Posted January 24, 2017 by Miguel Asistio in Gaming

TEKKEN 7 Gets A Release Date and A New Trailer

Tekken 7 has seen a release in the arcades since March 2015, and the console-users of the world have been waiting since then with bated breath. Formerly set for a release in early 2017, the newest installment of Tekken has now had its release date moved to make way for more content.

During a press event in Tokyo, project manager Katsuhiro Harada cleared the air, speaking to GameSpot. “We saw some titles–some from our own company and some from others–which didn’t have a very good launch because of a lack of content, or whatever it was, that caused players to bash the product.”

He also had something to say about the original release date. “We were trying our best to get the game out at that time, to get it into the hands of users as early as possible. ‘Early’ was probably March or April from your average person’s perspective, so we’re not going to try and sugar-coat it. We realise it’s not ‘early,’ I’m so sorry!”

This apologetic transparency about their need to delay the game’s release was also coupled with a new trailer showcasing the game’s Story Mode and breathtaking visuals using Unreal Engine 4.

The trailer, entitled “Rage and Sorrow”, highlights the conflict between the series’ two main characters since the very first Tekken – Kazuya Mishima and his father Heihachi – and the wars that will be fought with and against stalwart cast members, such as the master of espionage Nina Williams, the well-dressed Lee Chaolan and fan-favorite robot girl Alisa.

Alongside that, a bevy of exclusive content was teased, such as classic costumes for the likes of Jin Kazama and Ling Xiaoyu, as well as early access to returning character Eliza through pre-ordering the title. Judging from all that was shown, it’s looking like Tekken 7 will be worth the wait.

Tekken 7 will now be released on June 2 for PS4, Xbox One and Steam.

Miguel Asistio

Comic book geek. Fighting game fan. Competent writer (supposedly).