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Tekken 7 release date along with new updates and Unreal Engine 4

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The classic “Tekken” series unleashes another anticipated instalment, “Tekken 7“. #Newcharacters, the #gameplay on Unreal Engine 4 reviewed by critics and nearing release date revealed!

Upon “Tekken 7” release date, gamers will #experience an updated version of the classic game – in terms of environment and high technology make – but of course, the basic theme of fighting remains – with a few upgrades.

“Tekken 7” is also announced to make use of Unreal Engine 4 that will allow it to be developed for numerous platforms.

According to Polygon, upon “Tekken 7” release date gamers will have answers to hanging questions on the feud among the Mishima family including Heihachi Mishima, Kazuya and Jin Kazama, and the source of the so-called “Devil Gene”.

Tekken Zaibatsu updates on character and story explains that while there will be returning characters from previous installments, there are of course new ones that will battle it out.

Among the first characters revealed are Katarina and Claudio – a Latin American fighter who is master of the Savate art and an Italian light-wielding combatant, respectively.

Returning characters who have made names for themselves from the previous “Tekken” franchise include Alisa Bosconovitch, Asuka Kazama, Bryan Fury, Feng Wei, Heihachi Mishima, Hwoarang, Kazuya Mishima, King, Lars Alexandersson, Leo, Lili, Ling Xiaoyu, Marshall Law, Paul Phoenix, Sergei Draguno, and Steve Fox.

During the 2014 Evolution Championship Series, Katsuhiro Harada of Namco shared news about the Unreal Engine 4-released ‘Tekken 7’. He says, “With Unreal Engine 4, we can rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it also allows us to bring ‘Tekken 7’ to any platform we desire.”

This means that although there may be an officially announced release date for “Tekken 7” arcade, home consoles as in PlayStation and Xbox for “Tekken 7” release date might not be farther behind.

“Tekken 7” arcade release date has been set for February 2015; other platforms for “Tekken 7” release date remain unofficial.

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Unreal Engine 4 to be the game engine for Tekken 7 release

Namco Bandai announced the next title to their Tekken #fightinggame franchise, Tekken 7, during the 2014 Evolution Championship Series. The #announcement was made alongside a trailer video.

The company only made the announcement that the game was currently in development and has not ascertained when it will be released and on what platform it will be released.

It was announced, however, that the game will be using the Unreal Engine 4. The game engine was only released earlier this year and not a lot of games have been released using the engine.

Tekken 7 will be continuing from the story of Tekken 6, extending the rivalry and strife between the Mishima family – notably between Heihachi and Kazuya – as seen in the trailer. The game however will most likely be the last to feature the Mishima storyline, as hinted by the video.

There will also be a new character to be introduced in the upcoming game and is revealed to be an Arab-looking assassin-like character. Director and producer of the game Katsuhiro Harada asked fans and gamers for feedback on the concept and was mostly faced with comments on the similarity of the character to the assassins from the Assassin’s Creed franchise.

Harada’s responses to fan’s comments were made on Twitter and he expressed his surprise when a large number of feedback was given regarding the concept.

“I’m surprised at the number of feedback and reactions (on the Facebook, Twitter, Internet media) about Arab character,” Harada said in a tweet.


The new character is short-haired as Harada learned during his trip to Dubai and Saudi Arabia that long hair was not suitable for Arab fighters. Other typical Arabian wardrobe features like the long coat was also missing because of a high hardware demand.

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Tekken 7 coming to Linux and SteamOS using Unreal Engine 4

Hours after the #announcement was leaked, #NamcoBandai has confirmed it: Tekken 7 is a thing. And it even has a teaser #trailer for it. But while old time fans of the Tekken series have panned, if not maligned, recent entries in the franchise, Tekken 7 is a tad interesting, if only for a technical consideration that Namco has revealed as well.

The trailer mostly shows the back of the deceased Kazumi, lover of the title’s forever bad guy Heihachi. In staggered sentences meant only to prolong the agony of watching the trailer from start to finish, she says time and again that she must stop Heihachi, who has learned that her son, who grows up to be one-time protagonist then also forever antagonist Kazuya Mishima, inherited her powers. Of course, Kazuya would later on blame Heihachi for her death, triggering the events that would unfold over the series of fighting games.

The trailer ends with the phrase “The final battle”, but it could hardly mean the end of the franchise. Then again, some have clung to older versions, particularly Tekken 3 and earlier, as the golden age of the series. Despite the games’ advancement in graphics and motion, it seems to have failed to attract the love of the fanbase. But Tekken 7 might actually stir things up a bit, if only because the developers have decided to bank on the Unreal Engine 4.

According to Tekken executive producer and game director Katsuhiro Harada, Unreal Engine 4, or UE4, allows them to focus more on the interesting bits of the game and leave the grueling parts to Unreal’s popular engine. In particular, he expects that UE4 will allow them to port to more platforms faster than they could do themselves.

There is still no date nor target platforms for Tekken 7, though the latter is easy to deduce from the market as well as UE4’s supported platforms, which practically means the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. However, Windows is also a possible target, but perhaps it will be most interesting to see if Tekken 7 will also be available on SteamOS, and Linux in general, in the future thanks to UE4.

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