A better look at AEW’s first-ever console game next week, and further confirmation that it might be here this year.
AEW higher-ups revealed very early on into the promotion’s existence that it was already working on the company’s first-ever console game. It might have let the cat out of the bag a little early in that regard as AEW is now three years old and the game still isn’t here. In fact, it doesn’t even have a release date attached, nor have we seen any gameplay beyond a couple of very early, very short clips featuring Jungle Boy and Darby Allin, along with a few others.
The wait could soon be over, though. It was teased yesterday, and then confirmed on Dynamite, that fans will get a sneak peek of the new game via All Elite Arcade on May 4. “Follow AEW Games Twitch for Notifactions! Tune in at 11 a.m. on May 4th for Console Game sneak peak,” the tweet reads. Excalibur made the same announcement live on Dynamite a few hours later.
Hopefully the sneak peek will be something more akin to a trailer than the test footage we have seen so far. If the timeframe reportedly connected to the game is accurate, then it’s probably safe to assume a better look at what the game is actually going to be is coming. It was reported a short while ago that a September 2022 release might be possible, and now Kenny Omega has confirmed the aim is to get the game out there before the end of the year.
“We’re working real hard on trying to get something that is presentable, trying to get something that is gonna be complete, ASAP and hopefully that means this year,” Omega said during an appearance on Put Your Quarters On The Glass. He also pointed to new materials being revealed soon, which was likely a reference to the announcement made on Twitter and then Dynamite last night as his podcast appearance came before the news broke.
News surrounding AEW’s first console game appears to be emerging more and more frequently, strongly suggesting a full reveal is in the offing. There were even reports earlier this month that fans in attendance for a Rampage taping were asked to perform chants that were recorded for the game. It’s also believed Tony Khan revealed the game will be called Fight Forever while those chants were being recorded.