20th Oct2014

Tekken 7- New Customizations Revealed

by Rip

Was the Tekken 7 Arcade Release Date not enough cool news for one day? Well then here are some new direct feed screenshots of Tekken 7 customized outfits for Ling Xiayou, Asuka Kazama, Dragunov, and Leo! I assume they are customizations because they are so unique and I can’t read japanese, but could they be the new default outfits? Someone who reads Japanese, figure it out and let me know! I, for one, am really eager to see what the new default costumes look like. As far as customizations go though, these certainly look to be more detailed than anything we’ve seen from past games in the franchise. Check them all out after the jump:


19th Oct2014

Tekken 7 Arcade Release Date – February 2015

by Rip

Looks like Japan will be seeing Tekken 7 hit arcades in February 2015. This information is available from Arcade Game Portal and features some awesome catalog images as you can see below. The full arcade cabinet price looks to be about $15,000 and the PCB version at about $11,000. Looking at some of these images, you can see that the full customization we’ve come to expect will be returning. Unfortunately all the characters in the catalog were available at the location test, so no one new to confirm.
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05th Oct2014

Tekken 7 – Montage / Highlights of Day 3 Location Test!

by Rip

Bandai Namco’s first location test for Tekken 7 has wrapped up. We got to see a ton of the game, but for those of you who may have missed it, here’s a vid with a bunch of the highlights from yesterday’s five and a half hour long stream. Got the Rage Arts for Bryan Fury and Marshall Law in here as well! bOom! Enjoy

05th Oct2014

Hands on Impressions of Tekken 7 Location Test – JTchinoy

by JTchinoy

After 3 long days of waking up early to try to get the special Tekken 7 Banapassports, which I’ve successfully claimed 2 of, I can finally write a complete GENERAL review of the game in its current form.  Please note that I haven’t watched anyone else’s initial impression videos or read any posts, nor did I listen to Harada explain Tekken 7.  I was sitting 7 feet from the man and I couldn’t hear him, so this is all from the observations of myself and my friends.
After 2 glorious years of Tekken Tag Tournament 2, the general Tekken population worldwide is just finally understanding the more in depth mechanics and interactions of the game.  Even if we’re just breaking the surface of Tag 2, it’s time Namco put out the next iteration in the Tekken franchise, based on the roughly 2 year pattern.  I’ll start by clearly stating that my personal experience with the game is that there is no relation between Tekken Revolution and Tekken 7.  Excluding of the vague similarity between the new Power Crush moves in 7 and the Invincible moves in Revolution, the games did not play the same, move the same, nor share similar combo mechanics.

04th Oct2014

Tekken 7 – Montage / Highlights of Day 2 Location Test!

by Rip

Didn’t get to watch all five and half hours of the Tekken 7 location test yesterday? Check out this recap with a bunch of the highlights. Tons of Rage Arts, combos, and hype moments from the day. Don’t forget that the last day of the location test will be streamed in about 12 hours and may feature Kazumi since she was the third Banapass card!

03rd Oct2014

Tekken 7 – Location Test Stream Information

by Rip

Yesterday brought us our first look at Tekken 7 videos from cell phones of varying qualities. Today we will get our first look at some direct feed footage via stream! Stream goes live at 10:30am Japan Time on October 4th. Not sure when that is? Check this countdown timer out (thx lizanias).
10/4 Stream – http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv195284776
10/5 Stream – http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv195284834

Also, check out my recap of everything we found out about the game yesterday. MUST SEE if you’re interested in Tekken 7:

02nd Oct2014

Tekken 7 – First Gameplay Screenshots – New Character Claudio!

by Rip

Just released from the location test comes a new PDF file that goes over some of the games new mechanics as well as a movelist for the 18 characters available in the build. Two new features in the game are a new Rage Arts and Power Crush attacks. Power Crush attacks are attacks that will go through other attacks, BUT you will still take damage if you were attacked during it. This means its similar to invincible moves from Tekken Revolution. One notable exception, is that it will only absorb high and mid moves, not low moves! Check out the PDF and first gameplay screenshots HERE. Also revealed was a new character, Claudio! Also, the character we thought was Catalina is actually Katarina! Surprise!