Coming to Japanese arcades early next year.
Tekken 7 will begin rolling out to arcades across Japan in February, 2015, according to information apparently acquired from a recent Bandai Namco Autumn business meetings.
The details of the fighting game’s impending arcade release also appeared on Japanese resource Arcade Game Portal. The report shortly follows news that Tekken 7 entered location testing in Japan earlier this month, offering players the chance to test out new mechanics along with the arcade netplay system.
Bandai Namco announced Tekken 7 and its new-gen console release during fighting game tournament Evo 2014 in July. The latest iteration in the 3D fighting franchise uses Epic Games' Unreal Engine 4. According to Tekken 7 game director Katsuhiro Harada, it will give the developer the chance to focus on “making Tekken 7 the best possible game" instead of creating a new engine.
The game will include new fighters such as Catalina, a Latin American described as a "sassy mouthed talker" who "will be vocal in-game," and a male character by the name of Claudio.
Harada revealed late last month that two new features are being developed for the title with a focus on returning to “Tekken’s true essence” after the hardcore player-focused Tekken Tag Tournament 2.
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