All Elite Wrestling Announces New Console Game With WWF No Mercy Director Onboard

All Elite Wrestling has announced an upcoming console game, developed alongside wrestling stalwarts Yuke’s, and WWF No Mercy director Hideyuki “Geta” Iwashita. The wrestling franchise also announced two mobile games.

The console game, which currently has no official name or release date, got a teaser trailer (below) showing off Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, and Hikaru Shida in an exaggerated art style. It’s in early development at Yuke’s, the studio behind dozens of WWE games that was recently dropped from the WWE 2K series.

Speaking at an announcement event, Omega (who dressed as Steve Jobs for the occasion) explained that the intention is for the game to be easy to pick up but difficult to master, in the lineage of classic sports games like NBA Jam and NHL Blitz. Omega also announced that Hideyuki “Geta” Iwashita, the director of much-loved N64 wrestling game WWF No Mercy, is a part of the project.

The company also announced two mobile games. AEW Elite GM will let players take on the role of general manager of the organisation, “designing a roster of wrestlers, setting up matches, and running the show to generate revenue, new fans and effects on wrestlers’ stamina and morale.” It’s due to arrive in 2021. The company also announced AEW Casino: Double or Nothing, an AEW -branded casino game due to arrive this winter.

“Every once in a while, a revolutionary company comes along and changes everything,” Omega said in a press release. “AEW is doing that today. When I first signed with AEW, I asked [company president] Tony Khan to let me help assemble the best gaming team on the planet, to make the best wrestling games ever. With masterminds like Geta and the incredible team at YUKE’S, we are well on the path to deliver a fresh, vastly superior gaming experience that our fans deserve.”

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