A major hurdle preventing the release of AEW Fight Forever has been cleared.
Earlier this month, it was revealed that issues with securing the Teen rating for AEW Fight Forever had prevented an announcement of a release date for the game. Fight Forever had been planned for release as early as September 2022 and, at one point, was expected to release later this month.
But the issues with the ESRB have been fixed, and AEW Fight Forever has officially secured its Teen rating today.
The following is a description of AEW Fight Forever according to the ESRB:
This is a wrestling game in which players compete in matches with wrestlers from the AEW roster. Players use punches, kicks, and grappling maneuvers to drain their opponents’ health. In some match types (e.g., Barbed Wire, Stadium Stampede, Unsanctioned) players can use barbed wired, baseball bats, metal chairs, and Molotov cocktails against opponents, eventually resulting in submission and/or knock outs. Blood-splatter effects can occur during matches, staining the mats; video footage of real matches also depicts blood on wrestlers’ faces and bodies. The game contains some mildly suggestive material: female wrestlers in revealing outfits (e.g., deep cleavage, bunny outfits, partially exposed buttocks); wrestlers performing taunting gestures (e.g., crotch chop, slapping buttocks). Real footage sometimes depicts wrestlers drinking alcohol and smoking. The word “sh*t” is heard in the game.
While the Stadium Stampede was seen as a mini-game of sorts in earlier trailers, the ESRB rating seems to confirm that it will be an actual match type in the game.
The final rating reveals that Fight Forever is rated Teen for:
- Mild Suggestive Themes
- Use of Alcohol and Tobacco
AEW Fight Forever will be featured during IGN Fan Fest next week, which takes place on February 17-18.
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