Bandai Namco revealed to us yesterday, their upcoming Tekken sequel – “Tekken 7”. This upcoming Tekken is said to be the final game in the highly acclaimed series, that first came about in 1994 as an arcade game, and later brought a port to the Sony Playstation and paved the way for many sequels. It has not been revealed officially if this is the end of the series, or rather just the end of the in game quarrel between the Mishimas, who have had an ongoing feud since the beginning of the game, as fans will know. Whether it is the end of this feud or in fact the end of the series completely, this is still uplifting news for fans of the series who haven’t seen a numbered Tekken game since Tekken 6 in 2007 (in Japan, 2009 for most of the rest of the world).
The game was unveiled during yesterday’s Evolution Championship Series fighting game tournament, in Las Vegas. A release date has not yet been confirmed, but what has been revealed by the developers thus far is that the game will be running on Unreal Engine 4, so take that as you will (some people will be excited about this, others disappointed). It has also not yet been revealed which platforms Tekken will be released on, but many are hoping for a current gen release, as well as a PC release. Tekken has certainly come a long way, from being a standard Japanese arcade fighting game to being one of the most successful fighting games in history, spanning across 20 years and a number of different platforms and styles, it has certainly earned its place in the fighting game hall of fame. More info is set to be revealed on July 25th at the San-Diego Comic con, at the fighting game panel.
Assuming that the next instalment will be the final one, I am a little disappointed, as I am a fan of the game series and would have liked it to continue. However, I have never been very invested in the story or the feud between the characters, so with that ending I am not fazed. Personally I am hoping for an Xbox One release, because I would love to be able to play my all-time favourite fighting game series on my next gen console, like most fans who own next gen systems. Are you excited about this news? Will you be buying the next Tekken if it comes to your system of choice? How do you feel about this game possibly ending the series?
Check out the trailer below and post your thoughts!