11 Nov 2020 1:20 AM +00:00

AEW video game revealed: Trailer, Gameplay Footage, Release Date & more

All Elite Wrestling was founded in 2019 and has since become the main competitor for WWE.

AEW was founded by “The Elite”, Cody Rhodes, Kenny Omega, and The Young Bucks.

As with any prominent wrestling company, a video game is inevitable.

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AEW Console Game Revealed

During a recent stream, Executive Vice President and former AEW Tag Team Champion, Kenny Omega revealed a new AEW video game.

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JUDAS EFFECT: The AEW video game was revealed, featuring gameplay of Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho.

The game will be released on console, however there was no word on whether that would be PS5/Xbox Series X|S or PS4/Xbox One.

There was also no announcement of a Nintendo Switch or PC port.

Trailer

Watch the official AEW Games reveal trailer here!

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Release Date

No official release date has been given yet, once it is we will update this section.

Considering wrestling games, like other sport games, are yearly release, the AEW game will likely come out at some point in 2021.

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Yuke's Are Developing It

It was revealed in the event that Yuke's will be developing the new AEW game.

Yuke's are mainly known for developing WWE video games, starting from WWF Smackdown all the way to WWE 2K19.

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ALL ELITE: The game is expected to have a huge roster, including Hikaru Shida.

They broke away from WWE during the development of WWE 2K20, presumably to partner with AEW.

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WWE 2K20 ended up releasing as a broken mess, with so many glitches and issues with the game.

The issues were so bad that WWE cancelled 2K21 to try and allow for time to fix the problems.

WWF No Mercy Developer

It was also revealed during the event that former WWF No Mercy director "Geta" has joined the team to lead development of the upcoming AEW video game.

Kenny Omega did state that he wants it to be fun like WWF No Mercy and Virtual Pro Wrestling, but it seems like the game will play like a WWE 2K game, rather than the AKI Engine based No Mercy.

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NO MERCY: Legendary developer Geta has joined the development team.

Omega said in the past he wanted to bring back the AKI Engine, but it seems they went in the direction of the 2K and Smackdown vs Raw games instead.

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WWF No Mercy is still regarded as one of the best wrestling games of all time, despite releasing in 2000.

Combining the fun factor of No Mercy with the modern 2K mechanics should make for an incredible wrestling game.

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