All Elite Wrestling are set to join the video game market with ‘AEW Fight Forever’, available on console and PC in late 2022. Here we look at the confirmed roster so far.
AEW and video game fans were sent in to a frenzy when AEW President Tony Khan spoke of “multiple games” in development during a post-show media scrum following AEW Full Gear in November 2021. The following day AEW’s console game was officially unveiled alongside mobile games ‘AEW Elite General Manager’ and ‘AEW Casino: Double Or Nothing’ during AEW Games 1.0 Special Event.
In the months since, roster members and modes the game will feature have been confirmed, with AEW providing updates via the AEW Games YouTube and Twitch channels. A trailer showing AEW stars Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho has been released, alongside development footage of Nyla Rose, Kris Statlander, Jungle Boy and Darby Allin.
Former AEW Champion and renowned video game enthusiast Kennny Omega has been working closely with the game’s development team Yuke’s to make the AEW game a reality.
Fightful Select provided an update on the state of the game with Omega said to have gone “above and beyond” with his contributions to the game, which included getting the director of the popular WWF No Mercy games, Hideyuki Iwashita, to be involved in the game’s development.
AEW Fight Forever Confirmed Roster
The reported AEW Fight Forever roster currently sits at around 50 stars, but the first release may well see some notable omissions.
Roster members confirmed so far are:
- Chris Jericho
- Darby Allin
- Hikaru Shida
- Jungle Boy
- Kenny Omega
- Kris Statlander
- Nyla Rose
- Owen Hart
- Bryan Danielson
- CM Punk
- Adam Cole
- Ruby Soho
- Thunder Rosa
- Matt Jackson
- Nick Jackson
Bodyslam.net reported that Owen Hart is planned to be part of the game with AEW holding the men and women’s Owen Hart Foundation tournaments that will culminate at Double Or Nothing. It will be the first time Owen Hart has appeared in a video game in almost 20 years, with his last appearance coming in ‘Showdown: Legends of Wrestling’ released in 2004.
AEW Fight Forever Release Date
Although there is no official release date for the game, it was recently reported that the game has a tentative internal release date of late September. There is said to still be plenty of work to be done, but a September 2022 release is the target.
You can follow updates on all things AEW Fight Forever here at Inside The Ropes or by following AEW Games.