Tekken 7 Release Date Plus New Trailer – Watch the Rage and Sorrow Video Here
Despite the initial anticipated release window set for “early 2017,” Bandai Namco has announced that Tekken 7 will be released on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on June 2, 2017. At a recent event in Tokyo, franchise director Katsuhiro Harada told the media that “We were trying to do everything we could to make that date happen…maybe to scale down on the content in order to make the master release, but in the end we came to a decision that [after] seeing releases from other companies, as well as some of the past of our own, where maybe things weren’t working 100% at launch, or maybe it was missing some content, that’s the kind of thing we wanted to avoid with Tekken 7, so we made a very difficult decision of moving it to June to include all of the original content that we’d originally planned.”
Tekken 7 is set to include all the content from its latest arcade version, titled Fated Retribution, but it will also be adding more game modes and playable characters to the mix, which will take the roster north of 30. Atop the new trailer and release date, we’ve also learned that there will be a preorder bonus as well, in the form of a bonus character, Eliza, who first made her debut in the free to play Tekken Revolution, which was released on the PS3 in 2013. Eliza is “the vampire dark beauty of the Tekken roster,” and she has been “revamped” (haha) for Tekken 7.
The game will also have some console exclusives. The PlayStation 4 version will have some legacy costumes from Tekken 2 and Tekken 4 for characters Xiaoyu, Kin and King, with access to a “Jukebox Mode” which gives players access to Tekken tracks from the previous games in the series. Xbox One players that pre-order from the Xbox Store will receive a free copy of Tekken 6, which will make use of the console’s backwards compatibility.
Some more exciting, potentially polarizing news, Tekken 7 will be the first game in the series to have a season pass, which is automatically bundled with the Deluxe Edition of the game. According to Harada, the Deluxe Edition “includes a unique game mode, special characters, exclusive costumes and 30 metallic costumes as a bonus for season pass purchasers.” The Collector’s Edition of the game goes a step further, and it will include a steel book case, the soundtrack for the game, and a Heihachi vs Kazuya figurine, which has some tie-ins to the game’s story mode, which will focus on the multi-game spanning struggle between father and son.
Harada tells us that “This battle is something that’s been going on throughout the series, but we’ve never really delved into why they’re trying to kill each other… So this is the first time we actually get to see what went on in the history between those two, and to actually see some kind of conclusion.” Harada goes on to say that the story will be viewed from “a different person’s perspective, not the father or the son, but someone watching from the sidelines, and so it’s actually a good chance for people who don’t know anything about the series to jump in because you won’t feel left out if you start from this one.”
So, what do you guys think of the new Tekken 7 details? Will you be picking it up this June? And if so, for which console? What are your thoughts on the inclusion of a season pass? Let us know in the comments below, and stay tuned to DFTG for the latest gaming news!
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