Tekken 7 heads to consoles, PC in 2017 with Akuma in tow
LOS ANGELES, USA – One of the most popular fighting games will finally arrive on console and PC early 2017.
Two years after its initial arcade release, it was announced during the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) that Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7 will arrive on consoles and PC early next year.
We were shown a live demo during E3 and it already looks like a fast-paced and flashy fighting game. Here’s some info on everything we’ve seen so far.
Tekken 7's focal point is the closure to the 20-year long feud within the Mishima clan. If you’re one to enjoy the story mode, then you may appreciate that some of the cut-scenes in the game will blend in smoothly during your battles.
Unique dialogue will take place in the middle of combat. At certain points in a fight, a cut-scene will seamlessly take place that is meant to enhance the tension of the battle and give it more context.
Near the end of the fight, before you deliver the knock-out blow, you are given the option to end a fight stylishly as if it were also part of the ending cut-scene.
Get ready for Akuma
The game features over 30 characters, but the most notable addition to the roster is Akuma of Street Fighter.
Akuma will not just make a cameo in the game. As teased by the latest Tekken 7 trailer, Akuma plays a significant role in Heihachi Mishima’s storyline and will battle him to the death at one point or another in the game. The entire set of moves of Akuma from Street Fighter will also be available on TEKKEN 7, including his EX meter.
New battle mechanics help you turn the tide
Tekken 7 will be bringing in a new set of moves and battle mechanics.These are called Rage Arts, and Power Crushes.
The Rage mechanics activate once your life drops to a certain level. Rage Arts presents an alternative move that can is powerful enough to turn the tables if you use it to your advantage.
Power Crushes, on the other hand, are moves that cannot be stopped. Unlike the Invincible Moves of Tekken Revolution, characters will continue to absorb damage should they be hit by their opponent, but it will not stop them from continuing their Power Crush.
These new mechanics are also meant to make it easier for new fighting game players to learn and have fun with the game.
Powerful visuals, powerful graphics
We’ve also been told that Tekken 7 will be running on Unreal Engine 4.
The engine allows the game to have strikingly detailed arenas, characters, and flashy looking fighting effects. You can also expect to see smoother looking movements and attacks once the game is released.
Are you looking forward to the release of Tekken 7 for the current generation of consoles and the PC? Let us know in the comments!