AEW have announced that their first entry into console gaming, AEW: Fight Forever, will be released across all major consoles on June 29th.
AEW fans and arcade wrestling enthusiasts can mark their calendars for June 29, as THQ Nordic GmbH and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) have officially announced the release date for the highly anticipated console video game, “AEW: Fight Forever.” Developed by YUKE’s, the game will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
The creative director of AEW: Fight Forever, Kenny Omega, expressed his excitement about the upcoming release, stating, “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.” Omega, who is also the Executive Vice President of AEW, emphasized the collaborative effort between AEW, Geta, YUKE’s, and THQ Nordic to create the best wrestling games ever.
Tony Khan, CEO, GM, and Head of Creative of AEW, also shared his enthusiasm for the game. “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,” he said. Khan expressed his excitement for fans to finally have a fresh and much-needed alternative next-gen console wrestling game on June 29.
AEW: Fight Forever is recognized for its retro design approach, featuring hand-crafted animations and a nostalgic arcade feel. It offers wrestling fans the opportunity to experience moves seen on the popular AEW programming. The game takes online co-op wrestling to the next level with tag-team matches that feature sequences of team maneuvers performed with simple commands. Players can expect a long roster of popular AEW wrestlers, a career mode, wrestler customization, signature AEW arenas, multiple match types, and even unsanctioned fun.
The game will face competition from WWE’s latest flagship video game, “WWE 2K23,” which has garnered critical acclaim since its release in March. While WWE 2K23 takes a more simulation approach, AEW: Fight Forever promises an arcade-like experience. Notably, AEW’s game includes modes such as the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch, which WWE’s game lacks. WWE’s creation suite has been praised for its depth, allowing users to create custom wrestlers, arenas, and more. While AEW has announced a creation suite as well, the extent of its features in comparison to WWE’s game remains unknown.
AEW: Fight Forever is set to bring a fresh and exciting alternative to wrestling video game enthusiasts on June 29. With its nostalgic appeal, extensive customization options, and unique match types, the game aims to captivate fans of AEW and arcade wrestling alike.