AEW Fight Forever finally has a release date and it will be coming to PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Switch on June 29. Kenny Omega has made the announcement in a new trailer, which shows a bit of gameplay of him pulling some moves. The game is development by Yukes with THQ Nordic publishing, a throwback to the heyday of wrestling games.
“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, when the game was originally announced. “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.”
The match types that have been confirmed for AEW: Fight Forever include singles, tag team, three way, four way, ladder matches, casino battle royale, falls count anywhere, unsanctioned lights out, and exploding barbed wire death matches. AEW: Fight Forever also includes a career mode, online multiplayer, leaderboards, and a lot of customisation options from wrestlers to arenas.
In an opinion piece about AEW Fight Forever, Adrian asked, “Will the AEW video game be capable of matching the promises that have been made? Will it be able to channel the glorious wrestling video games of the past to make the quintessential wrestling game of tomorrow? Only time will tell. One thing’s for certain though, I’ll be there on launch day to find out.”