THQ Nordic and All Elite Wrestling have finally confirmed (via TheRingReport.com) that they will bring YUKE's highly anticipated arcade wrestling game AEW: Fight Forever to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch on Thursday, June 29.
The title has been hit by what feels like endless delays, so this news is sure to be welcomed by pro wrestling and gaming fans alike. It's a little troubling that, just over a month from release, we've seen little to no gameplay footage and the teaser below primarily consists of Kenny Omega addressing fans rather than showing his video game counterpart in action.
It's thought that AEW has spent a huge amount of money on the title (it may have even gone wildly over budget if some rumours are to be believed), so if it bombs, that will be an embarrassing misfire for the company.
"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," Omega says in a press release.
"Thanks to our incredible collaboration with Geta, YUKE’s and THQ Nordic, a new era of professional wrestling gaming is quickly approaching," he continues. "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."
The game features a retro approach to design including hand-crafted animations and a nostalgic arcade feel, and presents wrestling fans with their first chance to pull off wrestling moves only seen on AEW programming.
A full list of features has also been released:
- Single Matches
- Ladder Matches
- Casino Battle Royale
- Falls Count Anywhere
- Unsanctioned Lights-Out (allows use of weapons and, of course, lots of blood)
- 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
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