All Elite Wrestling’s new game is named after a Crowd Chant, and it’s too cute

A screenshot from the upcoming AEW Fight Forever's early footage showing Kenny Omega in the ring.

[Little V’s ‘Battle Cry’ intensifies].
Screenshot: AEW Games / Yuke’s / Kotaku

After AEW Dynamite and Rampage went off the air, President Tony Khan came out to the live audience and announced the official name of its upcoming video game. Its name: AEW: Fight forever.

For accustomed readers of wrestling “dirt sheets”The title of AEW’s upcoming video game will come as no surprise after the campaign trademark of the name at the end of March.

“Fight Forever” is one of many infectious songs that wrestling fans break out and tell the wrestlers how impressed they are with their in-ring smurfing, hoping the exhibited slumber-slug party never ends.

In addition to the live Pittsburgh audience’s scoop for the game title, AEW ringleader Justin Roberts invited fans to perform a series of chants which would be recorded for the game. What followed was a rumble of chants for AEW World Champion “Hangman” Adam Page, double Adam Cole “Bay Bay” and “Boom” chants, and “FTR”, “Dax” and “Cash” chants and chants for the Sting icon. The footage indicates that these wrestlers will be playable, or at least present, in the game along with Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Darby Allin, Jungle Boy and Hikaru Shida, who were already announced.

In September, the AEW announced that the late, large Owen Hart would also be added to the list as a playable character. The announcement came as a result of AEW’s partnership with the nonprofit charity, the Owen Hart Foundation. It will mark Hart’s first appearance in a wrestling video game since Showdown: Legends of Wrestling in 2004.

Early recordings of AEW: Fight forever was first unveiled in November last year. The company also created a series of spoof press conference videos about the game and parodied video game presentations such as E3. Last June and September, AEW fans gave a sneak peak of wrestlers Darby and Jungle boy‘s motion set during a developer update.

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The game is reportedly developed by Yuke’s, the Japanese studio behind it WWE Smackdown! and WWE 2K games, with the help of Hideyuki Iwashita, who directed WWF No Mercy and Def Jam Vendetta. One can safely say that the game is in good hands.

Screenshot from AEW Games 1.0 special event where wrestlers stand in front of a podium and showcase their upcoming video games.

Do not pay attention to the blurred “son of a plumber” in this picture.
Screenshot: AEW Games / Kotaku

“I’m very excited to have been involved in the new AEW wrestling game,” Iwashita said during the AEW Games’ 1.0 special event in November 2020, adding that it would be “a dream wrestling game for fans around the world.”

It should also be noted that AEW already has two mobile games, so this will not be the first game for the wrestling company ever. But it will be the first console game, according to a November 2020 press release.

According to Fightful Select (which is the payment wall, but the report was divided by Wrestling Inc), AEW: Fight forever expected to be released sometime in September this year.