AEW Fight Forever: Release Date, Confirmed Roster, Cody Rhodes & Game Modes news

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We're likely still months away from the release of AEW Fight Forever, but new details continue to emerge about the upcoming game.

Here's everything we know so far about AEW Fight Forever including the reported release date target, confirmed roster, game modes, and more.

Latest - Cody Rhodes confirmed to be in the game

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In a surprising bit of news, Kenny Omega recently spoke about AEW Fight Forever ahead of the AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door event.

Along with some other details about how the process has gone, Omega confirmed that Cody Rhodes will actually still be included in the game despite his departure for WWE.

Omega further explained the game will represent an earlier era in AEW, as it started coming together around the same time as the company itself.

We've got more details here on how Cody Rhodes could have a presence in both AEW Fight Forever and WWE 2K23.

AEW Fight Forever Release Date

The biggest question everyone will have is exactly when the game will arrive, and as of now the most likely AEW Fight Forever release date is September 2022.

This comes per a recent report by Fightful Select, but it's possible that continued development could lead to a decision to postpone the release until they're sure it's ready.

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While the early release window first teased by Kenny Omega had them aiming for a first quarter of 2022 launch, even landing in September would be relatively close to that ambitious goal for the first AEW console game.

We've also recently received confirmation via Kenny Omega that THQ Nordic is on board as a publisher, and there's a reason that name may be familiar to some fans.

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Pre Order, Platforms & Price

We won't have confirmation of the platforms for AEW Fight Forever until the game has been more formally announced, and they'll likely come with pre order details at that time.

We do know that AEW Fight Forever was originally under development for both next gen and current gen systems, so we expect the title to arrive on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and possibly PC.

Along with that, AEW Fight Forever will likely keep the standard price point of $59.99 on current gen platforms and $69.99 on next gen consoles.

All of these details should be confirmed together when the game is officially made available for pre order, and that's also when we should learn if they plan to do a Deluxe Edition of some kind on top of a Standard Edition.

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Game Modes & Features

We've still got plenty to learn about the specifics of AEW Fight Forever, but a handful of game modes and features have already been confirmed.

Veteran wrestling game developer Yuke's and WWF No Mercy director Hideyuki Iwashita aka "Geta" are both on board for development, and we know gameplay will pull inspiration from No Mercy and WWE SmackDown! Here Comes the Pain.

We know that story mode will be a key focus thanks to reporting by both Fightful Select and Mike Straw of SGO, and we've got more here on how it could rival MyRISE in WWE 2K22.

AEW stated early in development that they would keep GM Mode to the AEW Elite GM mobile title rather than going for a console GM Mode revival like MyGM in WWE 2K22.

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Create-A-Wrestler and Create-A-Moveset will both be included, as well as competitive online multiplayer with the potential inclusion of crossplay.

Intergender matches and blood are both expected to be included, as well as the blood actually staining the ring mat and remaining visible throughout the match.

Cover Star & Confirmed Roster

There hasn't been any indication just yet about which AEW wrestler will be chosen as the AEW Fight Forever Cover Star, but there's an obvious potential choice.

Kenny Omega, being one of the biggest names in the company at creation and a spearhead for the creation of AEW Fight Forever, is the most likely choice as their first cover star.

Other major names like CM Punk, Adam Cole, and former AEW World Champion Hangman Page are definitely also possibilities, and we could see the arguments over who gets the honor bleed into AEW Dynamite or AEW Rampage.

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While we did learn Cody Rhodes will still make the roster, he's not expected to be the face of the game considering his current presence in WWE.

We've learned about several members of the AEW Fight Forever roster through a mix of reports and official reveals:

  • Chris Jericho
  • Kenny Omega
  • Hikaru Shida
  • Matt Jackson (The Young Bucks)
  • Nick Jackson (The Young Bucks)
  • Darby Allin
  • Jungle Boy
  • Thunder Rosa
  • Owen Hart
  • Sting
  • CM Punk
  • Bryan Danielson
  • Adam Cole
  • Ruby Soho
  • Nyla Rose
  • Kris Statlander
  • Cody Rhodes
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As of now the only known legend will be Owen Hart, but with many classic names under contract with AEW we could see more revealed down the line.

We've also seen Aubrey Edwards will be in the game as a referee but haven't gotten confirmation of any others so far.