Tekken 7 is reviving the 3D fighting game genre on June 2. Bandai Namco has been king of the 8-way fighter space for decades now, and with Tekken 7 it's going to give us a reason to get back in training mode and start practicing our inputs again. Apart from the obvious competitive appeal, though, Tekken 7 will further expand the Tekken storyline which, if we're being honest, has been equal parts entertaining and convoluted (in the same way a good anime can be). In Tekken 7 the stakes have never been higher. Check out the new story trailer here:
"Some fight for honor, duty, revenge, or debts that can never be paid. The Best Fights are Personal and every obstacle on the way will define you. Get ready for the next battle with the best-selling fighting game series!"
"The best fights are personal" has become the tagline for Tekken 7, and Bandai Namco is teasing perhaps some kind of resolution to the seemingly-eternal struggle between the abandoned Kazuya and his father Heihachi who, let's be honest, is probably the worst father in the world.
If you're completely lost and have no idea what's been happening in the world of Tekken up to this point, Bandai Namco has something for you as well. Earlier this week it began a series of story recap videos which retell the story of Tekken using 8-bit sprites, and the whole thing is pretty adorable. You can watch part one, which tells the story up to the events of Tekken 3, right here.
We'll have more on Tekken 7 in the coming days as things heat up for the June 2 launch, and you can stay tuned to WWG for our full review!
- Powered by the Unreal Engine 4, Tekken 7 sets a new benchmark for graphical fidelity for the fighting game genre, pushing the new generation of console hardware and PC visuals to the limit.
Hollywood-like, over-the-top cinematic action sequences blend flawlessly into fierce battles.
Select characters from an impressive roster of fan-favorites and all-new fighters, each with a distinct set of deadly techniques, martial arts moves and combos
Street Fighter's Akuma flawlessly transitions into the 3D space and joins the fray in an epic franchise mash-up complete with all his shoto-style moves and fireballs