Within AEW‘s first year, some of those within the company confirmed that work had already begun on the promotion’s first video game. Revealing that information might have been a mistake as at the time, wrestling fans were used to WWE launching a game every single year. Since then, WWE 2K has taken more than two years to work on WWE 2K22, and AEW taking its time over what will be its very first console game is being encouraged.
Even though a recent report suggested the game could be here by September, details about it are still few and far between. However, Tony Khan has finally revealed what the game will actually be called. The AEW owner appeared in front of the in-house crowd for this week’s Rampage taping, revealing to them that the game will be called AEW: Fight Forever. The company filed a trademark for that name last month according to The Wrestling Observer.
Fans at the taping were encouraged to chant Fight Forever so they could be recorded and used in the game, which is pretty cool for anyone in attendance. A number of wrestler chants were also started up and recorded for the games including FTR, Aubrey Edwards, Cash Wheeler, Dax Harwood, Jeff Hardy, Sting, Adam Cole, and Hangman Page, indicating some of the other wrestlers who will be a part of the roster.
No big surprises there, of course, but perhaps a couple of interesting ones. Cole and Hardy being in the game even though they signed with AEW within the last year. Edwards having her own chant is also a cool inclusion. WWE games don’t tend to use different or even recognizable referees. AEW makes a bigger deal of its refs though, particularly Edwards who is the promotion’s leading official.
AEW’s game finally having a name leans into the reports that it could well be here before the end of 2022, as well as the news that there is now a publisher attached. Very little has been revealed about its gameplay at this point though, and there hasn’t really been anything close to a proper trailer. That might well be coming soon, and perhaps the chants recorded for Fight Forever this week will make a cameo appearance.