2K today announced that WWE portrait artist Rob Schamberger will attend the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) to reveal the latest roster members in WWE® 2K17, the forthcoming release in the flagship WWE video game franchise. Schamberger will appear at 2K’s booth – #1601 in the South Hall of the Los Angeles Convention Center – where he will paint the new roster inclusions on a sizable canvas in a live setting. Show attendees are encouraged to check in with Rob’s work throughout all three days of the show – June 14-16, 2016 – to see if their favorite WWE Superstars and Legends are officially announced for what’s certain to be another extensive roster for the franchise.
A Kansas City native, Schamberger’s portraits of WWE Superstars – both past and present – have made him a sought after staple in the WWE Universe. His unique artwork has raised money for several charities, including the Make-a-Wish Foundation, and is available for sale to the public through WWE Auction (originals) WWE Shop (shirts and prints). Schamberger is often seeing painting live at various WWE events, including WrestleMania® Axxess, SummerSlam® and Monday Night Raw, as well as through the popular WWE weekly painting series on YouTube, Canvas 2 Canvas. In addition, his art has seen display at several national museums and galleries, adorns the walls of many WWE Superstar homes and can be found in the hallways of WWE’s Stamford, Conn. headquarters.
Developed collaboratively by Yuke’s and Visual Concepts, a 2K studio, WWE 2K17 is not yet rated by the ESRB. WWE 2K17 is currently scheduled for worldwide release on the PlayStation®4 and PlayStation®3 computer entertainment systems, Xbox One and Xbox 360 in October 2016. Consumers who pre-order WWE 2K17 at any participating retailer will receive two playable characters of legendary WCW® and WWE star Bill Goldberg, well as playable WCW Monday Nitro and Halloween Havoc arenas, at no extra cost on launch day. For more information on WWE 2K17 and 2K, visit wwe.2k.com, become a fan on Facebook, follow the game on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #WWE2K17 or subscribe on YouTube.
*this posting is the official press release from 2K*