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Tekken 7 revealed as potential canon closer

Shake hands with the iron fist for what could be the last time
Mon Jul 14 2014, 15:46
A shot from Tekken Tag tournament

BEAT 'EM UP Tekken is back for the seventh time, and promises to thump gloriously onto consoles with the Unreal 4 games engine.

Tekken, for those of you that are unfamiliar with the game, is something of a classic foot to face combat game that stands in the rival camp to Nintendo stalwart Streetfighter.

The last outing for a Tekken title came in late 2013 with the release of Tekken Arena and the first was in 1994, courtesy of arcades, and then a year later on the Playstation console.

Tekken 7 will come out in the 20th anniversary year of the adventures of Heihachi and associates. The trailer calls the game, or perhaps one of the many fights that gamers will indulge in, "the final battle".

According to Katsuhiro Harada, who leads the Namco Tekken team, more information about the game, including what consoles it will run on, will be released later this month at a US Comic Con in San Diego.

"The power and flexibility means that we can focus our efforts on making Tekken 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine," said Harada in a statement.

"With Unreal Engine 4, we could rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platform and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to immediately bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire."

The information rather dries up there, but let us assume that Tekken 7 will let gamers take out their frustration on everything from wooden men and bears to punchy kangaroos.

"The Tekken franchise is beloved and we couldn't be more excited to be working with the talented team at Bandai Namco," added Unreal Engine chap, Taka Kawasaki, studio head at Epic Games Japan.

Although unannounced, Tekken 7 is expected to arrive on the PS4 and Xbox One games consoles. µ


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