By: Frank Hyden
All Elite Wrestling, or AEW, announced a couple wrestling video games yesterday. They had a livestream presentation about it yesterday, which was about 20 minutes. I liked it myself, I thought it was funny but I’ll summarize it here-
-The big news is the console game is being developed by Yukes but also has Hideyuki “Geta” Iwashita on the team. Geta is best know for WWE No Mercy for the Nintendo 64, widely considered one of the best wrestling games ever made. They showed just a tiny bit of the game here and I liked it. Reaction might be mixed with some but I think this is exciting. No word on a release date yet but I could see 2022 or so.
-They also announced a casino mobile game. It’s got slots, blackpack, poker, roulette and all that. This is just a way to get the AEW name out there more. That’s fine.
-The big mobile announcement was AEW Elite GM, a General Manager game where you control AEW where you set up the matches, control the roster, and run the show. That could be pretty cool. That launches in 2021.
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