'WWE 2K17' Hall of Fame Showcase DLC Update: Breaking down the final piece of the puzzle

'WWE 2K17' Hall of Fame Showcase DLC Update: Breaking down the final piece of the puzzle
Source: WWE 2K17
Source: WWE 2K17

After months of speculation, the Hall of Fame Showcase downloadable content for WWE 2K17 has finally arrived. The DLC is here and we're ready to dive in.

The HOF Showcase is the final piece of DLC for the game. WWE 2K17 didn't have a full showcase mode as they have in the past. So this addition adds a new layer to the experience.

The showcases are essentially a set of matches which carry specific in-match tasks for the gamer to complete. 

This showcase highlights the members of the 2016 WWE Hall of Fame class. Here's a look at all of the matches, characters and arenas that fans have to play through in the HOF Showcase:

•The Fabulous Freebirds (Michael "P.S." Hayes & Buddy Roberts) vs. Kerry Von Erich & Kevin Von Erich - WCCW 1986
•Ivory vs. Jacqueline (SmackDown 2000)
•Sting (gold and black tights) vs. Ric Flair - WCW Clash of the Champions 1988
•Sting (nWo Wolfpac ring gear) vs. Bret Hart - WCW Halloween Havoc 1998
•Papa Shango vs. The Godfather - Dream Match
•Big Boss Man (with Albert) vs. Big Show - Armageddon 1999

Completing those tasks unlocks the characters, attires and arenas in the showcase matches. 

Coincidentally, Diamond Dallas Page is included in one of the Freebirds matches. He was just named to the WWE 2017 Hall of Fame class along with Teddy Long, the Rock 'n' Roll Express and Kurt Angle.

That group will be honored at WrestleMania 33 in April. Perhaps they will be featured in next year's game.

Our fingers are crossed for a licensed render of Kurt Angle in the game.

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