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AEW: Fight Forever exploding barbed wire deathmatch revealed

get ready for the exploding barbed wire deathmatch!

All Elite Wrestling shared some brand new gameplay of the exploding barbed wire deathmatch in AEW: Fight Forever.

The short clip blends real-life footage with gameplay of the infamous match between Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega. Though fans view the real match between the two as a dud, the video game recreation depicts more brutal action. With barbed wire all over the ring, Moxley and Omega send each other crashing into intense explosions.

AEW: Fight Forever exploding barbed wire deathmatch

In the gameplay, each explosion looks devastating as clouds of fire engulf the wrestlers with each blow. With blood all over the wrestlers and the arena, AEW: Fight Forever doesn’t seem to pull the same punches that the real match pulled. However, for those who still find the match’s actual dud ending hilarious, the game does include an Easter Egg that allows for the humorous sparkler finish.

AEW: Fight Forever powerslams into your home on June 29

On May 22, 2023, All Elite Wrestling revealed its debut game AEW: Fight Forever will hit the mat on June 29.

After years of anticipation and uncertainty, the team behind the game now feel confident for it to hit the shelves. In the new trailer, AEW EVP and former World Champion Kenny Omega discusses how developer Yuke’s is finally ready to release the game. You can watch the official announcement below.

AEW: Fight Forever release date trailer

The trailer also shows off additional gameplay featuring Omega as he takes on the likes of Jon Moxley, “Hangman” Adam Page and Adam Cole. The footage also highlights the title’s arcade alternative approach to WWE’s simulation style gameplay. With over-the-top character models and animations, AEW: Fight Forever looks to take wrestling games to their arcade-style roots.

We wanted to develop an arcade experience that was fun, easy to pick up and play, but difficult to master.

Kenny Omega

AEW: Fight Forever is developed by Yuke’s and published by THQ Nordic. The game will release worldwide on June 29 for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X/S, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.

You can also pre-order the game on the official website. Pre-ordering the game will unlock Matt Hardy as a playable wrestler. In addition, you’ll also receive his “Broken” variant as well.

Pre-order trailer

Do you think the exploding barbed wire deathmatch in AEW: Fight Forever will be a blast? As always, let us know what you think in the comments!

Sam Fronsman

A writer with a love for video games, both new and old. A collector of games, CDs and DVDs. Can sometimes be found behind a camera or playing guitar. The X-Men games for SEGA Genesis will always hold great memories.
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