AEW announced its first video game “AEW: Fight Forever” at the AEW Games 1.0 Special Event in 2020. The game is developed by Yuke’s and published by THQ Nordic.
It’s been almost three years since the first announcement but the video game didn’t release yet. The delay in the game’s release factored in multiple reasons.
Recently, WrestleZone reported that AEW and THQ Nordic submitted the game to ESRB (Entertainment Software Rating Board) multiple times to get the teen rating. However, each time ESRB has denied giving a “T rating” due to the amount of blood and violence in the game.
ESRB has now officially given the teen rating for AEW: Fight Forever after reviewing the latest edition of the game.
“This is a wrestling game in which players compete in matches with wrestlers from the AEW roster. Players use punches, kicks, and grappling maneuvers to drain their opponents’ health. In some match types (e.g., Barbed Wire, Stadium Stampede, Unsanctioned) players can use barbed wired, baseball bats, metal chairs, and Molotov cocktails against opponents, eventually resulting in submission and/or knock outs. Blood-splatter effects can occur during matches, staining the mats; video footage of real matches also depicts blood on wrestlers’ faces and bodies. The game contains some mildly suggestive material: female wrestlers in revealing outfits, and wrestlers performing taunting gestures. Real footage sometimes depicts wrestlers drinking alcohol and smoking. The word “s**t” is heard in the game.”
However, AEW didn’t announce the game release date yet.
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