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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

THQ NORDIC AND AEW ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR “AEW: FIGHT FOREVER”


May 22, 2023 – Vienna, Austria and Jacksonville, FL -- Arcade wrestling game fans rejoice – it’s almost time to climb the ladder and make yourself famous! THQ Nordic GmbH and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) today confirmed that they will bring developer YUKE’s highly anticipated arcade wrestling creation AEW: Fight Forever to PS4TM, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo® Switch on Thursday, June 29, 2023.


A word from AEW: Fight Forever creative director Kenny Omega: https://youtu.be/6JEyDX8vvlw.


“When I first signed with AEW, Tony Khan gave me the opportunity to assemble the best gaming team that understands and respects professional wrestling, to make the best wrestling games ever,” said Kenny Omega, Executive Vice President and former AEW World Champion and World Tag Team Champion at AEW. “Thanks to our incredible collaboration with Geta, YUKE’s and THQ Nordic, a new era of professional wrestling gaming is quickly approaching. AEW: Fight Forever has exceeded my highest expectations, and I’m confident that June 29 will be a momentous day for wrestling fans and gamers alike.”


“Since our initial announcement, fans worldwide have shown unbridled passion around the

launch of Fight Forever, and AEW has proven through our exciting storylines and hard-hitting

wrestling action that good things come to those who wait,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “With Fight Forever, Kenny and our world-class team have delivered an authentic, nostalgic feel of wrestling games past, along with the unmatched creativity that AEW brings to the table. It’s going to be cool to see our fans finally getting a fresh and much-needed alternative next-gen console wrestling game on June 29. AEW has the greatest fans on the planet, and I’m excited for them to experience this new way to engage with our stars.”


Recognized for its retro approach to design including hand-crafted animations and nostalgic

arcade feel, AEW: Fight Forever presents wrestling fans with their first chance to pull off

wrestling moves only seen on the wildly popular AEW programming. Online co-op wrestling is going completely next level with Tag-Team matches that feature sequences of team maneuvers performed with simple commands. A long roster of the most popular AEW wrestlers, career mode, wrestler customization, signature AEW arenas, multiple match types and even some good ol’ fashioned unsanctioned fun await!


AEW: Fight Forever Features:

• Match Types

o Single Matches

o Tag-Team

o 3-Way

o 4-Way

o Ladder Matches

o Casino Battle Royale

o Falls Count Anywhere

o Unsanctioned Lights-Out (allows use of weapons and, of course, lots of blood)

o Exploding Barbed Wire Death Matches

• Career Mode

• Wide Range of Customization Modes

o Custom Wrestlers (attire and appearance)

o Custom Move-Sets

o Custom Entrances

o Custom Teams

o Custom Arenas

• Online Multiplayer

• And more!


Follow @aewgames for AEW: Fight Forever for updates, including upcoming pre-order and Elite Edition details!


About YUKE’s Co. Ltd.

After developing the world’s first 3D wrestling video game engine for the PlayStation, YUKE’S has continued to lead the world in fighting game technology. YUKES’ main expertise lies in having the foresight and planning ability to methodically research the subject matter of an upcoming title to be able to transform the product into the optimal consumer gaming experience, and having the technology at hand required to do so. YUKE’S has undertaken the planning & development of numerous game titles which have been released across markets worldwide. We will continue to provide entertainment, dreams, and profound inspiration to people around the world through the creative expression of innovative ideas.

YUKE’S Co., Ltd. Official Website: https://www.yukes.co.jp/


About AEW

Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan in 2019, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness and energy into the industry. “AEW: Dynamite” airs every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET on TBS and attracts the youngest wrestling audience on television. The fight-forward “AEW: Rampage” airs every Friday from 10-11 p.m. ET on TNT, and the new “AEW: Collision” airs every Saturday from 8-10 p.m. ET on TNT. AEW’s multi-platform content also includes “Being the Elite,” a weekly behind-the-scenes YouTube series, and “AEW Unrestricted,” a weekly podcast series. For more info, check out Twitter.com/AEW;


About THQ Nordic

The official boilerplate can be found on our website http://www.thqnordic.com.

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