Elite Wrestling’s first console game is coming, and a slew of features have been officially revealed after details appeared to have leaked nearly 24 hours earlier.
THQ Nordic GmbH and YUKE’s – both of whom have played a role in creating WWE games in the past – have joined forces to create ‘AEW: Fight Forever’. The game is slated for release later this year, according to Amazon. Former AEW World Champion and current AEW EVP Kenny Omega, who played a major role in the making of the game, said in today’s press release from THQ Nordic that he said “Tony Khan for me let help assemble the best gaming team on the planet, to create the best wrestling game ever,” and now we can take a look at some of those pieces he put together.
The game is said to have an “arcade feel that first captured the hearts of wrestling gamers over two decades ago”. The release is also expected to feature “innovative offensive moves in tandem”, as well as online co-op combat “taking it completely to the next level with tag-team matches that feature sequences of team maneuvers performed with simple controls.” Additionally, players will be able to utilize a “long list of the most popular AEW wrestlers” and play a “deep career mode.” “Create a wrestler” will be an in-game feature and the use of “iconic AEW arenas, multiple match types, and even trendy and unauthorized amusements” will be selectable.
And speaking of “multiple match types”, a list of options available to play has been officially leaked: Singles Matches, Tag Team Matches, Match 3, Match 4, Ladder Matches, Casino Battle Royale, Falls Count Anywhere, Unauthorized Lights Out (allows the use of weapons) and Exploding Barbed Wire Death matches. A handful of customization modes will be available in addition to “create a wrestler”, including: custom movesets, custom entries, custom teams, and custom arenas. It was also revealed that leaderboards and online multiplayer will be features when the game releases.
YUKE President and CEO Yukinori Taniguchi noted in the press release that he was “gratified and excited to have the opportunity to work with AEW”, while THQ Nordic’s Reinhard Pollice commented. praise from Omega, saying his “incredible vision for AEW: Fight Forever is informed”. by his wrestling pedigree both inside the ring and on the controller.
The upcoming game will be available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo® Switch and is now available for pre-order in major markets.
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