This past week, Hardcore Gamer had a chance to take part in a conference call with Adam Plotkin of Cat Daddy Games, the developer of WWE Supercard, and famed professional wrestler Paul Michael Levesque, better known as Triple H. HHH credits gamers for being a huge part of WWE’s fanbase and blending into everything they do. Season 4 promises to be the most fun to date, with more modes, a bigger roster and an increase in social integration. The casual-friendly WWE Supercard has been downloaded over fourteen million times and Triple H says that the game is popular with both the main roster and developmental talent in NXT and they play it when they’re on the road — especially at airports.
The dream match mode is hyped up with bouts like Andre the Giant vs. The Undertaker being possible when they never wound up happening in real life. WWE main roster talent along with legends and NXT talent will be featured and the goal is to create a roster that will provide something for everybody. Season four of Supercard is set to be an easy to use entry that is perfect for not only veteran players, but also newcomers.
Plotkin said that “cards are the life of Supercard” and talked about the tiered system for cards – including 150 new cards, with “Macho Man” Randy Savage and “Stone Cold” Steve Austin being mentioned. The Elimination Chamber match type will turn into a mode for the game, with performance-based rewards offered up. The new momentum system earns rewards, while King of the Ring will return. A daily challenge system will make its debut and act as a pseudo-tutorial to teach newcomers the ropes, while also offering an incentive for veterans to keep playing and get more rewards.
Triple H stated that NXT has fundamentally changed the business and that 80% of the main roster came from NXT. When asked by us what his favorite match was, he stated that he was lucky to work with a slew of hall of famers, so it’s hard to choose just one. After matches with men like Mick Foley, The Undertaker, The Rock and Chris Jericho, he said that his WrestleMania 28 match with the Undertaker was one that he will never forget. Having Shawn Michaels as the referee and it being the last showdown between he and Taker made it feel like the proper end of their careers – even if no one’s careers fully ended.
HHH said that he would like to see War Games in WWE Supercard, and is looking forward to seeing that get rebuilt in a modern way. When asked about what he thought of his first gaming appearance, he cites In Your House for Acclaim. He recalled being hooked up to harnesses and having to act like he was being thrown around by certain guys – and it was cutting-edge then. He says that being in his first game was a bit like getting your first T-shirt, action figure or championship and it’s an even bigger deal to younger guys now who grew up with more games and figures. He says that the gaming experience allows players to live vicariously through the in-game version of the roster.
WWE 2K18’s Cena Nuff edition featured Supercard content and Adam Plotkin stated that it was a pleasure to have crossover content and he looks forward to that kind of thing continuing. He would love to see more retail crossover. HHH stated that he’s blown away by the amount of quality content in the games and enjoys seeing how realistic the character models have gotten. He also loves seeing how many wrestlers are on the roster — so that even if you don’t intend on using all of the roster, it’s great to at least be able to do so. He says that one goal he has with every product with the company’s name attached is to make it good enough for the fans.
A new art style will be used for season four, and Raw, SmackDown and NXT will be featured as venues for it. Attitudes will be added and they are essentially small catchphrases from the roster that will be used to add a bit of the TV-like presentation to the product. November will see a release for the fourth season of Supercard on Apple’s App Store and the Google Play Store. December will see a release for it on the Amazon Appstore. It’s a free-to-play game with in-app purchases available and has gotten rave reviews for being not only a great card game, but also integrating the license very well into it.