Fresh Look At AEW Fight Forever, Now Coming 2023
As the fallout from AEW: Full Gear continues in the world of professional wrestling, Tony Khan’s company have given an update on their first foray into video games with AEW: Fight Forever. Billed as a throwback to classic early-00s brawlers, THQ Nordic and developers YUKE have lifted the lid on what modes players can expect when the game drops in 2023.
AEW: Fight Forever was originally set for a 2022 release across PC, PlayStation, Xbox, and Switch but has slipped into early 2023 as the game needs a little more time in the oven. The game will feature a fully fledged career mode and a load of strange minigames. And here we have a new trailer that debuts some of the gameplay you can expect.
The list of matchups varies between one-on-one and tag team brawls with various rules in place. Here’s the current list:
- Single Matches
- Ladder Matches
- Casino Battle Royale
- Falls Count Anywhere
- Unsanctioned Lights-Out (allows use of weapons)
- Exploding Barbed Wire Death Matches
Wrestlers Freshly Squeezed Orange Cassidy, Jon Moxley, Bryan Danielson, MJF, Sting and Jade Cargill have been revealed as playable characters, along side Britt Baker D.M.D and Le Champion Chris Jericho. From the trailer we can also see Thunder Rosa and Kenny Omega will be involved. It’s expected that the roster will include 50 wrestlers from AEW’s talent house so expect more announcements down the line. We suspect that with the inclusion of tag teams that FTR and The Acclaimed are shoe-ins, after all everyone loves The Acclaimed!
If choosing an established wrestler isn’t enough, then players can choose to create their own wrestlers, customise their intros and create a move-set that’s based on the best finishers in the business. Fight Forever will also utilise online play so gamers can take their own creations on the road and pit them against the best in the business.
AEW: Fight Forever is set for an early 2023 release across PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Switch, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.