Tekken 7 is truly the BIG fighting game title which is set to arrive on consoles this year. The franchise is arguably the “Street Fighter” of 3D fighting games, and considering it’s been roughly 6 years since it’s last main entry (Tekken 6), fans of the franchise are more than eager to get their hands on the latest iteration.
Originally, Tekken 7 had a scheduled release window of early 2017, many fans have been speculating either a March or April release date, but it seems we’ll have to wait a bit longer than that before the game officially hits store shelves, as Bandai Namco has officially announced this week that the title will be arriving on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on June 2nd, 2017.
“TEKKEN 7 for home consoles and PCs represents the culmination of the highest levels of fighting game development, even surpassing its arcade counterpart by offering additional balance and fine tuning, the inclusion of a dramatic story mode, more characters, and the implementation of online tournament modes that are sure to ignite the fighting spirit amongst gamers around the world.”
Bandai Namco has also announced that a Season Pass for Tekken 7 will most certainly be a thing, and will be available for all platforms. The Season Pass will give “access to three content packs aimed to extend the TEKKEN 7 experience and will include new playable characters, new stages, a new game mode, costume packs, and a bonus 35-piece Metallic Costume Pack.”
A collectors edition for Tekken 7 has also recently been confirmed, however it will only be available for PlayStation 4, and Xbox One owners. The collectors edition is set to contain a 12×18 tall statue of Kazuya kicking Heihachi in the air, a special Steel Book, as well as the official Tekken 7 soundtrack.
PlayStation 4 owners will also receive some exclusive goodies, with legacy costumes which will be available, featuring costumes from Tekken 4 and Tekken 2 for King, Xiaoyu, and Jin. The PlayStation 4 version will also feature a jukebox mode where you can listen to classic Tekken tracks, and create a playlist of Tekken music which you can listen to while you play.
Tekken 7 is a huge turning point in the games story, as well as franchise as a whole. Many are speculating this to be the final Tekken title as it is set to tie up the current story arch surrounding the Mishima family, so it will be really interesting to see where Bandai Namco goes from here.
Tekken 7 arrives on June 2nd for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.