AEW: Fight Forever Lets You Tap Into Your Wrestling Nostalgia

Did you play old-school wrestling games back when you were a kid? Well, AEW: Fight Forever is trying to tap into that arcade wrestling nostalgia.

Published: August 3, 2022 11:38 AM /


A banner showing some of the wrestlers in AEW: Fight Forever

Yuke's and THQ have officially unveiled AEW: Fight Forever, which might be the nostalgic wrestler that wrestling fans have been waiting for. The game is due to launch on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and Nintendo Switch. Right now, its only major competition is WWE 2K22, which controversially featured microtransactions for the first time in the series back when it released in March.

It's currently unknown whether AEW: Fight Forever will go down the microtransaction route as well. What we do know is that the wrestling title has been in the works for a while and was officially confirmed back in May, so we'll have to see how AEW compares to the currently uncontested champ.

What can I expect from AEW: Fight Forever?

THQ and Yuke's are pulling no punches for AEW: Fight Forever. Modes include expected match types like single, tag-team, 3-way, 4-way, and ladder. More interesting modes include Casino Battle Royale, Falls Count Anywhere, Unsanctioned Lights Out, and Exploding Barbed Wire Death. The game will also support online co-op multiplayer matches. I'm not sure what Falls Count Anywhere or Unsanctioned Lights Out mean (are players fighting in the dark?) but Exploding Barbed Wire Death seems self-explanatory and sounds like a lot of fun. The online co-op multiplayer should also get some attention from wrestling fans, as should the supposedly "deep career mode" that previous wrestling games have excelled at.

AEW: Fight Forever
This guys is about to be sent to the twilight zone.

Speaking of previous wrestling games, the developer of AEW: Fight Forever, Yuke's, has made many WWE titles, so it definitely has the pedigree to make a fun wrestling game. That pedigree shows in fun features like the customization AEW: Fight Forever offers, which includes the wrestler attire and appearance as well as move sets, entrances, teams, and arenas. There will also be more than 40 weapons to beat people with, along with mini-games and daily and weekly challenges to complete.

While this sounds cool and all, what's even cooler is that the trailer for this game has been leaked a week early. Who doesn't like game leaks, eh? Check out the leaked trailer here.

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