AEW Fight Forever: Roster, match types, platforms & everything we know

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The first All Elite Wrestling (AEW) game, titled ‘Fight Forever,’ is now in development, and while it’s still a ways off, we already have a good idea of what to expect. Here’s everything we know.

The pro-wrestling paradigm shift is now in full effect. Just a few short years after the first televised show, AEW is now set to release a fully-fledged multi-platform game to rival WWE 2K22. AEW Fight Forever will also be developed by Yukes – some of the most experienced wrestling game creators in the business.

Fight Forever may still be in early development, but there’s plenty for wrestling fans to be excited about. From match types, roster, and gameplay details, here’s everything we know about the game from WWE’s biggest rival.

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AEW console game gameplay
All Elite Wrestling / Yuke's
AEW’s first console game is now in active development.

AEW game officially titled Fight Forever

Following a live AEW Rampage show in April 2022, owner Tony Khan told a lively Pittsburgh crowd that the name of the AEW game would be ‘AEW Fight Forever.’

This name was formally revealed on May 4, 2022, in an AEW Live Stream and then on Twitter.

Does AEW Fight Forever have a release date?

The game does not currently have a release date, although reports from Fightful Select indicate the game is planned to release in 2022, with September being the current target.

AEW wrestler and Executive Vice President, Kenny Omega, also echoed this in an April podcast, saying, he is “hoping” that the game remains on track for “this year” – meaning 2022.

In further comments with Fightful in June, Omega outlined how “the creative process is almost complete.”

We know how the matches will flow, we know some of the systems, it’s now in a process of being tuned. Still a lot of stuff to implement. But our guys now at Yuke’s are working at a blistering pace.”

Doubling down once again, the former AEW champ remained “hopeful” that they can stay on schedule “to make sure [they] get the game out this year.”

AEW Fight Forever: Platforms

AEW Fight Forever is set to launch across the following platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, & Xbox Series X|S, and PC. There’s currently no word on a Nintendo Switch version of the game.

AEW has confirmed that crossplay is planned, clearly stating “there will be cross-platform gameplay,” during an interview with Wrestling Observer Radio.

AEW Fight Forever: Trailers

Check out the various trailers below:

Teaser Trailer

Darby Allin Reveal trailer

Jungle Boy Reveal

Kris Statlander Reveal

Nyla Rose Reveal

AEW Fight Forever: Developers

Renowned Japanese studio Yuke’s is developing on AEW Fight Forever. The company is best known for its work in the genre and has over  25 years of experience making wrestling games.

Their prior work includes the WWE Smackdown titles on PlayStation, the popular Smackdown vs Raw series, and most of the more recent WWE 2K games.

Gameplay Details

Kenny Omega explained, that AEW is not going to try and “compete with the production values of WWE’s games.” Instead, AEW Fight Forever aims to revisit the classic wrestling game style. “We just want the wrestling to feel how it used to feel,” he said.

Omega is an avid gamer who named his finishing move after Final Fantasy 7. He’s also a big fan of arcade fighting games like Street Fighter, so it will be interesting to see if this influences AEW Fight Forever.

AEW console game gameplay
All Elite Wrestling / Yuke's
AEW Fight Forever is on course for a 2022 release, but this could change.

When it comes to game modes, not much is known at present. While a ‘Create a Wrestler’ mode has been confirmed, we’re yet to hear about game modes like  General Manager, multiplayer, or a ranking system.

A Story/Career Mode is reportedly in the works, however, according to Fightful Select. This storyline supposedly includes input from multiple wrestlers and could already have some unique music locked in, made by none other than AEW’s Mikey Rukus.

AEW Fight Forever: Match Types

Official match types to be featured in the AEW console game haven’t yet been revealed, although Kenny Omega has said: “We have a lot of match types,” without going into any specifics. 

Below are the confirmed match types we will see in AEW Fight Forever, although we expect to see many more:

  • Singles match 
  • Intergender singles match 

AEW Fight Forever: Roster

We imagine many more will be added in time. AEW has a roster of over 100 wrestlers, with the possibility of even more when we consider their ownership of former rival Ring of Honor (ROH).

This could also see ROH wrestlers appearing in AEW Fight Forever, as several have already appeared on AEW’s TV shows. A handful of AEW roster members now hold ROH titles too, so this is likely to factor into content in the future, such as roster updates and DLC.

Kris statlander AEW fight forever
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Kris Statlander was unveiled as a roster member in May 2022.

However, the developers have said that the game will include 50 wrestlers when it launches.

This means the game is only likely to include performers who appear on the main roster (AEW Dynamite and Rampage) at first, although more could be added in DLC expansions.

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