Just revealed from TGS on the MadCatz stream, a new Latin American female character has been added to the roster for Tekken 7! This character will also be available during the location test taking place in Japan from October 3rd to October 5th. Harada has said that the character will be beginner friendly. What does that means exactly? We will have to wait and see. Also, they mentioned that she will have a sassy attitude, and talk a lot while fighting! Additionally, a SECOND new character will also be available at the location test and has characteristics of a 2D fighter!
Also mentioned is that they were doing lag tests between Seoul, South Korea and Japan – possibly for arcades? Very interesting if true!
Mortal Kombat X has a release date! Following suit with Mortal Kombat 9 and Injustice, looks like it will hit Q2 of 2015 – April 14, 2015 to be exact. It will launch on Playstation 4 (PS4), Xbox One (XB1), Xbox 360, Playstation 3 (PS3) and Windows PC. Additionally, they have announced that GORO will be playable – the first time that’s happened since Mortal Kombat Armageddon. To get Goro though, you’ve got to PRE-ORDER the game in the USA. In UK, the preorder special is only at “an exclusive UK retailer”
UPDATED WITH FULL RECAP VIDEO BELOW OFFICIAL TRAILER. Pokemon meets Tekken with Pokken Tournament scheduled for an arcade release in 2015! Apparently there are hints it will head to the WiiU after? Tekken creator Katsuhiro Harada and Soul Calibur producer Masaaki Hoshino are both involved! “Whether you are a casual player, a regular player or a hardcore player, anyone who likes Pokémon can have fun,” said Katsuhiro Harada. Apparently the game will be more casual in nature, but will also appeal to adult gamers. Looks like Harada wasn’t kidding when he said he had a lot of titles he was working on. Check out the trailer below though, it definitely has a Tekken vibe with WAY more flash.
I guess it started with Halo on the original Xbox. It came out in November 2001 and by the following year, Xbox/Halo LAN parties were commonplace. Lots of fun was had in many a college dorms, but I had a conflicted view on it all. Yes, it was a fun game, but I couldn’t help to wonder how much better everything would be if it was on the PC. You see, I had honed my skills on a mouse and keyboard for the past 5 years on shooters like Quake 1, 2, 3, Half-Life 2, and Counter-strike and had now found myself playing this first-person shooter at mediocre to “OMG I can’t even walk straight” levels. The amount of frustration generated by being forced to aim with these terrible, imprecise thumb sticks was immense. “These guys would be getting rocked so hard if I had a mouse and keyboard” is what I would say… Read on
Over on the TEKKEN Facebook page, Harada posted up some concept art of a proposed Arab character for Tekken 7. In the post he describes that this is NOT confirmed as a character yet and is only a design at this point. He is looking for feedback on the design so that they can decide how to move forward with the concept. While he is interested in everyone’s feedback, he is particularly interested in feedback from the Middle East TEKKEN communities. So if you guys know anyone in that scene, be sure to forward them along to this post for more information. Check out my imrpressions of the Arab character concept art below:
Hey guys, last weekend was San Diego Comic Con. Bandai Namco had a fighting game panel in which they talked about a bunch of stuff for an hour including Rise of Incarnates, the CGI opening movie for Tekken 7, and finally more details about Tekken 7 itself. You can catch the full panel on the Youtube Channel, or if you’re just interested in a quick recap of the Tekken 7 information, check it out below. BTW, shoutout to all of our subscribers as we recently crossed the 20k barrier. Thanks everyone and if you haven’t already done so, please subscribe!
With Tekken 7′s reveal trailer at Evolution 2014 there was a lot to take in. There’s the whole storyline with this introduction of Kazumi plus the news of the engine switch to Unreal Engine 4, so I thought I’d put together my thoughts in a couple of videos. Lets not forget that July 25th at Comic-Con we will be receiving more information about Tekken 7 as well! The Comic-Con page mentions that Harada will be joined by a special guest – could it be Ono!? Will they reveal Tekken x Street Fighter at Comic-con? After all, it was Comic-Con where they first unveiled Street Fighter x Tekken, so anythings possible!