Thanks to a few slip ups, Tekken 7 isn’t a secret any longer.
Update: An official trailer has been released for Tekken 7 which can be found below, and it is awesome.
Bandai Namco will be releasing new information at their Comic-Con panel on July 25, so until then we’ll have to just anticipate the final showdown between Heihachi Mishima and the devil-tainted Kazuya.
Original story as follows.
Thousands of fighting game enthusiasts have gathered for EVO 2014 in Las Vegas to celebrate the genre as a whole. After a projection blunder during a high-profile presentation, attendees were accidentally shown something that heralded the return of one of the landmark brawling franchises: a Tekken 7 logo.
Accompanying the show-wide slip, a video popped up on AOL On with the clear unmistakable title “Tekken 7 Announced” and a description that reads “The 3D fighting franchise returns using Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.”
The footage has since been taken down, but we’ve found a mirrored version below.
It’s believed that Bandai Namco had planned to treat attendees to the Tekken 7 reveal at the event to mark the franchises 20th anniversary, which would lead to triumphant fanfare and applause from Dragon-uppercutters everywhere.
Tekken 7 marks the tenth release in the series, which remains one of the earliest influences in the fighting genre. It’s been two years since the last Tekken release–Tekken Tag Tournament 2–and the game will assuredly find a warm welcome with a host of new and old characters in its roster.
Since the announcement isn’t yet official we’re not sure which platforms Tekken 7 will be coming to, but series producer and director Katsuhiro Harada said that the Unreal Engine 4 “allows us to immediately bring [the game] to any platform we desire” and “achieve the visual quality expected on next-gen platforms”.
That’s a big hint that it’ll be coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, but we may see a release on Xbox 360 and PS3 as well.