Tekken 7’s Producer Discusses The Game’s New Tournament Mode

We’re just a few days away from experiencing the fighting action of Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7, [...]


We're just a few days away from experiencing the fighting action of Bandai Namco's Tekken 7, the latest (and perhaps final) entry in the long-running beat-em-up series. And to celebrate the occasion, the publisher has released a new video, where the game's producer and director, Katsuhiro Harada, discusses a solid addition to the game – Tournament Mode.

In the video, Harada had plenty of discussion regarding why the mode was added, and what players can expect out of it when it debuts this Friday.

"There are a lot of people who don't want to play in online matches because they hate losing. But they still have a competitive spirit, don't they? If they want to play now their only options are ranked matches or pairing off and playing with friends. If they decide that they do want to have a goal in the game then a tournament, playing with people from all over the globe in a while championship for example, would be pretty difficult," he explained.

"But if they had the chance to play in an 8-person tournament, well then they'd probably be playing all the time, wouldn't they? If they did that, they could get a taste of coming out in the top spot, plus they could actually get a small reward in the game. They could unlock costumes or something like that. Having a small goal you're working on each day, learning how to play the game, and not just for ranked matches. This is our concept here for this style of gaming, with this type of mini tournament."

Harada discusses more of it in the video below, complete with a few other details, like how players can not only test their skills, but also earn additional rewards by taking part in the game's many mini-tournaments. It'll definitely be something that competitive Tekken fans will want to partake in, even if they don't have the greatest of win records. After all, there are some cool bonus goodies to acquire here, and you don't want to pass those by.

Tekken 7 releases on June 2nd for Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC.