The latest entry into Bandai Namco's Tekken fighting game franchise, Tekken 7, is now available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.
Providing closure to Tekken's storyline centered around the eternal struggle for power among the members of the Mishima clan, Tekken 7 was developed at Bandai Namco’s Tokyo, Japan, studio under the leadership of franchise director, Katsuhiro Harada.
“Over its two-decade history, the Tekken series has been a source of pride within our organization and Tekken 7 is the franchise’s strongest offering yet; ready to take its place in the pantheon of great fighting games.” said Eric Hartness, Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc. “Our plans for Tekken 7 won’t end with the launch of the game, instead our vision extends globally as we begin to seek out the best-of-the-best Tekken 7 players in the world through the Tekken World Tour series. The fiercest fighters who rise through the Tekken World Tour will face-off at the Tekken World Finals taking place in North America in November this year. We look forward to pitting the toughest Tekken 7 players against each other; crowning new King of the Iron Fist Champions for many years to come.”
Tekken 7 is powered by Unreal Engine 4. Bandai Namco says it sets new standards in graphics quality for the series and the fighting game genre, featuring highly detailed characters, dynamic animations, and unique environments. Tekken 7 features numerous modes and enhancements beyond its arcade component. This includes an in-depth story mode that enables players to fully experience Tekken's canon storyline. Players will also be able to check out new fighters such as Akuma from Capcom's Ultra Street Fighter IV, as well as Kazumi Mishima, Claudio, Josie, Shaheen, Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Gigas, and master their respective fighting styles. Tekken 7 also delivers new abilities for players to employ during bouts such as Rage Arts, Power Crushes, and Rage Drives, all of which are designed to increase the tension of each battle within the game.
“It has been a long journey, but reaching today’s launch of Tekken 7 has been well worth the Tekken Team’s diligent efforts.” said Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken Franchise Director. “We’ve put our blood, sweat, and souls into bringing Tekken 7 to home consoles in the hope that new players and long-time fans will enjoy our work. This is a true passion project and I hope players will be able to feel the Tekken Team’s dedication to our art as they play Tekken 7.”
Tekken 7 is rated "T for Teen" by the ESRB.