Tekken 7 announced during EVO 2014
This year’s EVO fighting game tournament brought with it a bevy of exciting announcements for fighting game fans and publisher Bandai Namco saved the best for last, announcing a brand new entry in the Tekken franchise during the tournament’s closing ceremonies. Little is known about Tekken 7 aside from its title and the fact that it will be utilizing Unreal Engine 4, but Bandai Namco has released a short teaser trailer to whet fans’ appetites.
The trailer features series mainstays Heihachi and Kazuya squaring off for what is labeled as “The Final Battle” in an ominous sizzle-reel overtone. Sadly the trailer does not show which platforms Tekken 7 will be coming to but it does promise more info will be revealed during Bandai Namco’s fighting games panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con on July 25.
Tekken series executive producer and game director Katsuhiro Harada expressed his excitement at getting to utilize Unreal Engine 4 in a prepared statement that coincided with Tekken 7’s reveal:
"The power and flexibility means that we can focus our efforts on making Tekken 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine. With Unreal Engine 4, we could rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platform and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to immediately bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire."
You can check out the teaser trailer for Tekken 7 below.