THQ Nordiq has been officially announced as the publisher for the AEW Fight Forever video game, which will be released on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Nintendo Switch.
The Standard Edition of the game can be pre-ordered via Amazon for $59.99. The Digital Edition can be added to your Wish List via Sony. Amazon lists a release date of Saturday, December 31, 2022 for the Standard Edition.
You can see the teaser trailer below. The developers will be releasing more gameplay footage at the THQ Nordic digital showcase on August 12.
The updated confirmed roster for the game now looks like this: Abadon, Adam Cole, Adam Page, Britt Baker, Chris Jericho, CM Punk, Cody Rhodes, Darby Allin, Hikaru Shida, Jade Cargill, Jon Moxley, Jungle Boy, Kenny Omega, kris Statlander, Nyla Rose, Owen Hart, Penta Oscuro, Thunder Rosa, Yuka Sakazaki.
Referee Aubrey Edwards will also be in the game. It’s been reported that the roster will include around 50 wrestlers, and that other confirmed names include Sting, Bryan Danielson, The Young Bucks, and Ruby Soho. It was also confirmed by Omega that Rhodes will be in the game, despite his departure earlier this year.
Below is the full release issued today, along with game features plus comments from Omega, and others:
THQ Nordic Gives AEW: Fight Forever The Push Fans Have Been Waiting For!
Vienna/Austria, Jacksonville/Florida, Tokyo/Japan August 3, 2022: THQ Nordic GmbH and All Elite Wrestling, LLC (AEW) and YUKE’S Co., Ltd. today confirmed that the release of AEW: Fight Forever will be the tag-team event of the century! The two companies have joined forces to bring developer YUKES’ latest creation to PS4™, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo® Switch.
“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. “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 said “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.”
“Kenny’s incredible vision for AEW: Fight Forever is informed by his wrestling pedigree both inside the ring and on the controller,” said Executive Producer Reinhard Pollice, THQ Nordic. “Combine that vision with YUKES’ 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.”
A touch of nostalgia is just the beginning in AEW: Fight Forever. Players can look forward to pulling off the most current wrestling moves seen on wildly popular AEW programming. This, in addition to innovative, tandem offensive moves. Online co-op wrestling is going completely next level with Tag Team matches that feature sequences of team maneuvers performed with simple commands. A long roster of the most popular AEW wrestlers, deep career mode, create-a wrestler, signature AEW arenas, multiple match types and even some good ol’ fashioned, unsanctioned fun await!
For more info visit: https://aew.thqnordic.com/
About AEW: Fight Forever
• Match Types
o Single Matches
o Ladder Matches
o Casino Battle Royale
o Falls Count Anywhere
o Unsanctioned Lights-Out (allows use of weapons)
o Exploding Barbed Wire Death Matches
• Career Mode
• Wide Range of Customization Modes
o Custom Wrestlers (attire and appearance)
o Custom Move-Sets
o Custom Entrances
o Custom Teams
o Custom Arenas
• Online Multiplayer