Blood will be drawn, bones will be splintered!
TEKKEN 7, first released on the arcade, is now making its way to home consoles. Although a release date has not been confirmed, the upcoming console version is set to become the most definitive release yet, featuring various enhancements and game modes.
Check out the latest announcement trailer and the official press release below!
Latest announcement trailer
Official Press Release
BLOOD WILL BE DRAWN AND BONES SPLINTERED AS BANDAI NAMCO ENTERTAINMENT AMERICA INC. ANNOUNCES TEKKEN 7 FOR HOME SYSTEMS
Following a Blockbuster Arcade Debut, the King of Fighting Games Returns with Enhanced Graphics, New Storyline Elements, and Hard-Hitting Martial Arts Fighting Action
SAN JOSE, Calif., (October 27, 2015) – Leading interactive entertainment media publisher and developer BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. today announces TEKKEN 7 for home systems. With the TEKKEN franchise celebrating its 20th anniversary; the newest chapter of the series returns to its gameplay roots with classic 1 vs 1 bouts and its canon storyline centered on the eternal struggle for power amongst the members of the Mishima clan. With newcomer Kazumi Mishima joining the fight, the epic battle between father and son, and also husband and wife, will come to its fated conclusion in TEKKEN 7.
TEKKEN 7 is currently in development at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s Tokyo, Japan studio under the leadership of franchise director, Katsuhiro Harada. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 sets a new standard in graphics quality for the series, featuring highly detailed characters and dynamic environments. In its first appearance on home systems, TEKKEN 7 will feature numerous modes and enhancements beyond its arcade counterpart, including an in-depth story mode that lets players fully experience the canon storyline. Players will also be able to check out new fighters Kazumi Mishima, Claudio, Josie, Shaheen, Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Gigas, and more for the first time outside of the arcade.
“The TEKKEN series is not only a cornerstone series in BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s illustrious line-up of game franchises; it has also been a foundational game in the fighting game tournament community for over two decades.” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. “TEKKEN 7 promises to deliver an uncompromising fighting game experience that will deliver groundbreaking graphics, animation, and tournament style gameplay. Fighting game tournament players should be on notice as we’re setting our sights on lighting up the tournament scene with the hardest hitting TEKKEN game ever.”
Currently rated “RP” for Rating Pending by the ESRB, TEKKEN 7 will be available in North America, Latin America, and Brazil for home systems.
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Paris Games Week 2015
Bandai Namco unveiled the above the news during Sony’s press conference at the Paris Games Week 2015! If you read the comments over at the PlayStation Blog (link below), you will notice several mentions of VR (Virtual Reality).
Yes, TEKKEN 7 is also coming to PlayStation VR! Though at this moment, we are unsure how VR would play a part.
Get ready to get back in the ring for Tekken 7… The fighting franchise with more than two decades of technical level fighting and a deeply dedicated community is back with Tekken 7! It will be running on Unreal Engine 4 for the first time with highly detailed characters and dynamic environments.
Over to you
Are you excited that one of the biggest fighting game franchises is finally making its debut on the latest generation of home consoles? Are you concerned with the “eternal struggle” within the Mishima clan or are you more interested in trying the new characters out? Does the news regarding PlayStation VR affect you in any way?
Psst… is anyone out there still hoping for a Tekken game on the PlayStation Vita (maybe Tekken Tag Tournament 2)?