In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the “Tekken” franchise, Bandai Namco Entertainment recently announced “Tekken 7” for the PlayStation 4 at this year’s Paris Games Week.
Running on Unreal Engine 4, “Tekken 7” maximizes the capabilities of the PS4 to deliver a highly detailed graphic experience and dynamic environments for the 3D fighting style the franchise is known for. Aside from that, the developers also promised “many other enhancements” to be revealed soon.
While there was not any mention of the game coming to other platforms, game chief producer and Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada previously expressed the company’s consideration in making a PC version of “Tekken 7.” This is to cater to fans and gamers who prefer playing on the computer or for “certain countries that prefer or need to play on PC,” as he put it.
New characters available for the current arcade version and in the upcoming updates include Josie Rizal, an Eskrima fighter from the Philippines; Shaheen, a Saudi Arabian specializing in “military fighting style”; Lucky Chloe, who uses freestyle dance and acrobatics; Claudio Serafino, an Italian fighter who uses Siruis-Style Purification Sorcery; Gigas, a character using “destructive impulse”; Katarina Alves, a Brazilian Savate user; and Kazumi Mishima, Kazuya’s mother, as the final boss for the game.
The roster also includes the new Jack-7; a redesigned Lars Alexandersson; and an upgraded version of Yoshimitsu. Familiar faces and fan favorites from previous “Tekken” games also return for the latest installment such as Heihachi Mishima, Hwoarang, Jin Kazama, Devil Jin, Ling Xiaoyu, King, Asuka Kazama, Sergei Dragunov, Leo Kliensen, Marshall Law, Paul Phoenix, Feng Wei, and many others.
“Tekken 7” for the PlayStation 4 is currently under development by the Tekken Team at Bandai Namco Entertainment. Character reveals for the PS4 version of the game as well as the introduction of new gameplay mechanics will be announced soon.
No release window has been announced as of the moment.