According to AEW dynamite and Rampage went off the air, President Tony Khan stepped in front of the live crowd and announced the official name of the upcoming video game. His name: AEW: Fighting forever.
“Fight Forever” is one of many infectious chants wrestler fans break out to let wrestlers know how impressed they are with their schmoving in the ring, hoping the slobber-knocker slugfest on display never ends .
In addition to providing live Pittsburgh audiences with the inside scoop on the game title, AEW ring announcer Justin Roberts treated fans to a performance a set of chants recorded for the game. What followed was a rumble of chants for AEW World Heavyweight Champion “Hangman” Adam Page, double Adam Cole “Bay Bay” and “Boom” chants, and “FTR”, “Dax” and “Cash” chants and chants for the icon Sting. Footage suggests these wrestlers will be playable, or at least present, in the game alongside Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Darby Allin, Jungle Boy, and Hikaru Shida, who have already been announced.
In September, AEW announced that the late, great Owen Hart would also join the roster as a playable character. The announcement came as a result of AEW’s partnership with non-profit charity The Owen Hart Foundation. It will be Hart’s first appearance in a wrestling video game since Showdown: Legends of Wrestling
Early recordings of AEW: Fighting forever was first unveiled in November last year. The company also created a series of fake press conference videos about the game, parodying video game presentations such as E3. This past June and September, AEW gave fans a glimpse of the wrestlers darby and jungle boy‘s movesets during a developer update.
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The game is reportedly being developed by Yuke’s, the Japanese studio behind it WWE Smackdown! and the WWE 2K
“I am very excited to have been involved with the new AEW wrestling game,” said Iwashita during the AEW Games 1.0 special event in November 2020, adding that it would be “a dream wrestling game for fans around the world.” .
It should also be noted that AEW already has two mobile games, so this won’t be the first game for the wrestling company at all. However, according to a November 2020 presser, it will be the first console game.
Corresponding Combative selection (which is paywalled but the report was shared by wrestling inc), AEW: Fighting forever is expected to be released sometime in September this year.