The first All Elite Wrestling (AEW) console game is now in active development, and while it’s still a long way off, we already have a good idea of what to expect. From an early look at the roster to full gameplay details, here’s everything we know.
The paradigm shift is now in full swing. Just a few years after its first television show, AEW will disrupt the gaming industry in a big way.
After a handful of mobile titles, a full-fledged console game is now in development by some of the most experienced wrestling game developers.
While it’s still too early, there’s plenty to be excited about with the launch of AEW’s first console. From match types and platforms to gameplay details, here’s everything we know about the AEW console game†
Does the AEW Console Game have a release date?
AEW’s first console game currently has no release date. Since the title is still in its infancy, we don’t have a release window yet either.
While the project was first unveiled at the end of 2020, there’s no telling at this point how far along it will be. Fans can still wait until late 2023 or early 2024 to get their hands on the AEW console game.
AEW Console Game: Platforms
The first AEW console game will launch on the following platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X | s.
There’s currently no telling if the upcoming title will eventually make its way to other platforms like PC or even the Nintendo Switch.
Regardless of your hardware, AEW has confirmed that fans can still play with and against their friends across platforms. “There will be cross-platform gameplay,” Kenny Omega announced on Wrestling Observer Radio†
AEW Console Game: Trailers
AEW Console Game Teaser Trailer
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AEW Console Game Jungle Boy Reveal
AEW Console Game: Developers
Renowned Japanese studio Yuke’s is currently leading the development of the AEW console game†
Yuke’s team is best known for its work in the professional wrestling genre and has over 25 years of experience in the space.
From the early WWE Smackdown titles on PlayStation to the popular Smackdown vs Raw series, all the way to WWE 2K19, Yuke’s has been responsible for a vast majority of professional wrestling games.
AEW Console Game: Gameplay Details
While we don’t see a full game unfold in AEW’s console game yet, we do have a good idea of what it will look and feel like.
Instead of trying to “compete with the production values of WWE games” like Kenny Omega explainedAEW wants to revisit the classic wrestling style instead. “We just want wrestling to feel like it used to feel,” he said.
Based on early footage, this means the AEW console game will be more in line with, say, a WWF No Mercy than a WWE 2K release. Faster actions, smoother combat and an overall faster pace can all be expected, Omega says.
Outside of the square circle itself, not much is known about the remaining features to round out the pack. While “create a wrestler” has been confirmed, we’re yet to hear about things like a GM mode or a multiplayer ranking system.
A Story Mode is reportedly in the works, according to pugnacious selection† This storyline supposedly features input from multiple wrestlers and could already feature some unique music created by none other than AEW’s Mikey Rukus.
AEW Console Game: Match Types
Official match types used in the AEW console game have not yet been determined. While we’re based on some early footage, comments from Kenny Omega, and AEW’s brief history, we can make a few educated guesses.
“We have a lot of match types,” Omega teased recently. While no details have been revealed, it’s safe to expect more than just the traditional matches in the upcoming title.
Below is a list of possible match types that we could see in the AEW console game.
- Singles contest (confirmed)
- Intergender singles match (confirmed)
- Match with Triple Threat
- Fatal four-sided match
- Tag team match
- Trios tag team match
- ladder match
- battle royal
- Steel cage match
- Lights Out match
- street fight
- Dog Collar Competition
- Blood & Guts match
- Stadium Stampede
AEW Console Game: Selection
AEW’s roster is constantly growing with new stars such as Bryan Danielson, Adam Page and Keith Lee impressing in recent months.
While there are no signs that Tony Khan will be slowing down new purchases anytime soon, it begs the question of who will make it to the AEW console game.
New additions can take months of work, so while most of the original members of the roster should be guaranteed to have a spot, a few new faces may need to arrive as DLC later on.
Be sure to check out our full look at the AEW console game roster as far.
So that’s all we know about the upcoming AEW console game at this stage. While there will definitely be new trailers and more details coming in the coming weeks, we’ll keep you up to date with all the latest news here.