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.
Just announced via the evo2k twitter account, Tekken 7 will be receiving a $30,000 pot bonus! Additionally, there is a free Tekken t-shirt for all participants! Since there are already 7 announced Japanese players coming to Evo (who have no doubt been playing the game the past 3.5 months) its safe to say they are the favorites looking for that pot bonus. It should make for a high level top 8 performance though! The Japanese players expected to be in attendance at Evo are Kuro Kuro, Zekusu, Pekosu, Nobi, Yuu, Matador. There are multiple announcements regarding the Tekken franchise coming up in the next few weeks. July 7th will be a major announcement, followed by a panel at Comic-Con and another panel at Evolution! Lots of Tekken incoming!
MrWizard just announced the Evolution 2013 lineup on WakeupSRK. He said that running six games made Evo2012 run too late last year, so… with that being said, this year there will be 8 games! Thats ridiculous and I love it lol. To try to space it out, they’re moving some of the finals to Saturday so for Sunday Finals there will only be five games. The list of games for Evolution 2013 is as follows:
- Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3
- Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition 2012
- Tekken Tag Tournament 2
- Mortal Kombat 9
- Street Fighter x Tekken v2013 – 1 vs 1 (Wiz has new info on Gems, so no announcement about new rules for it)
- King of Fighters XIII
- Persona 4:Arena
- ??? PLAYERS CHOICE ???
More info on Players Choice and the event itself after the jump: (more…)
TekkenLive recorded hours of gameplay from the latest build of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 that was at Evolution this year. Though people weren’t using it much the new Tag Crash feature (along with flashing white life bar can be seen in the vids). Good stuff, check it out:
In this video from Gamespot at Evolution we get a sneak peek at Harada himself playing the game with none other than SDT‘s MarkMan. Namco Community Manager FilthieRich explains the basic gameplay system as they play:
This year at Evolution, Namco Bandai had a panel discussing the Tekken and Soul Calibur franchises. The first 10 minutes or so are similar to their Comic-Con panel, however the remainder is a very awesome Q/A session with the fans at Evolution. Lots of topics covered and overall a good listen. Harada opens up and speaks English occasionally as well! Huge thanks to XelNaga of All Things Gaming / UpstateFighting.com for filming this for me.
Aris and MYK are back with another Avoiding the Puddle podcast. Really good recap of all of the Tekken related things that happened in the last two weeks. Also some cool insights on the latest build of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 that we played at Evolution. Apparently, the new Tag Crash feature costs Netsu to allow a safe tag-in for your partner. Great listen as always, check it out.