AEW have officially revealed that an AEW console video game is now in development with former WWE 2K developer Yuke’s and WWF No Mercy director Hideyuki “Geta” Iwashita both involved!
During the ‘AEW Games 1.0 Special Event’, Kenny Omega unveiled early gameplay footage of the game showing himself and Chris Jericho facing off in an AEW Dynamite arena. The two dodged each other’s offence before Jericho stepped back and allowed Hikaru Shida to attack Omega, revealing that intergender wrestling will be a feature within the game.
A graphic showing the AEW logo alongside the logo of Yuke’s was shown at the end of the gameplay – announcing that the long-time WWE games developer would be involved – before showing a short teaser of the Meltzer Driver in-game with Excalibur calling the move as it happened.
At the end of the event, Omega also unveiled Hideyuki “Geta” Iwashita (director of the critically-acclaimed WWF No Mercy) as the newest member of the AEW Games team and allowed the legendary developer to say a few words:
“Hi Kenny, it’s Geta-san.
Thank you so much for reaching out to me this time. I was the director of WWF No Mercy for Nintendo 64 about 20 years ago. I’m very excited to be involved in the new AEW wrestling game.
Let’s create a dream wrestling game for AEW fans around the world and for all fans of the game.” (SIC)
In a press release announcing the launch of AEW Games, Omega expressed his own excitement on the future of both the console game as well as AEW Elite General Manager and AEW Casino: Double Or Nothing:
“Every once in a while, a revolutionary company comes along and changes everything. AEW is doing that today. When I first signed with AEW, I asked Tony Khan to let me help assemble the best gaming team on the planet, to make the best wrestling games ever. With masterminds like Geta and the incredible team at YUKE’S, we are well on the path to deliver a fresh, vastly superior gaming experience that our fans deserve.”
The AEW console video game will be available on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 – alongside being Yuke’s first wrestling video game since WWE 2K19 and Iwashita’s first since WWF No Mercy. The game is as of yet untitled and there has been no release date announced, though it could be speculated from the early development warning that it’ll be sometime before AEW fans will be able to get their hands on the game themselves.
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