The first All Elite Wrestling (AEW) game titled Fight Forever is currently in development and while there’s still a long way to go we already have a good idea of what to expect. Here’s everything we know.
The pro wrestling paradigm shift is now in full swing. Only a few years after the first television show, AEW is now set to appear a full-fledged multi-platform game to rival WWE 2K22. AEW Fight Forever is also developed by Yukes – some of the most experienced wrestling game developers in the industry.
Fight Forever is still in the early stages of development, but wrestling fans have a lot to look forward to. From game types, rosters and gameplay details, here’s everything we know about the game from WWE’s greatest rival.
After an AEW Rampage live show in April 2022, owner Tony Khan announced to a lively crowd in Pittsburgh that the name of the AEW game would be AEW Fight Forever.
According to fans present #AEWRampage/Rampage in Pittsburgh, the AEW video game was dubbed “Fight Forever” and fans were asked to provide various chants for it.
– NoDQ.com: WWE and AEW News (@nodqdotcom) April 21, 2022
This name was officially announced on May 4th, 2022 in an AEW live stream and then on Twitter.
IT IS OFFICIAL!! 💥
The title of the AEW game developed by Yuke’s is #AEWFIGHT FOREVER and will be available on both console and PC.
— AEW Games (@AEWGames) May 4, 2022
Does AEW Fight Forever have a release date?
However, the game currently has no release date Reports from Fightful Select show that the game is scheduled release in 2022with September being the current target.
AEW wrestler and executive vice president Kenny Omega also echoed the same thing in an April podcast, saying he “hopes” the game stays on track “this year” — that is, 2022.
In further comments with Fightful in June, Omega outlined that “the creative process is almost complete.”
“We know how the games are going to play, we know some of the systems, it’s being tuned. There is still a lot to implement. But our guys at Yuke’s are now working at an amazing pace.”
The former AEW champion doubled again and remained “hopeful” they can stay on schedule to “ensure [they] bring the game out this year.”
AEW Fight Forever: Platforms
AEW Fight Forever is scheduled to be released on the following platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S and PC. There is currently no word on a Nintendo Switch version of the game.
AEW has confirmed that crossplay is planned, clearly saying in an interview with “there will be cross-platform gameplay.” Wrestling Observer Radio.
AEW Fight Forever: Trailer
Check out the various trailers below:
Darby Allin reveal trailer
Jungle Boy Reveal
Kris Statlander revealed
Nyla Rose revealed
Renowned Japanese studio Yuke’s evolves into AEW Fight Forever. The company is bbest known for his work in the genre and has over 25 years of experience developing wrestling games.
Her previous work includes the WWE Smackdown titles for PlayStation, the popular Smackdown vs. Raw series, and most recent WWE 2K games.
Kenny Omega stated that AEW will not attempt to “compete with the production values of the WWE games.” Instead, AEW Fight Forever aims to revive the classic wrestling playstyle. “We just want wrestling to feel like it used to feel like,” he said.
Omega is an avid gamer who named his final move after Final Fantasy 7. He’s also a big fan of arcade fighting games like Street Fighter, so it’ll be interesting to see if that affects AEW Fight Forever.
In terms of game modes, not much is known at the moment. While a “Create a Wrestler” mode has been confirmed, we have yet to hear about game modes like General Manager, multiplayer or a ranking system.
However, according to Fightful Select, a story/career mode is said to be in the works. This storyline is said to feature contributions from multiple wrestlers and may already feature unique music made by none other than AEW’s Mikey Rukus.
Official game types that will be included in the AEW console game have not yet been announced, although Kenny Omega has said: “We have many match types,” without going into specifics.
Below are the confirmed match types we’ll see in AEW Fight Forever, although we’re expecting many more:
- single game
- Intergender Singles Match
We anticipate many more to be added over time. AEW has a roster of over 100 wrestlers, with the possibility of even more when we factor in their ownership of former rival Ring of Honor (ROH).
This could also lead to ROH wrestlers appearing in AEW Fight Forever as several have previously appeared on AEW’s TV shows. A handful of AEW roster members now own ROH titles as well, so this will likely be reflected in content like roster updates and DLC going forward.
However, the developers have said that the game will feature 50 wrestlers at launch.
This means the game will likely initially only feature cast members who appear on the main roster (AEW Dynamite and Rampage), although more could be added in DLC expansions.
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