Dynamite, ‘s weekly TNT series, recently celebrated its one-year anniversary, and there is another milestone on the horizon. AEW is launching multiple video games, one of which is from Yuke’s, the developer of numerous WWE 2K titles.
During the AEW Games event on YouTube, which began 47 minutes after its scheduled start time, three new games were announced, one of which was being developed by Yuke’s. Footage was shown of Kenny Omega vs. Chris Jericho, and Hikaru Shida interferes. While AEW doesn’t have intergender competition, it seems like the AEW game will. Hosted by Omega, Dr. Britt Baker, Cody, and Aubrey Edwards, the untitled game is currently in development. There is no release date set at this time.
Previously, Yuke’s was behind games like the Smackdown series, along with WWE 2K’s series–alongside Visual Concepts. Yuke’s left development after WWE 2K19, the year before 2K’s notoriously glitchy and unpolished WWE 2K20 was released.
In addition to the untitled console game that was announced, two other games were revealed: AEW Casino Double or Nothing and AEW Elite General Manager. The latter of the two is mobile game where you build a wrestling show and battle other people. It’s described as an “evolution of the GM simulator genre.” A beta test for the game is coming soon.
The Casino Double or Nothing game is available this winter on mobile devices. It features “AEW-branded versions of slots, blackjack, poker and roulette, along with AEW music, sounds, videos, wrestler virtual avatars, gift packs and more.” Players can win real AEW merchandise by playing various casino-related games, according to the official description.
Additionally, stay tuned for a very special episode of GameSpot’s Wrestle Buddies on Tuesday evening, which will cover our reactions to the announcement, as well as a deeper dive into the upcoming AEW Games.