Edit: May 22nd 2023 –
AEW: Fight Forever has now got a release date – it’ll be coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch and PC come June 29th 2023.
“When I first signed with AEW, Tony Khan gave me the opportunity to assemble the best gaming team that understands and respects professional wrestling, to make the best wrestling games ever,” said Kenny Omega, Executive Vice President and former AEW World Champion and World Tag Team Champion at AEW. “Thanks to our incredible collaboration with Geta, YUKE’s and THQ Nordic, a new era of professional wrestling gaming is quickly approaching. AEW: Fight Forever has exceeded my highest expectations, and I’m confident that June 29 will be a momentous day for wrestling fans and gamers alike.”
“Since our initial announcement, fans worldwide have shown unbridled passion around the launch of Fight Forever, and AEW has proven through our exciting storylines and hard-hitting wrestling action that good things come to those who wait,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “With Fight Forever, Kenny and our world-class team have delivered an authentic, nostalgic feel of wrestling games past, along with the unmatched creativity that AEW brings to the table. It’s going to be cool to see our fans finally getting a fresh and much-needed alternative next-gen console wrestling game on June 29. AEW has the greatest fans on the planet, and I’m excited for them to experience this new way to engage with our stars.”
Original Article: August 3rd 2022 –
The glory years of the wrestling game may well be upon us once more, as following on from the best WWE game for some years in WWE 2K22 is AEW: Fight Forever – a game that promises to deliver the tag-team event of the century.
Coming to Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5 and Nintendo Switch, AEW: Fight Forever comes about via the THQ Nordic, Yukes and All Elite Wrestling teams, to give fans the wrestling game they have been waiting for.
“One of the first things I did after signing with AEW was to ask Tony Khan to let me help assemble the best gaming team on the planet, to make the best wrestling game ever,” said Kenny Omega, EVP of AEW and former AEW World Champion and AEW World Tag Team Champion. “Well, we just landed the perfect finisher by partnering with global publishing and distribution powerhouse THQ Nordic for AEW: Fight Forever. The THQ brand has long been synonymous with wrestling games – there is simply no more qualified partner to bring AEW Fight Forever to the millions of wrestling fans the world over.”
YUKE’S president and CEO Yukinori Taniguchi said “I am both gratified and excited to have the opportunity to work with AEW – who is breathing new life into the pro wrestling industry – and the THQ Brand, with whom we have created an entire era of pro wrestling games. Using the expertise we have cultivated over the years, we are taking on this project with the ultimate staff from the YUKE’S Development Team in order to recreate AEW’s appeal within a video game to the highest degree. We hope that fans will enjoy experiencing the most cutting-edge technology, and the next evolution, in pro wrestling gaming.”
“Kenny’s incredible vision for AEW: Fight Forever is informed by his wrestling pedigree both inside the ring and on the controller,” said Executive Producer Reinhard Pollice, THQ Nordic. “Combine that vision with YUKES’ unparalleled wrestling game development history is resulting in an AEW experience that draws heavily on the arcade feel that first won wrestling gamer hearts more than two decades ago.”
AEW: Fight Forever will bring more than a touch of nostalgia. Players will be able to look forward to pulling off the most current wrestling moves seen on wildly popular AEW programming, along with the addition of innovative tandem offensive moves. Online co-op wrestling will be at the fore, going completely next level with Tag Team matches that feature sequences of team maneuvers performed with simple commands.
There will be a decently long roster of the most popular AEW wrestlers too, as well as a deep career mode, create-a-wrestler, signature AEW arenas, multiple match types and even some good ol’ fashioned, unsanctioned fun.
The key features of AEW: Fight Forever will include:
- Match Types – Single Matches; Tag-Team; 3-Way; 4-Way; Ladder Matches; Casino Battle Royale; Falls Count Anywhere; Unsanctioned Lights-Out (allows use of weapons); Exploding Barbed Wire Death Matches
- Career Mode
- Wide Range of Customization Modes – Custom Wrestlers (attire and appearance); Custom Move-Sets; Custom Entrances; Custom Teams; Custom Arenas
- Online Multiplayer
Check out the trailer below and then stay tuned for more info soon.