It’s a chant you might have heard ring throughout an independent wrestling show ten years ago as two up-and-comers put on a spectacle in front of hundreds of die-hards. Now though, it’s a banner emblazoned across the top of a PS5 game box (or an email with a download code in todays terms). FIGHT. FOREVER.That’s the title of All Elite Wrestling’s first venture into the gaming world. One that was birthed out of a meeting between AEW star, Kenny Omega and Nic Sobic, the SVP of Business Development, just a day after the new professional wrestling company launched!
Nic told us the story, saying “We went to Tony Khan (AEW CEO) and said, ‘Thanks for taking that tremendous leap of faith. How do you feel about taking another one?’ And that’s kind of how the AEW FIGHT FOREVER video game was born.”
Nic continued, “And the great thing about our founder is, he’s super analytical and data-centric. So, we presented to him the business case that there hasn’t been a wrestling game like this, on the market, for a very long time, and AEW fans are die-hard gamers! So, we just put a compelling business case in front of him and three and a half years later, here we are!”
One of the big differences in this game than many other combat video games out today is, AEW FIGHT FOREVER took a more “arcade” approach to the visuals rather than “sim”, making it much easier for anyone to play from the get-go! While this game still has stunning detail in everything you see with each of the wrestlers you fight against, the complication in key strokes on the controller and the ability to actually accomplish something from the start is a breath of fresh air! However, if you are a die-hard gamer, you won’t be bored with this game.These guys really spent the last three years, combing through every detail to put together an exciting game for you too.
Much like the wrestling company has challenged the norms in the sports entertainment world, so has AEW FIGHT FOREVER in the gaming world.
AEW FIGHT FOREVER is available on most all consoles, Thursday, June 29th.