Bandai Namco had planned to bring Tekken 7 arcade machines to events like EVO 2015 and more later this year. It looks like those plans won’t come into fruition thanks to a burglary.
Mad Catz’s Community & Sponsorship Manager, Mark Julio, tweeted the following bad news:
“My work stuff is all gone and some of my friends’ stuff. The key for T7 is gone too, so sorry future events. :(. I’m really really sorry in advance if this hiccup prevents us from showcasing TEKKEN 7 or bringing Mad Catz to upcoming events.”
Bandai Namco’s Katsuhiro Harada tried to come up with a solution by saying:
“New key doesn’t work for your board. The Board (HDD& secure chip) is useless now. We should build new board & secure key USB.”
Julio followed up with another tweet saying he’s working with the team from Japan to try and see if they can still bring Tekken 7 arcade machines to future events in the USA. He said the situation is looking “positive” at the moment, so that’s a good thing.
The Seattle Police Department is currently working on the burglary. Tekken 7 had been scheduled to be playable at this year’s EVO 2015 event in July. Hopefully everything is sorted out by then so more North Americans can get a chance to play the game. It would be sad if everyone misses out due to this burglary.