Namco released a new T7FR trailer last night that shows off the new Rage ATTACKS system and also showed off a bunch of Akuma’s EX meter system. Check out the video below for my full breakdown, including the new movelists!
Hot off the presses, Akuma has EX Meter in Tekken 7! Seems like he’s the only one who has it as well. Additionally, there are screenshots of the new designs for Alisa, Devil Jin, Hwoarang, Steve Fox, and Paul Phoenix. What happened to Hwoarang’s eye?! Check them out after the jump, or watch the video to see my thoughts of all of this!
Nina Williams debut gameplay trailer for Tekken 7 was streamed live during the Evolution 2016 lineup announcement. She’s got a brand new outfit and looks better than ever! Very much Kill Bill inspired, with the assassin bride look. Check it all out in the video below. Additionally, Evolution 2016 announced their full lineup of 9 games this year including: Street Fighter V, Smash Bros Melee, Smash 4, Killer Instinct Season 3, Mortal Kombat X, Guilty Gear XRD, Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, Tekken 7 Fated Retribution, and Pokken Tournament! Additionally, Evolution 2016 will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center for the main tournament on Friday and Saturday. The finals on Sunday, however, will be held at the Mandalay Bay Event Center! The 5 games to be featured at the event center are Street Fighter V, Smash Bros Melee, Guilty Gear XRD, Mortal Kombat X, and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.
Lastly, it was mentioned that Tekken 7 Fated Retribution will be playable at Final Round on March 18-20 in Atlanta, Georgia! This will likely be the USA debut of the game.
TEKKEN 7 Fated Retribution was announced at the King of Iron Fist Global Tournament last night! The big surprise in the trailer was that AKUMA was the doorman from the original Evo 2014 trailer for Tekken 7! Check it out below in FULL HD 60fps. There are a lot of things to breakdown from this video, which I’ve done separately below that! Check both videos out below
The King of Iron Fist 2015 West Coast Qualifier is live now (UPDATE: Archive below) from Round 1 at the Puente Hills Mall. The winner of this tournament will be one of the USA representatives sent to Japan to compete in the King of Iron Fist 2015 tournament later this year. The favorite to win is Mr.Naps, but there are quite a few contenders as Aris, MYK, Kane, Suiken, JustFrameJames and many others will be there as well. The stream is available from teamsp00ky. Check out the full twitch archive after the jump or if you prefer youtube, click here for the playlist of the Top 8.
Just confirmed this morning at Pokemon World Championships 2015, Pokken Tournament will be coming to the WiiU in Spring 2016. I’ve been invited to participate in the first Pokken Tournament Invitational later this afternoon (1:30pm EST) which will be live streamed at twitch.tv/pokemon. The game plays like a mixture of Smash Bros., Naruto, and Street Fighter. Some of the characters moves are Tekken animations as well.
One of the new changes in Tekken 7 is that throws can now be counterhit. I’m not really a fan of the change since throws have already been weakened in Tekken 7 (generic 1 or 2 throws can be broken with either punch button). Note that this seems to only counterhit on the impact frame of the throw and not during its startup. Kane and I tested it and put together this short video demonstrating it. Let me know what you guys think about this in the comments below