Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Former WWE 2K developer Yukes is working with rival brand AEW on a brand new wrestling game coming to current and next-gen consoles.
Announced during the AEW Games 1.0 Special Event that aired on YouTube yesterday, AEW showed off some early footage of the new game, which you can see in the video below starting around the five minute mark. Yukes, a veteran studio that has been creating wrestling games since 1995, was famously taken off lead development duties for last year's WWE 2K20, with that game going on to be a critical and commercial flop.
Yukes' AEW game has a more exaggerated art style than the WWE 2K games, giving us a look at wrestlers such as Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho and Hikaru Shida in the trailer. The development team is looking to older fan-favourite titles like No Mercy for inspiration - in fact, AEW has even managed to bring in WWF No Mercy Director Hideyuki Iwashita to work on the project.
It all sounds very exciting, especially for fans of classic wrestling titles, and much like AEW itself, looks to offer wrestling fans a fresh alternative to the juggernaut that is WWE. We look forward to seeing more of the game in the future.
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