The brawling Spaniard Miguel Caballero Rojo is scheduled to make is return in Tekken 7, and he's got an unfinished business with Jin Kazama in this gameplay trailer!
Tekken 7 is schedule for release in early 2017 for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam.
Bandai Namco has just released a video on the tekkenchannel, detailing Tekken 7: Fated Retribution's new game features, as well as an overview of returning character Nina Williams (in her new killer bride costume) and the much-talked-about guest character, Street Fighter's "Master of the Fist", Gouki.
Recent fighting game news reveal that Street Fighter V will have a cinematic story mode, while Tekken 7: Fated Retribution and The King of Fighters XIV mark the return of their respective series veterans.
Tekken Project director Katsuhiro Harada had just announced at the recently ended Tekken 7 King of Iron Fist Tournament 2015 in Tokyo that an update to the arcade game is currently in development, called Tekken 7: Fated Retribution. And the most exciting part of that announcement is the launch of the trailer that reveals a new character: the Supreme Master of the Assassin's Fist himself, Gouki from Street Fighter!
Tekken 7's story trailer from last year's San Diego Comic Con shows a scene several decades before the current timeline, where Kazumi Mishima was visited by a mystery character. She told the shadowy figure that her husband Heihachi would eventually realize that their son Kazuya had inherited her Devil Gene, and she asked him to kill Heihachi should she fail and die trying to stop him, or else, who knows what destruction he will cause to the world.
The trailer after the break finally reveals the mystery man to be Gouki all this time, who says he will repay his debt to Kazumi when the time comes. His involvement in the Mishima Saga appears to be canon, and this marks the first time ever in fighting game history that a guest character played a key role in the host game's main story.
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.
Bandai Namco, through TEKKEN Project director Katsuhiro Harada, has just announced Tekken 7 for the PlayStation 4 at the Paris Games Week. Check out the full video of the announcement below. The trailer features the 20 years of the Mishima Saga that culminated in seven King of Iron Fist Tournaments.
Tekken 7 will not only run on the Unreal Engine 4, but it will also support the PS4's upcoming new virtual reality technology, the PlayStation VR.
Harada-san and his team have been developing a VR game for the PS4, entitled Summer Lesson, since 2014.
Read the official press release after the break.
A feature introduced in Tekken Tag Tournament 2 returns in Tekken 7 as the character profile customization option is now available to players of the arcade fighter.
Players using Banapassport cards can now replace their fighters' default pre-match profile pictures with jbstyle's special character artworks. In a future update, illustrations by JUNNY, Shunya Yamashita and Tomio Fujisawa will also be available for use.
This has been the first and latest Tekken-related update so far since the Summer Fest campaign ended last August. There are yet no news regarding new characters entering the game, but Tekken Project director Katsuhiro Harada said there will be big changes to the game's console version, so the game is still far from complete and more characters might yet be revealed.
Bandai Namco has launched a summer campaign for Tekken 7 in Japan, making summer-themed outfits and customizations available for the entire roster. The ladies are given two varieties of summer swimwear; one is called the "Sunshine Top" and the other is called "Celebrity Mini Bikini." The guys, on the other hand, are given shirtless customizations.
New player icons, panels and title plates are also made available for players of the arcade game. The campaign began on July 29 and will end on August 31.
Below are screenshots of some of the characters wearing the summer-themed costumes and customizations.
Source: TEKKEN OFFICIAL
Still in celebration of Tekken's 20th anniversary, Tekken 7 collaborates with THE iDOLM@STER, another Namco Bandai game that's celebrating its 10th anniversary, giving rise to special iDOLM@STER costumes for the ladies in the current roster, with the exception of Leo.
Watch the feature trailer below.
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.