The wait for Tekken 7 has been a long one, but next week fans of the series will know when they can expect to finally pick it up. Bandai Namco has announced on the official Tekken Twitter account that the game’s release date will be coming next week, though an exact date or time for the announcement was not shared.
Unfortunately, this was all the information that was revealed in the tweet, though it did come with a GIF featuring Kazuya that you can check out by clicking right here.
Bandai Namco has been gradually teasing Tekken fans with the reveal of new characters to the game’s roster, which includes series favorites and brand new ones. The latest reveal was that of Kuma & Panda, who are characters that have been a part of the series for a long time now. A trailer was released that shows the two characters in action, which you can see for yourself by clicking right here.
Despite the wait for the release of the console version of the game being a long one, the game has actually been playable in Japanese arcades since 2015. The game features several additions to the game’s mechanics, which includes the likes of Rage Arts and Power Crushes. Rage Arts allow the player to perform a critical hit when their hp is low, whereas Power Crushes allow the player to avoid being staggered by an enemy attack.
However, perhaps the biggest addition to Tekken 7 will be that of a full-fledged single player campaign, which will feature regular cutscenes and QTEs in between the traditional fighting. Producer Katsuhiro Harada has previously said that the game will have a darker tone compared to prior games in the series, which largely has to do with the Mishima Clan saga coming to a close.
Whenever Tekken 7 does end up launching it will be available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.