13th Jun2016

TEKKEN 7 – PC and Console Release Date! Early 2017!

by Rip

TEKKEN 7 – PC and Console Release Date! Early 2017! Thats right, confirmed this morning at the Microsoft XBOX E3 Conference, Tekken 7 will be released early 2017 on the PC via Steam, Xbox One, and the Playstation 4. They showed off a snippet of the new story mode which shows seamless transitions between cutscene animations and gameplay. They also showed quicktime events in the cutscenes and in the gameplay. Additionally, it mentions “WHO WILL SURVIVE – FATHER OR SON?” implying that either Heihachi or Kazuya will die! Check it out and my live reactions to it below!
UPDATE: BandaiNamco site notes 3-31-17 as the release date (March 31, 2017). That may be a placeholder date though


05th Feb2016

Tekken 7 FR – Akuma has EX Meter and New Designs for Old Characters!

by Rip

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!


26th Jan2016

Nina Williams is Back in Tekken 7 Fated Retribution! Evolution 2016 Lineup and Venue Announcements!

by Rip

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.

13th Dec2015

TEKKEN 7 Fated Retribution HD Trailer and FULL Breakdown!

by Rip

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

03rd Oct2015

King of Iron Fist 2015 West Coast Qualifier – Archive!

by Rip

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.

23rd Jul2015

Tekken 7 – Throws Get Counterhit

by Rip

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

13th Jul2015

Comic Con 2015 – Tekken 7 Concept Art and Rise of Incarnates

by Rip

I spent this past weekend at San Diego Comic-Con, mainly focusing on playing Tekken 7 in the SDTekken room. Usually Namco has a panel to talk a little bit about Tekken and other projects they have going on. This year the focus was on the concept art for Tekken 7 and Rise of Incarnates. They mainly went over the concept art for the new characters in Tekken 7 – Kazumi, Gigas, Shaheen, Lucky Chloe, Claudio, and Josie Rizal. They don’t usually show so much of the concept art but I appreciate the effort and hope they put it in the game as extra content when it finally comes to console.