With the premiere of the official AEW Fight Forever reveal trailer, we've gotten even more details about this upcoming release.
Here's everything we know so far including our AEW Fight Forever release date prediction, the confirmed roster, game modes, and more.
Latest - Cover star could be removed
We finally saw the official AEW Fight Forever reveal trailer during AEW Full Gear, but it happened to have one notable absence.
Previously unveiled cover star CM Punk was missing entirely from the trailer, and that included a final image similar to previously shown box art for the game.
AEW Fight Forever Release Date Prediction
The biggest question everyone will have is exactly when the game will arrive, and for some time it's looked like the most likely AEW Fight Forever release date would be September 2022.
This came per a report by Fightful Select, but with no date announced at Gamescom 2022 or Tokyo Game Show, it's become clear the title has needed further development time.
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While early listings on Amazon and Xtralife leaked major details, their listed release date on those of December 31, 2022 is not official.
As of now, that date is simply a placeholder by retailers who can't enter the real date just yet, and using the final date of the year for that kind of placeholder is not uncommon for online retailers.
AEW Executive Vice President Kenny Omega had stressed their hopes of having the game launch before the end of 2022, but they've also been clear that it won't arrive until it's fully ready.
Our current AEW Fight Forever release date prediction puts the game out around late February 2023 in the buildup to the AEW Revolution event.
The biggest early detail to leak may be that one Xtralife listing revealed the full AEW Fight Forever cover design just ahead of the official announcement.
As seen below, they unveiled a combo cover featuring CM Punk at the center with Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, Jon Moxley, Jade, and Dr. Britt Baker D.M.D. around him.
However, the increasingly complicated situation with CM Punk's potential departure from All Elite Wrestling may see some changes.
That potential cover now sits in limbo with the noted absence of CM Punk from the latest trailer, and we've got more here on what it could mean.
All Confirmed Roster Members
As for the growing AEW Fight Forever roster, we've now got upwards of 23 different wrestlers expected to make the cut at launch.
The following characters are officially confirmed for the AEW Fight Forever roster:
- Chris Jericho
- Kenny Omega
- Hikaru Shida
- Matt Jackson (The Young Bucks)
- Nick Jackson (The Young Bucks)
- Darby Allin
- Jungle Boy
- Nyla Rose
- Kris Statlander
- Dr. Britt Baker, D.M.D.
- CM Punk
- Jon Moxley
- "Hangman" Adam Page
- Yuka Sakazaki
- Adam Cole
- Paul Wight
- Thunder Rosa
- Jade Cargill
- Maxwell Jacob Friedman
- Orange Cassidy
- Bryan Danielson
Pre Order, Platforms & Price
Once the formal announcement was made, we learned AEW Fight Forever will be available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, and PC.
On top of that, the game will have a standardized $59.99 price point across all platforms with no price hike on next gen editions.
We don't yet know if AEW Fight Forever will have any sort of Deluxe Edition with extra content or Early Access, but the standard edition is already availble for pre order.
Fans who hope to be notified when an official release date is announced may also want to wishlist AEW Fight Forever on Steam.
Game Modes & Features
Early details and reports by both Fightful Select and Mike Straw of SGO tipped off that story mode would be a primary focus for AEW Fight Forever, and there were early mentions that creation modes and online multiplayer were also in the works.
Thanks to the official store listings, we've gotten tons of details confirming game modes, features, and match types for AEW Fight Forever.
These are the core game modes and features that have been confirmed:
- Deep career mode
- Wrestler customization
- Online co-op multiplayer
- Signature AEW arenas
- Nostalgic arcade-wrestler feel
In addition, we know the following match types will be available in AEW Fight Forever:
- Singles Match
- Tag Team Match
- 3-Way Match
- 4-Way Match
- Ladder Match
- Casino Battle Royale
- Falls Count Anywhere Match
- Unsanctioned Lights Out Match
- Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match
Intergender matches and visible blood during hardcore matches were announced early on and have since been confirmed through official trailers.