Last year, Bandai Namco confirmed that Tekken 7 would be released for the PS4 and “other home consoles” in the near future. Today, the publisher has made it official and revealed the fighting game will make its debut on the PS4, Xbox One, and PC in Early 2017.
Developed under the supervision of Franchise Director Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken 7 will be powered by Unreal Engine 4 and feature a bevy of new characters such as Kazumi Mishima, Claudio, Josie, Shaheen, Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Gigas, and Street Fighter‘s Akuma. The home version of Tekken 7 will also include a Story Mode not found in the arcade edition.
“We’re excited to bring one of the most celebrated and hardcore competitive fighting games to the Xbox One and PC gaming audiences.” said Eric Hartness, the Vice President of Marketing at Bandai Namco Entertainment America. “Tekken 7 is poised to heat up the eSports scene and taking it to Xbox One and PC audiences will further expand the pool of talented competitive tournament players nationwide. With Tekken 7 we’re focused on electrifying the competitive fighting game tournament circuit with the hardest hitting Tekken game yet.”
To celebrate Tekken 7’s announcement, Bandai Namco will offer a free download of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 to all Xbox Live Gold subscribers from now until Tuesday, June 21, at 6:00 AM (Eastern Time). Tekken Tag 2 was originally released for the Xbox 360, but it is also playable on the Xbox One thanks to the console’s backwards compatibility features.