Report on AEW Fight Forever Easter Eggs, Criticisms and more

According to a new report from Fightful Select, those who have played advance copies of the upcoming AEW Fight Forever video game believe that it will be a success based on the playability and the multi-player aspect.

The report also notes a major topic of discussion on the social media front for Fight Forever is the non-wrestling mini-games that fans will see. The word is that Kenny Omega wanted the mini-games put in. It was further said Omega also insisted on bringing in video game developer Hideyuki Iwashita, who was the director for the WWE No Mercy game. Iwashita also worked on the WCW vs. NWO: Revenge, WrestleMania 2000, and Virtual Pro Wrestling 64.

Fightful Select also states that one internal criticism of the game has to do with the limited creation suite, which was described as “just simply isn’t expansive.” Additional concerns also include repeated ring gear in other story mode characters. There was said to be limitations in creating story mode that developers faced. They did not, however, seek any input from the talent involved. Many people were said to have had creative influence in the game, with some wrapping up their involvement over a year ago.

The developers also made fun of the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch at AEW Revolution 2022, which turned out to be a dud. It is said two options for the finish are in the game – a brutal explosion, or a dud firework display like what happened at the PPV. It also said that the game has a number of Easter Eggs, which include size-based characters and weapons. Other Easter Eggs are hidden so well that some fans might find them difficult to locate.

Fightful Select concluded by saying that the original plan was for Fight Forever to be a one-off release with constant updates and DLC as opposed to a repeat release. However, it is being said AEW now retains the rights to the game engine, which allows them to release another game in the future, should they choose to do so.

We had previously reported that a new trailer shows a tag team gameplay with referee Aubrey Edwards taking a double team move. Also, footage is shown of the video wall at the top of the stage being interactive as players can German Suplex their opponents into the tron, which will eventually explode.

AEW Fight Forever will release on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch, and PC on Thursday, June 29. Those who pre-order the Elite Edition can play on Wednesday, June 28.