AEW: Fight Forever

Last Modified Apr 11, 2023 06:58 GMT
AEW: Fight Forever
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Yuke's and AEW have formed a historic alliance in which AEW competes against WWE, as well as Yuke's battling against WWE 2K22 and their prior WWE license, which is still owned by 2K Sports. This full-fledged multi-platform game comes just a few years after AEW's first broadcast show. The game, despite being AEW's first, has plenty of wrestling fans excited.

AEW: Fight Forever gameplay

AEW: Fight Forever gameplay is influenced by WWF No Mercy and Here Comes The Pain. It will be a modernized version of those old games, with fast, fluid, hard-hitting gameplay, a wide range and depth of moves, and a slew of new and unique gameplay concepts and systems. It will be a realistic game with actual moves and counters, but it will be faster-paced than a full simulation game.

However, creator Kenny Omega has disclosed “We'll never be able to compete with the production values of WWE's game. 2K22 is absolutely gorgeous, I'm excited to see all their bells and whistles when it finally releases. For us, rather than pushing the envelope drastically or anything like that, we just want the wrestling to feel how it used to feel for the people who would play wrestling games back in the day and just have fun with fellow wrestling fans or people who want to have fun with their buddies.”

There isn't much information available yet on game modes. While a 'Build a Wrestler' feature has been mentioned, and we know a variety of minigames will be included, we haven't heard anything regarding game modes like General Manager or a multiplayer ranking system. But, according to Fightful Select, a Story/Career Mode is in the works.

This storyline is said to include input from various wrestlers and may already have some unique music in place, created by none other than AEW's Mikey Rukus. Furthermore, each wrestler will make his or her own entrance. Even better, gamers can manually activate pyro and special effects during these animations. While it isn't the whole walk to the ring as seen on TV, the quick intro appears to incorporate certain official AEW themes, like Adam Cole's and Kenny Omega's.

AEW: Fight Forever roster

Only a few AEW wrestlers have been announced for the forthcoming title since its announcement in 2020. What began with Kenny Omega, Hikaru Shida, and Chris Jericho in the reveal trailer quickly led to Darby Allin and Jungle Boy receiving their own teaser film. Now, 23 wrestlers have already been verified as playable characters in AEW Fight Forever through their own images, videos, and development footage.

  • Chris Jericho

  • Kenny Omega

  • Hikaru Shida

  • Matt Jackson (The Young Bucks)

  • Nick Jackson (The Young Bucks)

  • Darby Allin

  • Jungle Boy

  • Nyla Rose

  • Kris Statlander

  • Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.

  • CM Punk

  • Jon Moxley

  • "Hangman" Adam Page

  • Abadon

  • Yuka Sakazaki

  • Adam Cole

  • Paul Wight

  • Thunder Rosa

  • Jade Cargill

  • Maxwell Jacob Friedman

  • Orange Cassidy

  • Sting

  • Bryan Danielson

AEW: Fight Forever announcement trailer


Throughout the previous few months, we've seen a few peeks of AEW Fight Forever. The gameplay was revealed in the run-up to Gamescom 2022, when we got our first look at the game in depth. A second trailer was published during AEW Full Gear, a November pay-per-view event. This one showcased even more wrestlers and features that will appear in the final game.


What platforms will AEW: Fight Forever release on?

What platforms will AEW: Fight Forever release on?
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AEW Fight Forever will be available on the following platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC. AEW has confirmed that cross-platform gameplay is in the works, with Omega noting the same in an interview with Wrestling Observer Radio.

However, it won't be a part of the Xbox Game Pass as AEW has shot down those rumors via a statement that said "We don’t anticipate AEW: Fight Forever being part of any monthly gaming subscription services.”

When will AEW: Fight Forever be released?

There is currently no release date for AEW Fight Forever. Although the game was originally scheduled to be released in 2022, it has subsequently been pushed back to 2023. Fight Forever is set to be released this year, according to the latest trailer shown during Full Gear.

The game's exact release date in 2023 is unknown, though the latest rumor from wrestling journalist Andrew Zarian alleges a Q2 release is the current plan. That implies Fight Forever may enter stores between April and June 2023.


Q. How many players are in AEW Fight Forever?

A. In multiplayer, AEW Fight Forever will allow up to 30 players, giving it a significant advantage over WWE 2K.

Q. Will AEW: Fight Forever be on PC?

A. AEW: Fight Forever is available on Steam for PC, but we don't yet know the price or a clear release date other than 2023. The game will also be available on all current PlayStation and Xbox systems, as well as the Nintendo Switch.

Q. How many wrestlers are there in AEW: Fight Forever?

A. The AEW Fight Forever console game's reported roster size is around 50 wrestlers.