'Tekken 7' release date to PC; Trailer for PS4 features Mishima clan, other playable characters


PC gamers will be delighted to find out that fighting game “Tekken 7” is finally coming to their platform in the early parts of 2017.

According to reports, the wait is finally over as Bandai Namco will have a version of the hit franchise released on Steam. During the developer’s appearance at the recently concluded Tokyo Game Show 2016, they also shared a trailer for PlayStation 4 owners. The clip features the members of the Mishima clan which has a major role in the story. Polygon notes that the video’s single-player mode will include a seamless mix of pre-rendered cut scenes and in-engine fighting game action.

Although the scenario appears to be similar to the one released by Microsoft in this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) trade show, Bandai Namco stated that this is the first time fans will see the game being played on the PS4.

In addition, it is expected that the gameplay will also highlight other playable characters in the roster believed to be composed of 32 selections. Since it is a subsidiary of the arcade iteration, “Tekken 7: Fated Retribution,” Akuma from “Street Fighter” may also become playable.

Claudio Serafino’s storyline will also be updated with the integration of an exorcist group. He will apparently become the leader of the group called “The Archer of Sirius” who will be responsible for banishing entities in the world. Mishima Zaibatsu will approach the group and encouraged them to join his alliance. Since the existence of the group is a secret, they will be doubtful of his true intentions.

Other features predicted to be included are improved gaming performance due to the use of Unreal Engine 4, and potential support for virtual reality (VR) technology, however, it remains to be seen if this comes to fruition.

Aside from PC, “Tekken 7” will also launch on several other platforms such as PS4 and Xbox One. It will be released in North America and Europe in early 2017, while Japanese players will be able to get their hands on it sometime during spring.