The reason that June 29 specifically was chosen as the release date for the AEW Fight Forever video game has been revealed.
The official announcement was made yesterday by Kenny Omega on the AEW Games social media pages.
The game was originally announced back in November 2020 and has reportedly been delayed numerous times due to issues such as having to tone down the violence and gore to be accepted for the Teen age rating.
With the date now finally set and just over a month away, a new report has revealed exactly why June 29 was chosen.
June 29 is a Thursday, which goes against the video game tradition of being released on either Tuesday or Friday.
According to Matt Black for WrestleZone, sources said the reason a Thursday was chosen was so that the game can be promoted on the June 28 episode of Dynamite, which will obviously be a Wednesday night.
The idea is to drive people to getting last-minute pre-orders in, and then be able to play it as soon as it releases at midnight, just a couple of hours after Dynamite has finished.
AEW and THQ Nordic reportedly have “a lot of marketing ready” for the next several weeks ahead of the game’s release.
Here’s the full press release that accompanied yesterday’s announcement:
THQ NORDIC AND AEW ANNOUNCE RELEASE DATE FOR “AEW: FIGHT FOREVER”
— AEW’s Highly Anticipated Console Video Game Will Enter the Ring on June 29 —
May 22, 2023 – Vienna, Austria and Jacksonville, FL — Arcade wrestling game fans rejoice – it’s almost time to climb the ladder and make yourself famous!
THQ Nordic GmbH and All Elite Wrestling (AEW) today confirmed that they will bring developer YUKE’s highly anticipated arcade wrestling creation AEW: Fight Forever to PS4TM, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC and Nintendo® Switch on Thursday, June 29, 2023.
A word from AEW: Fight Forever creative director Kenny Omega: https://youtu.be/6JEyDX8vvlw.
“When I first signed with AEW, Tony Khan gave me the opportunity to assemble the best gaming team that understands and respects professional wrestling, to make the best wrestling games ever,” said Kenny Omega, Executive Vice President and former AEW World Champion and World Tag Team Champion at AEW.
“Thanks to our incredible collaboration with Geta, YUKE’s and THQ Nordic, a new era of professional wrestling gaming is quickly approaching. AEW: Fight Forever has exceeded my highest expectations, and I’m confident that June 29 will be a momentous day for wrestling fans and gamers alike.”
“Since our initial announcement, fans worldwide have shown unbridled passion around the launch of Fight Forever, and AEW has proven through our exciting storylines and hard-hitting wrestling action that good things come to those who wait,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW.
“With Fight Forever, Kenny and our world-class team have delivered an authentic, nostalgic feel of wrestling games past, along with the unmatched creativity that AEW brings to the table. It’s going to be cool to see our fans finally getting a fresh and much-needed alternative next-gen console wrestling game on June 29. AEW has the greatest fans on the planet, and I’m excited for them to experience this new way to engage with our stars.”
Recognized for its retro approach to design including hand-crafted animations and nostalgic arcade feel, AEW: Fight Forever presents wrestling fans with their first chance to pull off wrestling moves only seen on the wildly popular AEW programming.
Online co-op wrestling is going completely next level with Tag-Team matches that feature sequences of team maneuvers performed with simple commands.
A long roster of the most popular AEW wrestlers, career mode, wrestler customization, signature AEW arenas, multiple match types and even some good ol’ fashioned unsanctioned fun await!
AEW: Fight Forever Features:
Casino Battle Royale
Falls Count Anywhere
Unsanctioned Lights-Out (allows use of weapons and, of course, lots of blood)
Exploding Barbed Wire Death Matches
Wide Range of Customization Modes
Custom Wrestlers (attire and appearance)
Follow @aewgames for AEW: Fight Forever for updates, including upcoming pre-order and Elite Edition details!
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