By Simon Moore on October 29, 2015 at 9:46am
BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc. announced on Tuesday that "TEKKEN 7" will be coming to next generation home systems in 2016. The title itself being realised in early 2015 in a limited number of arcades in Japan but the game is still very much in its BETA phase.
It’s the 20th anniversary of “TEKKEN,” and we’ll get to celebrate with the newest chapter of the series which returns to the classic 1 vs 1 bouts and its storyline centred on the Mishima clan. The biggest reveal so far is the debut of Kazumi Mishima, matron of the Mishima family who will be joining the fight. The battles between father and son that have ravaged the “Tekken” series will now take another twist as mother and wife joins to bring this long fated story to conclusion in “TEKKEN 7”.
The game is currently in development at BANDAI NAMCO Japan studio, under the leadership of franchise director, Katsuhiro Harada. Developed in Unreal Engine 4. “TEKKEN 7” is stepping up its its attempts to bring the series into the 21st century as they push for a revitalized and revamped graphics, 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. 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. Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.