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Yes, AEW: Fight Forever will offer an exploding barbed wire deathmatch mode

AEW’s inaugural video game is set to have everything that makes the brand so popular… including an exploding barbed wire deathmatch mode.

Seeing red

Quite a while in the making, AEW: Fight Forever sure looks like it’s going to offer something truly different in terms of a modern wrestling game. That incudes a more cartoony look, fan favorite play mechanics, and of course the AEW roster of grapplers. But there’s something lurking in the game’s mode list that you might not be aware of, and it’s pretty… explosive.

A bit of a controversial inclusion? Maybe, but the Exploding Barbed Wire Deathmatch Mode is definitely something different too. Here’s a look at it in action.

Scheduled for release on June 29 across console and PC, AEW: Fight Forever’s nostalgic arcade feel already has wrestling game purists fantasizing about their finishers. AEW: Fight Forever presents fans with their first chance to pull off wrestling moves only seen on the wildly popular AEW programming. Online co-op wrestling is going completely next level with Tag-Team matches that feature sequences of team maneuvers performed with simple commands. Game modes include Ladder Match, Exploding Barbed Wire and Casino Battle Royale along with a stacked roster of popular AEW wrestlers. Fans can also enjoy career mode, wrestler customization, signature AEW arenas, and some good ol’ fashioned unsanctioned fun.

THQ Nordic press release

Explosive enough for you? If you’re sold on the title already, then you’ll be thrilled to know that AEW: Fight Forever sees release on June 29th, for Xbox and PlayStation platforms, as well as the Switch and the PC.

Pre-ordering any version of the game will net you a pair of Matt Hardy’s , with both his classic and Deleted “Broken” looks included. But on top of that, there’s also the “Elite” version of the game, which is packed up with a slew of extras. And some of those are wrestlers that you’re gonna want, if you’re a fan of the brand.

Included is:

  • Early Access (24-hour/available Wednesday, June 28 – only for consoles)
  • Matt Hardy and Broken Matt Hardy roster additions
  • Six more amazing AEW in-game roster wrestlers: Dax Harwood, Cash Wheeler, The Bunny, Keith Lee, HOOK and Danhausen
  • PLUS four mini-games inspired by the biggest wrestlers in AEW

About Jason Micciche

Jason's been knee deep in videogames since he was but a lad. Cutting his teeth on the pixely glory that was the Atari 2600, he's been hack'n'slashing and shoot'em'uping ever since. Mainly an FPS and action guy, Jason enjoys the occasional well crafted title from every genre.

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