Announced last week at Gamescom, Tekken 7 will feature the returning series veteran Lee Chaolan, and his Tekken 4 alter-ego Violet will also make his return as a palette swap. Check out his gameplay trailer below.
The new set of character artworks for Tekken 7 are out.
Katarina Alves, Claudio Serafino, Shaheen, Lucky Chloe, Josie Rizal, Gigas and Kazumi Mishima get their awesome character illustrations, compliments of returning Tekken artists JUNNY, Shunya Yamashita and Tomio Fujisawa, who all previously did special character artworks for Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
Also check out the first set of character artworks by jbstyle.
It has just been announced just earlier today that Tekken 7's final boss Kazumi Mishima will be the next playable character to be made available in the arcade game's next version update.
She adopts some moves from the Mishima-style karate and is also able to somewhat teleport/hover in the air like her father-in-law Jinpachi. She is assisted by her pet tiger and in some of her moves, like the literal Tiger Uppercut shown in 0:41 of her gameplay trailer below.
Kazumi was the first in the Mishima family to make contract with the Devil Gene, thus explaining why Heihachi, Jinpachi and Lars didn't have it (the devil that possessed Jinpachi was a different entity); during childbirth, she passed the curse to her son Kazuya, from whom Jin Kazama inherited the unstable evil power.
The date for Kazumi's playable debut is yet to be determined; she'll most likely debut this coming June.
As the San Diego Comic Con trailer for Tekken 7 suggests, the game will be the final chapter in the tragic tale of the Mishima clan.
Kazumi Mishima, Heihachi's wife and mother to Kazuya, is seen monologuing as if she is speaking to someone, asking him to stop Heihachi in her behalf when she meets her fate. Then we are brought to the present, where we see the father and the son face off on top of a raging volcano, with the camera zooming in on Heihachi as he sees a vision of his son transforming into Devil, and then he sees another vision of another Devil entity, who is most likely Kazumi.
The next scene goes back in time and practically confirms this fact as Kazumi talks about how the young Kazuya had inherited her powers, alluding to the Devil Gene. She is also aware of Heihachi's own power and fears what he can do to Kazuya and to countless others, so she takes it upon herself to stop the man she loves.
It is now official.
Tekken Project director Katsuhiro Harada revealed last weekend at EVO 2014 that they are now working on the seventh canon installment in the Tekken fighting game franchise. While it seems obvious that it will be released for the next-gen consoles, Harada said that they're using the Unreal Engine 4 for the game, making it possible to be ported in current-gen consoles without any hitch.
Check out this "unreal" teaser trailer for Tekken 7 featuring the Mishima clan's matriarch, Kazumi!
IGN apparently got a copy of the teaser video from Namco Bandai in advance, and the teaser went public earlier than its scheduled reveal at EVO when it went online on AOL. (Maybe the site admins at IGN were just too hyped for the reveal and became too excited, and I can't blame them.) The video has since then been disabled for viewing in the site.
The game is tentatively scheduled for release in 2015.