Kurt Angle is set to appear in 'WWE 2K18'.

Kurt Angle

Kurt Angle

The 48-year-old decorated Olympian, WWE Hall of Famer and current Raw General Manager will be a featured character in the upcoming instalment of the flagship WWE video game franchise, giving fans the chance to see him in action for the first time in more than a decade - albeit virtually.

Kurt - who is best known his remarkable in-ring accomplishments spanning nearly two decades, as well as his gold medal win in freestyle wrestling at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games - will appear in 'WWE 2K18' through two playable characters representing key milestones in his career: his WWE 'American Hero' persona, and his ECW 'Wrestling Machine' persona.

Both variations of Kurt's character will be available as bonus content for those who pre-order the game at participating retailers.

Speaking about his inclusion in the game, Kurt said in a statement: "I was thrilled to return to WWE earlier this year, be honoured as a WWE Hall of Fame inductee and find a new home with the best in the business every Monday night as the Raw General Manager.

"And now, I get to follow in the footsteps of many incredible names, like Bill Goldberg, Sting, Ultimate Warrior and Arnold Schwarzenegger, and be featured as the 'WWE 2K18' pre-order character."

Whilst Chris Snyder, Vice President of Marketing at 2K, added: "Kurt Angle has been the most fan-requested Superstar in the 'WWE 2K' franchise for some time now, so it's a pleasure to celebrate his popularity and incredible career through this year's WWE 2K18 pre-order offer.

"His WWE and amateur wrestling achievements are also a perfect fit to help carry the torch for this year's 'Be Like No One' worldwide marketing campaign. There's no question Kurt succeeds on his own terms in everything he does."

Fans can see the official pre-order bonus trailer when they tune in to watch Raw on Monday, July 10, and can find more details on the pre-order of 'WWE 2K18' by visiting wwe.2k.com.

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