Update: THQ Nordic has now officially revealed AEW: Fight Forever with an announcement trailer, although there's no release date as of yet. More gameplay will be shown at next week's THQ Nordic Showcase, although the trailer appears to have leaked a little early on the Xbox Store:
We have also got some new screenshots to share, along with a few extra details.
In addition to the matches listed below, the customisation suite will include the following:
- Custom Wrestlers (attire and appearance)
- Custom Move-Sets
- Custom Entrances
- Custom Teams
- Custom Arenas
In addition, the Career Mode will apparently allow you to "create and develop [your] own wrestler who joins the AEW roster and appears in matches and stories over an event schedule".
Here's what YUKE’S president and CEO Yukinori Taniguchi had to say in a press release today:
“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.”
Original story: We've been keeping a close eye on the progress of the very first AEW wrestling game, 'AEW: Fight Forever', and now Amazon UK has actually leaked a whole bunch of features coming to the game when it hopefully releases this year.
There's no date for the game yet (it's got a placeholder date of December 31st, 2022), but the product description mentions a "deep career mode", "more match types than you can count", and a whole lot more:
"Developed by YUKE’s Co, Ltd., creators of numerous, multi-million unit selling wrestling games, AEW: Fight Forever combines that nostalgic arcade-wrestler feel with innovative All Elite Wrestling finishers and tandem offensive moves.
AEW: Fight Forever brings the best of the best from that talent roster together in one game! Online co-op wrestling is going completely next level in Fight Forever with Tag Team matches that feature sequences of team maneuvers performed with simple commands. A deep career mode, wrestler customization, signature AEW arenas, multiple match types and more match types than you can count, including some good ol’ fashioned, unsanctioned fun, all await!"
In addition to this, another section on the Amazon listing mentions some specifics about match types, including that the Casino Battle Royale and even Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatches will be available to play!
Here's what's been confirmed in terms of match types so far:
- Casino Battle Royale
- Falls Count Anywhere
- Unsanctioned Lights-Out
- Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatches
- Online Co-Op Multiplayer Matches
It's sounding pretty interesting so far, then! Amazon appears to be suggesting AEW Fight Forever will be arriving for Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S (along with other platforms), and AEW's Kenny Omega acknowledged back in June how he was hoping the game would be released by the end of the year. We'll see!
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Hopefully it actually explodes, not like the pooooof that we got during the Omega/Moxley bout.
@JetmanUK that was awful. Shame as the actual match was pretty good.
Hopefully the career mode is better booked than the television show too 😉
@Fenbops It was pretty cringey, poor Kingston having to sell injury as he saved Mox too, then after having seen that the pyros didn't go off properly having to claim he fainted. Haha.
So quick time event tag team sequences?
Day one. I’ll get on switch and flick a coin between XSX and PS5.
Can’t wait for this
@Stocksy If it comes to Switch.
Really excited for this game and can't wait for it. Definitely day one purchase for me.
@Tasuki there is artwork for switch and it’s quoted as same leak as this stuff so I assume legit
This looks insane. A real No Mercy vibe. I cannot wait for this and hope it is good!
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