AEW Fight Forever

AEW is ready to fight forever. Every successful sports league in America has its own video game. In the upcoming weeks, this will be the same for AEW when they release their brand-new console game Fight Forever.  The upcoming game will be released on June 29th on all major platforms. Fight Forever comes in at a price point of $59.99 for the standard edition and $79.99 for the deluxe edition. Fight Forever will be produced by Yukes. This will be the first wrestling game Yukes produced since WWE 2k19 in 2018.  

For gamers interested you can pre-order and download this game now, so come the 29th you are ready to hit the ground running. Playing as all your favorite AEW wrestlers in a wide assortment of matches and gameplay options.  This will be AEW’s first venture into the world of console video games and the journey up to this point for Fight Forever has not been all smooth sailing. 

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AEW waits to Fight forever

The fans of AEW feel like they have waited for this game, forever. This game was announced on November 10th, 2020. Now almost three years later the game is being released. Starting a game from scratch is never easy. Originally Fight Forever was supposed to be released in 2022. Kenny Omega explained why the original launch date was not met. Omega explained that due to an issue with the rating of the game, the release date had to be moved back.

When AEW first set out to create a video game they wanted to produce a game that would be rated T for teens.  Unfortunately, the game that was created could not be rated T due to too much blood and guts in the game. AEW was forced to scale back the game a little to meet the T rating.  Due to the scaling back, AEW has done on the game, Fight Forever will officially be ranked T for teens. 

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Taking it old school 

Often time a game will sacrifice certain features. Or have poorer gameplay overall due to trying to produce the best graphics possible.  In an era that sees a constant battle of who can produce the best graphics AEW has taken a different approach. WWF No Mercy in many wrestling fan’s opinion is the greatest wrestling game ever produced. Knowing this AEW set out to produce a game that had the same feel and gameplay style as No Mercy.  What this means is a game that has a little less realistic feel of a WWE 2k game, and a more arcade style of gameplay as a NO Mercy from the early 2000’s. The reasoning behind this is AEW wants the best wrestling video game out.

They felt that sacrificing graphics would be ok if the in-ring game was far better than any other option on the shelves today.  Will this gamble pay off we will see come June 29th. The gameplay currently being released looks like a fun and energetic game the likes of which we haven’t seen in years. The video circulating on social media shows a feature where you can skateboard around during a match. Features like this can make gamers want to keep playing. But no one will know for sure how the consumers take to this game until June 29

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AEW has taken a different approach to its game. The look and feel will be unlike anything on the shelves today. In a time where graphics are one of the major selling points of a game. Will the fans be ok with the lesser graphics if the gameplay overall is better? Only time will tell. We haven’t had an American wrestling company outside of WWE since Impact in 2008. Any alternative is a breath of fresh air. Interesting note on Fight Forever Cody will be the first wrestler in both a AEW and WWE video game in the same calendar year. Let’s hope the fans take a liking to this game so that AEW fight forever will be the first of many games produced by AEW. 

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Joey Wood

Joe Wood was born and raised in the Mayfair section of Philadelphia. A dedicated father of 2, a boy and a girl. Who is a lifelong Philadelphia 4 for 4-er. Joe found a passion for Professional wrestling from a young age thanks to his father, who took him to live events. Currently, Joe is studying at Full Sail University to achieve his bachelor’s degree in sports marketing and media. Once completed, he hopes to be able to cover sports full-time.

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