At the moment, after years of hypothesis, AEW formally unveiled its videogames. The wrestling promotion has a number of titles within the works, together with a cellular reserving sim known as AEW: Elite Basic Supervisor, and a conventional wrestling recreation that doesn’t but have a title. All Elite Wrestling supplied the primary particulars on the video games as a part of a stream to launch the AEW Video games model.
That foremost, conventional wrestling recreation is, after all, probably the most thrilling. It’s acquired a calmly stylized aesthetic, and options wrestlers together with Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, and Hikaru Shida – and the footage consists of intergender competitors, as properly. It’s coming to “present and next-gen consoles”. (Fingers crossed that the door’s open for PC, as properly.)
It’s in improvement at Yuke’s, the Japanese studio which beforehand co-developed the WWE 2K sequence and which, in several occasions, made titles like Smackdown: Right here Comes the Ache. The staff additionally consists of No Mercy director Hideyuki Iwashita. VGC reported in 2019 that Yuke’s workers had change into annoyed with the constraints of creating the 2K sequence, and was planning to launch a brand new wrestling recreation.
AEW’s locker room is full of nerds, and expertise has been teasing a giant videogame effort for ages. AEW conveniently has some recreation business expertise in its ranks, too. Referee Aubrey Edwards has a decade of experience in videogames, and helps construct the AEW Video games initiative.
Take a look at some fighting games to fill your want for choreographed violence forward of the launch of AEW’s titles.