New gameplay of the AEW videogame

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by Simone Brugnoli
New gameplay of the AEW videogame

In these days the 2022 edition of Gamescom, the famous fair dedicated to the world of videogames, is being held in Cologne, Germany. Fans attending the big event were able to experience first-hand Fight Forever, the first video game from AEW.

For the occasion, a new gameplay video was shown on social networks. We see a screen where William Regal explains to players the keys to fight (apparently very basic) while CM Punk and Paul Wight (who had not yet been announced as a member of the roster) clash.

The graphics engine leaves something to be desired, being a new generation console video game, but the gameplay seems to follow that of Here Comes the Pain! and No Mercy, two classics from the world of Wrestling. A very arcade experience, then.

New gameplay of the AEW video game

As for the updates on the different game modes, there will be more mini-games than what was seen in a recent gameplay video. We will have the three previously shown and a fourth centered on The King of Sloth Style, Orange Cassidy.

The game's story / career mode will not be like the career mode of other wrestling games, being described as "very different from anything ever created before." Additionally, many of the talent who made it to All Elite earlier this year will not be in the game, at least for the time being, including some former WWE wrestlers who after being fired from the company went straight to Tony Khan.

Internally, the release date for "AEW: Fight Forever" has been pushed back, with Kenny Omega previously saying that the hope is that the game will be released in September. Fightful also said that THQ Nordic has been making waves in the last few months pushing for some additions and bug fixes to the game.

WWE Hall of Famer Booker T recently spoke about AEW personalities having genuine fun making their product. “I agree with a lot of it, but the one thing I think even WWE, the company that I worked for, needs to keep an eye on, one thing that I’ve always noticed is, there doesn’t have to be a whole lot of people there, but if you see it on television, and it looks like it’s a lot of people there and it looks like that everybody’s having fun, you feel like you missed out on something,” Booker T noted.