'Tekken 7' release date, characters: release expected to be August, will get an airing at SEAM 2015


Tekken 7 will be available for non-Japanese gamers to play at the upcoming Southeast Asia Majors (SEAM) 2015, happening on June 19-20 at Bangkok, Thailand. This is not an official release event, but rather a gaming tournament event where Bandai Namco’s entry will be Tekken 7. However, fans need not worry, as the game will soon be coming to consoles.

Cyberland previously reported that Bandai Namco finally set the release date for the PS4 and Xbox One versions Tekken 7 for August 2015.

Meanwhile, reports have indicated that the game’s chief producer and Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada plans to add more characters to the new game.

“Currently [at the time of said report], we have four new characters. But later on, we’ll continue to add them through updates, so look forward to it. We don’t plan on reducing the number of characters so yes, we’re thinking of adding more.”

Harada also teased a possible PC version for Tekken 7, for “certain countries that prefer or need to play on PC”.

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; Kazumi Mishima, Kazuya’s mother, as the final boss for the game; 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 instalment 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.

In related news, Tekken 7 is set to get an all-new Kazuya Mishima action figure, based on his appearance on the game. The figure design is still on its proto-stage, and is unknown whether it will have a non-Japan release.