The long wait for the release of AEW: Fight Forever seems to be coming to a close as Fightful is reporting the game will be released on June 27.
In their report, they note that they had been hearing from various retailers that the game would be hitting shelves at the end of next month. However, they were finally able to get confirmation of the exact date, and now the countdown clock can officially begin. The game’s release will coincide with AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2, which will take place on June 25 from Toronto at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The engine for the game is said to be owned by AEW so it is possible that it could be used again for a future release. The playability looks to be similar to the classic WWF No Mercy game that was released in 2000 for the Nintendo 64 and is said to be very smooth. As of now, the plan is to do a one-off release of the game with constant updates being offered. So, new wrestlers, gear, venues, weapons, and other additions should become available as time goes on.
In regard to the Create-A-Wrestler function the game offers, Fightful was told that it will have its limitations, and there are no plans for Community creation at this time. That means that if you are looking to pit Nick Gage against Kenny Omega, you’re probably going to have to create the MDK leader yourself using the game’s apparently limited Create-A-Wrestler option.
The official release date announcement is expected in the next week and could be among many big announcements for the company. AEW has still not announced CM Punk’s return to the promotion, and, despite some speculation coming out of the Warner Brothers Discovery Upfront presentation, it still looks like that could be coming very soon.
There’s also the possibility of a press release regarding a new TV rights deal for AEW on TNT and TBS. If some reports are to be believed, Tony Khan and his All Elite pro wrestling outfit could pocket one billion dollars, or more, over a period of years, for the rights to their TV properties.