A new rating for AEW: Fight Forever has been published by the Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB). The AEW: Fight Forever rating may finally indicate an impending release soon.
Rumors and speculation pointed toward AEW encountering some trouble with acquiring a rating for AEW: Fight Forever. Specifically, a Teen rating was the target for AEW instead of a Mature rating so the game may promote sales amongst a younger demographic of wrestling fans. Fortunately, it appears that AEW secured their intended rating for the upcoming wrestling game by THQ Nordic and Yukes.
The ESRB published its Teen rating for AEW: Fight Forever, noting the use of blood, language, mild suggestive themes, and more. Additionally, the rating reiterates the game’s intended release for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.
The full rating description may be read below:
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.
Before the release of AEW: Fight Forever, AEW’s Kenny Omega will appear in Like a Dragon: Ishin as a special guest trooper card. The Kenny Omega guest trooper card will be free to all players once Like a Dragon: Ishin launches on February 21.
Lastly, AEW: Fight Forever launches this year for Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.