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Yukes, THQ, and AEW have officially announced the company''s first-ever foray into the video game world. While the existence of the game was no secret, the teams put out today''s statement after several retailers, including Amazon UK and Xtralife, disclosed several features, modes, roster members, and the cover art to the debutante wrestling title.
According to retailer listings and the official statement, the digital ring-rocker will feature newly improved tag mechanics, support for online Vs/co-op multiplayer, as well as an impressive range of over 40 weapons, daily in-game challenges, and many more. A selection of featured match types includes standard one-on-one, multi-wrestler, and tag-team shows, Unsanctioned barb Wire Death Matches, and, an AEW trademark, the Casino Battle Royale.
A selection of new screenshots (aside from the placeholder page for the final release), features noted roster members Kenny Omega, Nyla Rose, Kris Statlander, and Chris Jericho, as well as as as-yet-unannounced AEW stars such as Dr. Britt Baker, Jon Moxley, Yuka Sakazaki, Darby Allin, Abadon, Thunder Rosa, and the current AEW TBS Champion, Jade Cargill. Referee Aubrey
One of the first things I did after signing with AEW was to ask [AEW promoter] Tony Khan to assist assemble the best gaming team on the planet, and to make the best wrestling game ever, according to Omega, EVP of AEW. Well, by partnering with global publishing and distribution powerhouse THQ Nordic for. The THQ brand has long been synonymous with wrestling games, there is simply no more qualified partner to bring to the millions of wrestling fans the world over.
The journey to release has been rocky for originally announced in November 2020, with even these retail listings offering up more information on the title than anything that has been officially released by the promotion itself. There have also been internet whispers that are experiencing a complicated development cycle, with stories of creative differences between the developers and wrestlers involved, as well as unconfirmed rumors that the project has already gone way over budget.
Yukes, a veteran wrestling game company, is currently on PlayStation, PC, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch platforms. There is still no indication of an official launch date outside the intended release date of 2022.