The first episode of AEW Games 2.Show aired recently. It was previously postponed due to Brodie Lee’s untimely passing.
Kenny Omega and Kip Sabian answered several questions regarding the AEW console game during the episode.
Omega revealed that the AEW video game is likely to release at the end of 2021. He also mentioned that the game will feature several game modes that have been requested by fans, especially Create-A-Wrestler.
“Absolutely. One of those favorite modes, aside from people wanting to take the role of their favorite wrestler, people want to create their own wrestler. Sometimes they want to create something whacky or something that looks like themselves or a wrestler in another promotion. We’re going to give you the opportunity to do that because we understand it’s one of the most fun parts of these games. We’re going to make sure it’s robust and a lot of options and maneuvers to add to your character. We’ve placed that as a high priority.”
They were also asked what kind of video game it will return out to be. On one hand, there are fans who prefer arcade-style of gameplay, while others prefer a more realistic simulation-based approach in gameplay.
Omega revealed that the gameplay will be a good balance between simulation and arcade gameplay.
“Taking a look at complete simulation-based wrestling, the first thing that pops into my mind is Fire Pro. That has a huge fanbase. However, a lot of people find that if you ramp up the simulation too high, it eliminates some of the fun for people who want to get in and mix it up with your buddies and feel the speed and fun that older games provide. Will it be a full simulation? No, but do I want players to feel like you’re controlling the character when doing the moves? Yes. Speed in terms of arcade play, but moves will feel like you’re in the ring.
“It’s going to be a speedier version of very realistic wrestling. I really want people to feel what wrestling is going to be like in the year 2020. A lot of moves that we do now, you couldn’t add them to your create-a-character back then. You’ll be able to play the ropes like Fenix, do different variations of the Canadian Destroyer, all different strike combinations.”
Currently, no proper release date has been provided for the AEW game. Ringside News will keep you updated on the video game.