Yuke's is hard at work on AEW's first-ever console video game.
The game, which will be called Fight Forever, was first announced in 2020 and since then, updates have come sporadically in the form of gameplay footage and roster additions. Speaking with Fightful's Sean Ross Sapp (full interview above), Kenny Omega provided some insight into his role in the development process, Yuke's progress, and a potential release window.
"It's great that people are excited, that makes me happy. It was really challenging because I wasn't sure what I could do, what I would be able to do. From a creative design standpoint, how I communicate my ideas, are they going to be understood? Is it going to be too off the wall? Are my ideas too broad, too grandiose for the budget? These are things I never knew going into the project. It's now to the point where we've talked about what we can do and what we have the time and budget for. Now, it's almost time for me to find something else within this project to do because the creative process is almost complete where, we know how the matches will flow, we know some of the systems, we know the action and reaction type stuff. It's now in a process of being tuned and finely tuned from there. Still, a lot of stuff to implement, but our guys at Yuke's are working at a blistering pace. It's incredible the amount they are doing within a 24-hour period. It just seemed like, out of nowhere, a light switch went off and they went into hyper mode. They're working real fast. Some of the stuff we were worried might be on the cutting room floor is now getting implemented. It was a challenge to attempt to make a brand new wrestling game, from the ground up, during the COVID era. It was very challenging. It got to a point where it seemed bleak and maybe we would never release this thing, but we kind of got past that, and with the go-getters at Yuke's and the guys on our side and Geta [Hideyuki "Geta" Iwashita] and his old contacts that have hopped on board and helped push us to the finish line we, hopefully, can be on schedule to make sure we get this game out by this year. Hopefully. Fingers crossed," Omega said.
Elsewhere during the interview, Omega took shots at NJPW star Will Ospreay, saying that though he is great at doing moves, he has numerous forgettable 'five-star' matches. Click here to read more.
AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door is set to go down on Sunday, June 26 from the United Center in Chicago, IL. Fightful will have live coverage of the event, as well as a post-show review immediately following its conclusion. You can view the updated card for Forbidden Door by clicking here.