WWE 2K15 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 doesn't include any of the PS4 & Xbox One improvements, but contains "Who Got NXT", an exclusive mode featuring NXT Superstars. As players go through the campaign’s chapters, they’ll get to experience matches inspired by historic moments and rivalries, interacting with a variety of talent from NXT programming.
The Last Gen version of WWE 2K15 doesn't include any of the PS4 & Xbox One improvements with the exception of the Roster and the 2K Showcase Mode, and offers no positive difference over WWE 2K14, with several features removed instead. The only additional game mode is "Who Got NXT", which is exclusive to PS3 & Xbox 360.
Who Got NXT focuses on five NXT Superstars – Sami Zayn, Adrian Neville, Rusev, Corey Graves and Bo Dallas. The five NXT Superstars (including their movesets, entrances & titantrons) are restricted to the Who Got NXT mode until you complete their respective chapters of the mode.
Each of the five NXT Superstars is assigned his own chapter consisting of four matches (for a total of 20 matches) that players will need to complete in sequential order. The gameplay experience within each chapter is similar to 2K Showcase in that players are tasked with completing a number of optional objectives – three at the most – and a required match stipulation.
While objectives are optional and won’t impede your advancement to the next match, it really is in your best interest to complete them unless you have no interest in receiving a plethora of NXT-related unlockables, such as arenas and championships. Once you’ve successfully completed all four matches within a chapter you’ll unlock the featured NXT Superstar for use in other modes of the game. You can also replay any match you’ve previously completed in the off chance you failed to complete an objective or if you’d simply like to play it again.
Each match is its own self-contained story, told through specifically written for the mode, which appears during each NXT Superstar’s entrance, victory scenes and of course, gameplay. Though matches aren’t connected to one another from a narrative standpoint, the chapters themselves definitely have their own overarching themes:
- The complete and utter destruction of one’s opponent is exemplified in Rusev’s chapter, and the objectives have been designed to support this theme.
- Adrian Neville’s chapter revolves around his quest for the NXT Championship.
- Sami Zayn’s chapter is typified by his resiliency and fighting spirit.
- The Graves chapter asks the question, “Who is Corey Graves?” What’s he all about? What are his motivations?
- Bo Dallas’ chapter is characterized by his unrelenting desire to hold onto his NXT Championship at any cost. You’ll be ramming opponents into exposed turnbuckles, intentionally getting yourself (Bo) disqualified and a number of other dirty tactics to maintain Bo’s grip on his beloved NXT Championship.
After clearing all chapters, you’ll be able to participate in the new Proving Ground match. The Proving Ground is the spiritual successor to WWE 2K14’s Defeat the Streak. Whereas in Defeat the Streak, players were tasked with ending Undertaker’s WrestleMania winning streak, in the Proving Ground match you’ll be facing off against the face of WWE and the face of WWE 2K15, John Cena. Like Defeat the Streak, John Cena will be controlled by the AI and will be very tough to defeat.
Initially, you’ll only be able to select one of the five NXT Superstars to go against Cena. However, you will be able to unlock the entire roster (including created Superstars) if you defeat Cena using all five NXT Superstars. The match itself is a traditional, 1-on-1 match with a 30 minute time limit. The Proving Ground match also contains mode-specific commentary that can be heard during the entrance scenes, gameplay and victory scene. Like Defeat the Streak, you’re provided a score at the end of your match, and should you manage to beat Cena, you’ll be able to upload your score to the Proving Ground online leaderboard.