiz Khalifa & John Cena – Breaks**
** Companion soundtrack exclusive
There’s also a handful of extra tracks that won’t be on the soundtrack but will be included in the game:
- Avenged Sevenfold – This Means War
- Dizzee Rascal – Heart Of A Warrior (Feat. Teddy Sky)
- Florida Georgia Line – This Is How We Roll (Feat. Luke Bryan)
- Rise Against – Zero Visibility
If you’re wondering what tracks were included on previous WWE 2K soundtracks, here’s a hint: There weren’t any. This is the first time that WWE, 2K and Atlantic Records have teamed up for a companion album, something Chris Snyder (VP of Marketing at 2K) explains is part of making the game a “premier entertainment experience”.
John Cena’s partnership with 2K and work with artists like Wiz Khalifa represent another example of the great investment he has with the Company to make this year’s game incredible.