'WWE 2K18' have released the first details of the game's new features, including a brand new career mode.

WWE 2K18

WWE 2K18

The upcoming instalment of the flagship WWE video game franchise has unveiled its first feature set details, which will see the launch of brand new 'MyCAREER' and 'MyPLAYER' experiences.

According to a blog post uploaded by game developers 2K, the 'MyPLAYER' experience allows players to develop their own wrestler with an array of fighting styles, each with their own strengths and weaknesses.

From there, the 'MyCAREER' experience lets users take their wrestler into a new story where they can interact with other WWE Superstars to "help direct the narrative".

The blog post reads: "With a compelling new MyPLAYER system, we also wanted something unique and different for your MyPLAYER to do in 'WWE 2K18'. Thus, a brand new MyCAREER experience awaits, incorporating a new story and a free-roaming backstage area that allow your MyPLAYER to interact with other WWE Superstars and help direct the narrative. Did you take offence to someone? Are you going to go it alone? Are you going to align with the General Managers or are you going to let your in-ring prowess speak for itself? The new MyPLAYER experience provides many choices in for how players experience their unfolding stories."

'WWE 2K18' will also feature a brand new Road to Glory mode, in which players battle against one another in a quest to qualify for virtual pay-per-view events.

The game has updated its Creation Suite to improve the performance of Create-a-Superstar, Create-an-Arena and Create-a-Video, as well as adding a new Create-a-Match feature.

Elsewhere, a new graphics engine has been used to create better visual effects for players, and a new commentary team including Michael Cole, Byron Saxton and Corey Graves have recorded voiceovers for the game.

'WWE 2K18' is scheduled for worldwide release on October 17, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.