The game will be published by THQ Nordic. So already, there’s some nice nostalgia here of a Yuke’s developed wrestling titled being published by THQ.
Check out the announcement teaser below, and then we’ll get into the details.
AEW Fight Forever will be releasing on PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. No word on a PC release. There is no release date yet, but that’s likely something we’ll get at THQ’s showcase on August 12th.
UPDATE: The game is coming to PC as well.
“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.”
AEW Fight Forever will have nine match types:
Single, Tag Team, 3-Way, 4-Way, Ladder Match, Casino Battle Royale, Falls Count Anywhere, Unsanctioned Lights Out, Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match
It’ll have an in-depth Career Mode.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a good wrestling game without a creation suite. In AEW Fight Forever, you’ll be able to create Custom Wrestlers (attire and appearances), Custom Move Sets, Custom Entrances, Custom Teams, and Custom Arenas.
There will be online multiplayer, including co-op in the form of tag team matches.
AEW Fight Forever will also feature Leaderboards, Mini-Games, and Daily/Weekly challenges.
Stay tuned for more on AEW Fight Forever.
Patriot’s Position: I’m excited for this. Mainly because the gameplay is Arcade like, more No Mercy style, and not overly simulation based like the WWE games have gotten. I prefer a fast paced, arcade style. Everything announced so far sounds good, and the screenshots look great. Really just need to see gameplay (like a full match). I’m sure will get that on the 12th.