|Developer(s)||Wicked Witch Software|
|Publisher(s)||Tru Blu Entertainment|
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One|
AFL Evolution is a video game based on the AFL developed by Wicked Witch Software and published by Tru Blu Entertainment in 2017 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Microsoft Windows. A demo containing player and team creation tools was released on April 5, 2017. The game was released on May 5, 2017 for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and Microsoft Windows via Steam on July 21.
It was announced on 22 December 2016 that Marcus Bontempelli of the Western Bulldogs was chosen through an online poll of fans to be one of the cover athletes. On 9 March 2017, the official cover was released with Chad Wingard of Port Adelaide and Isaac Heeney of the Sydney Swans joining Bontempelli.
Some of the features Wicked Witch Software have revealed are that there is a 'be a pro' career mode for the first time ever in an AFL game. ‘Be a pro’-type modes in games such as FIFA and NBA 2K, which allow the player to create a character and guide them through their career. You can start as an (under 18), work your way up, play (in) the VFL and eventually get drafted into an AFL team. the player will be able to ask for trades if they don’t like the team their character is placed on, while also being able to start a career as an existing player or avoid the whole pre-AFL process entirely and jump straight into the elite competition. Also returning from AFL Live 2 is manager career mode, which is very similar to 'be a pro' mode in the way that you can start from the U18 TAC and work your way up, or you can jump straight into the AFL. Manager career mode also takes gamers beyond the field of play allowing them to manage the team via the drafting and trading of players, the salary cap, training, the tribunal and much more.
2018 Season Pack
On 3rd of May 2018 Wicked Witch Software launched a Season Pack which added the Western Australian Football League, the South Australian National Football League and the North East Australian Football League. It also added Perth Stadium. Updated Kardinia Park and updated the squads and Guernsey's
Online gameplay enables fans to feel the adrenaline as they go head-to-head in competitive and co-operative online multiplayer.
Upon release, AFL Evolution received generally poor reviews. Press Start Australia gave the game a 6/10. Fox Sports Australia gave the game a 6/10 and 7Sport gave the game a 6.5/10.
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