WWE 2K14 to Feature Classic Hour-Long Michaels vs. Hart Match

Arguably one of the best pro wrestling matches of all time, the epic hour-long iron man match between Bret Hart and Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 12, will be featured in WWE 2K14 as part of the game’s 30 Years of Wrestlemania mode.

“It’s one of the better matches [in the mode],” said 2K Sports’ Senior Game Designer Bryan Williams.

While it should be no surprise that the match would be included in a mode dedicated to the storied history of Wreslemania, there are obviously some challenges involved with making a match that would take players over an hour to complete as part of the game’s main single player story mode. However, Williams said players would not have to play for the entire 60-plus minutes.

“Due to the power of game design and all of that other cool stuff we have at our disposal, we’ve done things to push the match along,” said Williams. “We didn’t want to have player sit through an entire hour, especially if they failed and had to do everything all over again.”

Personally, this is exciting news. Bret Hart vs. Shawn Michaels at Wrestlemania 12 is one of my all-time favorite matches in professional wrestling, and one that I actually got to experience first hand as part of the crowd.

WWE 2K14 comes out on the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 on Oct. 29, 2013. Are there any matches you’d like to see in the 30 Years of Wreslemania mode? Let us know in the comments.


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6 Comments on WWE 2K14 to Feature Classic Hour-Long Michaels vs. Hart Match

BJ

On September 2, 2013 at 2:01 am

Sadly, another of the best matches in Wrestlemania history – Triple H/Michaels/Benoit at Wrestlemania XX – will never be included due to Benoit killing his family and himself three years later. You’d have thought six years on WWE might grow up but they’re still trying to change history and pretend he never existed. But don’t worry, I’m sure we’ll get to play the boring Orton/Triple H match from Wrestlemania XXV.

Other matches I hope will be included are Hart vs Hart from WM X (best show-opening match ever) and of course the Michaels/Ramon ladder match from the same event, the surprisingly good Michaels/Diesel match a year later, Angle/Michaels from WM XXI, Cena/Michaels from WM XXIII, and the two Undertaker/Michaels matches from WM XXV and XXVI.

dan

On September 2, 2013 at 8:34 am

@BJ

the only one who needs to grow up and get a HUGE clue how the world works is you, moron.

ANY company absolutely CANNOT and rightfully WILL NOT include the use of a KNOWN MURDERER as part of their product, especially just to you make you happy for a pathetic video game

people were KILLED, dumbass. GROW UP, get a clue and shut up.

thedog

On September 2, 2013 at 9:46 am

Come on guys. Since there isn’t and ounce of originality in these matches. Since they are written and rehearsed, It is simply which was the most popular script. It’s just acting.
As far as no company “cannot and will not use a murderer”, well that’s just kind of major bs. I’ve seen games about the mafia, Billie the Kid, Al Capone, and the list goes on, putting murderers in games. Heck, they make up murderers to put in games, or simply turn ordinary people into murderers. It’s kind of a staple for most companies.
Point is, everybody is going to have different favorites, and it’s really not worth getting bent out of shape over. Just saying.

BJ

On September 2, 2013 at 9:53 am

@dan – nice try, kid. You obviously know absolutely nothing about the incident to be posting such rubbish. Benoit was shown to have extensive brain damage. He was also known to have had severe injuries during his lifetime as well as the burden of seeing many, many of his friends and colleagues die at a young age. It should be obvious to anyone that this man’s actions cannot and should not be judged in such a childish “durp durp evil killer derpy derp” manner, but unforunately if you get all your opinions fed to you by Fox News this is the sort of brainless horse crap you come up with.

Come back when you get an education, junior.

Russell

On September 2, 2013 at 10:05 am

Rarely have I laughed so hard at such a ridiculous comment as Dan’s line that murderers can’t be included in videogames. I bet this hypocrite happily spends hours indiscriminately slaughtering people on Call of Duty etc. You don’t have to condone or in your case understand what happened with Benoit to realise that his body of work is still a part of professional wrestling history. Whether or not you want to acknowledge it is irrelevant, the facts are still the facts. He headlined Wrestlemania and therefore should be a part of anything that supposedly comprehensively looks back at Wrestlemania. That’s not even an opinion, that should go entirely without saying. You don’t get to cherry-pick events like this, especially when you’re doing so for such inane reasons.

Jimmy Snuka allegedly killed his girlfriend and is regarded as a legend. Mike Tyson featured prominently in the last WWE game despite being convicted of rape. Randy Orton is a serial scumbag but he’s WWE champion. Ultimate Warrior has said some of the most revolting stuff ever broadcast but he’s in this game as well. British Bulldog apparently anally raped his wife in her sleep several times as a show of power and his tag team partner the Dynamite Kid was a piece of trash as well. And let’s not forget the Jerry Lawler child sex offence charge.

If you’re honestly telling me Benoit should be excluded from wrestling history when we don’t even know why he did what he did (although I’m more than willing to accept BJ’s explanation has more weight behind it that yours which appears to be emotionally-charged guff) yet these other guys deserve a free ride for years of profiting in spite of horrendous actions, you need to be lobotomised for the public’s protection. I thought we were finally moving away from this black and white notion of judging human behaviour as either good or bad. Apparently not. Sad day for free-thinking minds.

Jailbait

On September 3, 2013 at 1:34 am

Got to love how Dan somehow manages to not only speak entirely in emotional terms yet also completely fails to have any empathy or basic grasp of psychology. No wonder wrestling is still seen by the mainstream as a juvenile pastime for kids and retards when people like that are the ones blindly toeing the company line.