During a YouTube stream, which you can watch in full above, All Elite Wrestling revealed its first three video games in production: one for consoles, two for mobile phones.
Kenny Omega with a Steve Jobs-esque black turtleneck introduced the game and said that he’s been looking forward to this for two-and-a-half years. After a brief recap of All Elite Wrestling, Omega said he wants games to be fun to pick up like “NFL Blitz” and “NBA Jam.” He then showed early footage of a fake pixelated title and then said fans want something more to be like “No Mercy.”
We then got actual footage of the game, which is coming to current and next-gen consoles. We then saw Chris Jericho and Kenny Omega face off before intergender footage of Hikaru Shida facing off against Omega. It is developed by Yuke’s, who previously worked worked on many WWE titles from “WWF SmackDown!” through “WWE 2K19.”
“It’s amazing to think that less than two years ago, we sent shockwaves through the professional wrestling industry with the launch of AEW, and now we are rolling out our new revolutionary games,” said Tony Khan, CEO and GM of AEW. “We make a point to listen to our fans, and we know that a rejuvenated and immersive gaming experience is critical to the overall wrestling experience. It’s going to be cool to see our fans enjoying a next-gen console wrestling game that actually implements their feedback. This is just the beginning of a new era of gaming for wrestling fans around the world.”
The other game was introduced by Aubrey Edwards, who is helping make a mobile game with Crystallized Games. It’s called “Elite General Manager,” and has players signing wrestlers and acting as a GM for the brand. It will release in 2021.
Finally, Cody Rhodes revealed AEW Casino Double or Nothing is coming this winter to phones. It will feature “AEW-branded versions of slots, blackjack, poker and roulette, along with AEW music, sounds, videos, wrestler virtual avatars, gift packs and more.”