AEW Games 1.0 Special Event started 45 minutes late,
but it finally opens with AEW Executive Vice President
Kenny Omega on the stage. You can see the stream above.
says he has been looking forward to this day for 2.5
years. He says every once in a while a revolutionary
company comes along and changes everything. He recalls
how it all started for AEW in January 2019. He shows
us a video with stills from AEW's launch. That wasn't
just a big day for AEW, that day sent shock-waves
through the entire wrestling industry. He says AEW
was only getting started. We see more stills from
AEW's run, including Double Or Nothing and the TNT
premiere, and how these events changed everything.
Omega says then the COVID-19 pandemic hit and if it
weren't for the fans, we wouldn't be here today, he
wouldn't be here sharing this message:
are here for you as you have been here for us. Time
and time again we have made history. Today, again
with all of you, we shall re-write history and make
history together. I give you - 'AEW Games: AEW Re-imagines
talks about when he was signed by AEW President &
CEO Tony Khan, he told Khan that he can get paid all
the money in the world but it doesn't mean anything
if Omega can't be part of the AEW video games division.
He talks about how they want to give fans what they
want and deserve in a video game - for it to be fun,
to be easy to pick up, but difficult to master. He
wants it to be like how NBA Jam and other fun games
used to be. He says they have assembled a very creative
team, what he calls the best at what they do. Omega
goes on to introduce a very 8-bit trailer for a new
video game. That was just a joke. Omega heard fans
want a game that is a little more like No Mercy, Virtual
Pro Wrestling, one to be fun. He talks about how Yukes
has been working around the clock to bring fans this
very special sneak peek of the actual AEW game that
is coming soon to current and next-gen consoles. Omega
calls for the footage to be played and we see the
trailer for the first-ever AEW console video game.
trailer includes a disclaimer that says the footage
is still early in development and may not be representative
of the actual product.
says they have worked literally 24 hours a day to
bring fans one of the greatest wrestling games of
all-time. He mentions updates being released to social
media and asks fans to follow them. Referee Aubrey
Edwards ends up interrupting. She talks about how
when she signed, she didn't want to put ink to paper
unless Khan would let her work on the AEW mobile games
division, and he did because of her background. She
shows us the trailer for the new AEW mobile game -
Elite General Manager.
trailer mentions that GM Mode is back and is better
Baker comes out next and reveals the first-ever AEW
Games merchandise. They do some comedy and AEW Executive
Vice President Cody Rhodes is out next. He praises
Omega as the only man qualified to head this division
up, and mentions Edwards' previous experience in mobile
gaming, and Baker's experience in fashion. Cody wants
to give the fans something to play now but the others
tell him it's not ready. Cody says they're wrong.
He goes on and says during his recent hiatus he had
something fast-tracked and he wants us to see it.
We see a trailer for a new casino-themed AEW Casino
Double Or Nothing mobile game, which is apparently
talks more about how they've teamed with Yukes to
give fans the best console gaming experience in pro
wrestling history, with offices in Japan and America
working around the clock. He then talks about how
they've landed legendary Japanese video game producer
Geta, who was responsible for the popular WWF No Mercy
game on Nintendo 64. We see a video of Geta in Japan,
and he gives a few words on the new AEW project.
tuned for updates on the new AEW games in the works
- the console game and the two mobile games. You can
follow AEW Games on their various social media accounts
- YouTube (AEWgames), Twitter (AEWgames), Instagram
(playAEWgames) and Facebook (playAEWgames).
aforementioned trailers can be seen in the stream
video above. Stay tuned for more.