AEW: Fight Forever is getting a new gameplay trailer that emphasizes classic arcade-style gameplay while confirming the release date delay.
AEW: Fighting forever was originally set to release sometime later this year, but as many fans have already guessed, the game’s release date has now been pushed back to 2023. AEW: Fighting forever is the first traditional video game release for All Elite Wrestling, and it taps into nostalgia by opting for an arcade-style approach more in line with classic wrestling games of the Nintendo 64 era.
Although it didn’t have a title back then, it wasn’t long after AEW’s creation that the AEW video game was announced. The project has been in development for years with Yuke’s, the studio that previously worked on WWE’s video games. The former AEW World Champion was also involved in the development of the game WWF No mercy Director Hideyuki “Geta” Washita. Whether this translates into a quality product remains to be seen, but fans can check out the latest gameplay trailer and judge for themselves.
It seems that PlayStation has skipped the gun with the release of the new one AEW: Fighting forever Gameplay trailer as originally slated to debut during the Full Gear pay-per-view on November 19th at 6pm CT. The trailer spotlights various AEW stars and paints the game as a throwback to the glory days of the pro wrestling games and features footage of an in-game Lights Out match between Britt Baker and Hikaru Shida using thumbtacks.
Besides thumbtacks, AEW: Fighting forever Wrestlers can attack each other with baseball bats wrapped in barbed wire, fire extinguishers, bowling balls, skateboards, glass bottles, steel chairs and more. needless to say AEW: Fighting forever Goes for an over-the-top gameplay style, and it’ll be interesting to see if that pays off.
The wide range of weapons is not the only way AEW: Fighting forever tends towards the absurd. Reminiscent of games like Pokémon Stadium, AEW: Fighting forever has a number of mini-games that players can try to get a break from the core wrestling action.
Noticeably absent at the latest AEW: Fighting forever Gameplay trailer is CM Punk, who was previously the game’s cover athlete. That AEW: Fighting forever Cover is nowhere to be seen in the trailer, which could be a strong indication that CM Punk is being removed from the game. This hasn’t been confirmed at the time of writing this article, but if it’s true, one has to imagine that removing punk from the art of boxing could potentially hurt the game’s sales. Punk, for the uninitiated, was embroiled in a legitimate behind-the-scenes altercation with The Elite following the AEW All Out pay-per-view event, which saw everyone involved suspended. Punk isn’t expected to return to AEW Television, but he’s still technically signed to the company at the time of writing.
AEW: Fighting forever will be released in 2023 for PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.
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