Many fans have been looking forward to the release of Tekken 7. Unfortunately, the game has only been released in Japan as an arcade version, which means that international fans of Tekken have been eying Japanese gamers with envy.
Luckily, they can now stop getting green-eyed since there are rumors that Tekken 7 will be made available in the early part of 2017. As of this writing, there’s no official word from developer Bandai Namco Studios about the exact release date of the game, but we can expect it to hit the shelves in the first quarter or in the first half of next year.
Tekken 7 will obviously be released on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, which have been the platforms of the previous installments of the franchise. However, there’s a possibility that the latest game will also available for Microsoft Windows PCs through Steam download, which is the first time this would happen. Clearly, this is a move to introduce more players to the Tekken universe, which won’t only increase brand awareness but also raise sales.
There’s also a possibility that Tekken 7 will allow cross-playing, which means that those who are playing on their PCs can engage in battles with those who are on their Xbox One or PS4. But this isn’t confirmed yet; according to Tekken Project game designer Michael Murray, the game’s cross-play capability depends on whether Sony would agree to it or not, since Microsoft has already shown interest in it (which isn’t surprising since it owns both Windows PC and Xbox One).
Either way, Tekken 7 will bring a lot of new things that will surely excite fans. It brings back old-timers like Lee Chaolan, Heihachi Mishima, and Bob as well as new fighters such as Katarina Alves, Josie Rizal, and Lucky Chloe. It will also feature new gameplay mechanics including Power Crush and Rage Art.
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