2K Games has unveiled the first batch of roster additions for WWE 2K17 coming in paid-DLC packs. Current WWE Superstars Karl Anderson and Luke Gallows (a.k.a. The Club) and NXT's Austin Aries headline the crop of Superstars from the modern era being released post-launch, while the late, great, Eddie Guerrero stands out as the marquee addition in the Legends category.

Update: 2K Games has detailed WWE 2K17's downloadable content in full, including the extras available in the game's Season Pass and the Digital Deluxe editions. The content packages will begin releasing following the game's October launch, with some dated for early 2017.

UK pricing has yet to be confirmed, however the Season Pass is listed as $29.99 (£23.10, €26.89) for the US market.

Alongside the usual Accelerator, New Moves, MyPlayer Kick Start packs and the previously confirmed NXT-flavoured content, 2K Games also detailed 2K17's Showcase mode, which will offer "match-driven content based on the WWE Hall of Fame Class of 2016".

Below is the full list of confirmed DLC content as per the WWE 2K Games website (original article continues below):

"Accelerator

  • Players will gain instant access to all content available in the game's VC Purchasable section (excluding downloadable content)
  • Players can also decide overall rankings and attribute levels for all playable characters throughout the life of the product

Future Stars Pack

  • Playable WWE and NXT Superstars: Austin Aries, Karl Anderson, Luke Gallows, Mojo Rawley and Tye Dillinger

Hall of Fame Showcase

  • Cactus Jack and Diamond Dallas Page vs. The Fabulous Freebirds (Jimmy Garvin and Michael "PS" Hayes) (WCW Saturday Night 1992)
  • The Fabulous Freebirds (Buddy Roberts and Michael "PS" Hayes) vs. Kerry and Kevin Von Erich (WCCW 1986)
  • Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000)
  • Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair (Clash of Champions 1988)
  • Sting (n.W.o. Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart (WCW Halloween Havoc 1998)
  • Papa Shango vs. The Godfather (Dream Match)
  • Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. The Big Show (Armageddon 1999)

Legends Pack

  • Playable WWE Legends: Brutus "The Barber" Beefcake, Eddie Guerrero, Greg "The Hammer" Valentine, Sycho Sid and Tatanka

MyPlayer Kick Start (PS4 and Xbox One Exclusive)

  • Players will gain instant access to boost created Superstar ratings and attributes made available at launch as part of the game's MyCareer mode
  • Players can also unlock all clothing made available at launch that provides attribute boosts in MyCareer

New Moves Pack

  • Explore a wide variety of new in-game moves, including the Swingout Neckbreaker (made popular by current WWE Raw Women's Champion Charlotte); the Elbro Drop (made popular by WWE Superstar Zack Ryder); the Face Wash Combo (made popular by NXT Superstar Samoa Joe; and the TJP Clutch (made popular by current WWE Cruiserweight Champion T.J. Perkins)

NXT Enhancement Pack (PS4 and Xbox One Exclusive)

  • Playable NXT Superstars: Apollo Crews, Nia Jax and Shinsuke Nakamura
  • Players will earn a 50 percent boost in points while competing at NXT during MyCareer

NXT Legacy Pack (PS3 and Xbox 360 Exclusive)

  • Playable NXT Superstars: Apollo Crews, Nia Jax and Shinsuke Nakamura

About the WWE 2K17 Season Pass

Players may purchase select WWE 2K17 downloadable content at a reduced price point through the game's Season Pass. Players will receive the following items as they become available:

Accelerator:

  • Future Stars Pack
  • Hall of Fame Showcase
  • Legends Pack
  • New Moves Pack

About the WWE 2K17 Digital Deluxe Editions

2K also announced Digital Deluxe Editions for WWE 2K17 will be available via PlayStation Network and Xbox Live as follows

PS4 and Xbox One:

  • Copy of WWE 2K17
  • WWE 2K17 Season Pass
  • WWE 2K17 MyPlayer Kick Start
  • WWE 2K16 MyPlayer Kick Start (available immediately with pre-order purchase)
  • Goldberg Pack (access to two playable Bill Goldberg characters, as well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas)
  • Theme (PS4™ system only; available immediately with pre-order purchase)

PS3:

  • Copy of WWE 2K17
  • WWE 2K17 Season Pass
  • NXT Legacy Pack"

The newly revealed selection of playable wrestlers were teased during the 21 September episode of SmackDown Live, with official artwork later posted by WWE 2K Games' official Twitter account.

Other notable additions include two of Charles Wright's in-ring personas, Papa Shango and The Godfather, Mojo Rawley (who can now team-up with Zack Ryder in-game as the Hype Bros) and Von Erich family members Kevin and Kerry. Michael Hayes, Jimmy Garvin and Buddy Roberts are also included, representing the legendary southern tag-team The Fabulous Freebirds.

While already boasting the largest ever roster in a WWE video game, 2K Games has filled in a fair few of the more notable gaps with the latest set of reveals. Pricing and release dates for the DLC have yet to be confirmed.

2K Games also recently released a trailer showcasing some of the updates to WWE 2K17's MyCareer mode. Starring and narrated by legendary manager Paul Heyman, the trailer gives fans a glimpse at the mode's new features such as the promo engine and backstage brawls. It also teases a major rivalry with 2K17's cover star, the all-conquering beast, Brock Lesnar.

WWE 2K17 is set for release on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360 and PS3 on 11 October 2016.

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