This is the latest creation from Japanese developer Yuke’s, who are best known for their work on 2K Sports‘ WWE 2K series. The first video game officially licensed by All Elite Wrestling, it promises to have “the best of the best from the AEW talent roster.”
That means that you can look forward to playing as some of the most legendary wrestlers to enter the ring along with all-new AEW talent in an experience that has looked to “combcombine nostalgic, arcade-wrestler feel with innovative AEW finishers and tandem offense moves.”
You can tune in to see debut gameplay at the THQ Nordic digital showcase which will broadcast on 12th August 2022.
“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,” explains AEW executive vice president Kenny Omega. “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.”
Yuke’s president and CEO Yukinori Taniguchi adds: “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.”
THQ Nordic executive producer Reinhard Pollice adds: “Kenny’s incredible vision for AEW: Fight Forever is informed by his wrestling pedigree both inside the ring and on the controller. Combine that vision with Yuke’s’ unparalleled wrestling game development history is resulting in an AEW experience that draws heavily on the arcade feel that first won wrestling gamer hearts more than two decades ago.”
The publisher has broken down the game’s key features as below:
- Career Mode: AEW: Fight Forever’s deep career mode highlights the fun and personality of an All Elite Wrestler’s life on the road. Players can create and develop their own wrestler who joins the AEW roster and appears in matches and stories over an event schedule. Points are earned by winning matches and fulfilling certain objectives which can then be used to enhance their wrestler’s stats.
- Customisation: AEW: Fight Forever’s wide range of customization options include wrestler attire and appearance, move sets, entrances, teams and arenas.
- Match Types: More match types than you can count: single, Tag-Team, 3-way, 4-way, Ladder, Casino Battle Royale, Falls Count Anywhere, Unsanctioned Lights-Out and Exploding Barbed Wire Death
- Online Co-op: Wrestling goes completely next-level with Tag-Team matches that feature sequences of team manoeuvres performed with simple commands.
AEW: Fight Forever will release at retail and digitally on the Nintendo eShop for Nintendo Switch worldwide, with a release date or window unconfirmed.