All Elite Wrestling is finally getting a video game. AEW: Fight Forever will be the promotion’s first fully-fledged console game, hopefully serving as a worthy competitor to the WWE 2K series. It’s also developer Yuke’s first professional wrestling project since WWE 2K19 in 2018, after working on WWE games for over 18 years. With that in mind, there’s a lot of excitement for the upcoming game. Here’s what we know about the upcoming AEW game.
When is the AEW: Fight Forever release window?
AEW: Fight Forever was originally scheduled to launch in 2022, but was delayed. It will likely come out in 2023, though THQ Nordic has yet to announce a release date.
What are the AEW: Fight Forever features?
So far, Yuke’s has confirmed several gameplay features including various match types, a Career Mode, and a slew of customization options.
- Single Matches
- Ladder Matches
- Casino Battle Royale
- Falls Count Anywhere
- Unsanctioned Lights-Out (allows use of weapons)
- Exploding Barbed Wire Death Matches
Wide Range of Customization Modes
- Custom Wrestlers (attire and appearance)
- Custom Move-Sets
- Custom Entrances
- Custom Teams
- Custom Arenas
Fight Forever will also include a set of mini-games that add some humor to the overall package. The full list of mini-games has yet to be confirmed but we do know they’ll require players to dance, hit home runs, and gather poker chips around the ring.
Who is the AEW: Fight Forever developer?
Yuke’s, the Japanese team that worked on WWE games since 2000 is in charge of developing AEW: Fight Forever. The studio ended its partnership with 2K in 2019 and began working on the AEW game shortly thereafter.
Given the developer’s rich history in developing professional wrestling games, expectations for the upcoming AEW game are through the roof.
What is the AEW: Fight Forever roster?
The full roster for AEW: Fight Forever has yet to be revealed, but there are several wrestlers confirmed to make an appearance:
- Adam Cole
- Adam Page
- Bryan Danielson
- Chris Jericho
- CM Punk
- Cody Rhodes
- Darby Allin
- Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D.
- Hikaru Shida
- Jade Cargill
- Jon Moxley
- Jungle Boy
- Kenny Omega
- Kris Statlander
- MJF Maxwell Jacob Friedman
- Nyla Rose
- Orange Cassidy
- Owen Hart
- Paul Wight
- Thunder Rosa
- Yuka Sakazaki
This is only a fraction of the full AEW roster, so we’ll likely get more wrestler confirmations as we approach the game’s release. We’re hoping for Eddie Kingston, Wardlow, Daniel Garcia, Dante Martin, and the Hardy Boyz to be featured, as well.
Interestingly, CM Punk was removed from the game’s cover art following the All Out pay-per-view controversy in September 2022. It’s unclear if CM Punk will remain in the game, or if he’s still employed at AEW.
Is there an AEW: Fight Forever trailer?
There is a teaser trailer for AEW: Fight Forever you can check out, along with a more recent one above! It features a look at gameplay, along with some of the wrestlers, including MJF (he’s better than you) and “The Icon” Sting.
What are the AEW: Fight Forever platforms?
AEW: Fight Forever is coming to PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch at an unspecified date.