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All Articles: Tekken 7
Fighting game fans have proven, once again, that the genre is alive and well. According to the NPD Group’s recounting of the best-selling games in June, Tekken 7 (#1) and Injustice 2 (#2) took the top two spots. Nintendo’s bizarro take on the genre, Arms, also made a strong debut in the #5 spot.
Speaking of the Switch, Nintendo’s newest console continued to push the game industry to new heights in June, as The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (#6) and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (#7) stayed in the top ten.
Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, NPD Analyst Mat Piscatella said: “The Nintendo Switch has been the catalyst for year-to-date growth. Year-to-date, hardware spending has grown 19% versus 2016 to $1.4 billion.”
However, older titles also performed well in June, including Grand Theft Auto V (#3), Overwatch (#9), and Minecraft (#17). 2015’s Call of Duty: Black Ops III (#12) even managed to outsell 2016’s Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare (#15).
A complete look at the Top 20 for June 2017 can be found after the break. (more…)
The fighters from Bandai Namco’s Tekken 7 will soon be able to do battle with another crossover character, as the publisher announced that Geese Howard will be added to the game this Winter.
Geese Howard made his debut in 1991’s Fatal Fury as the final boss, and would go on to appear in more than a dozen games in the combined Fatal Fury/Art of Fighting/King of Fighters series including Fatal Fury Special, Art of Fighting 2, and the recently released King of Fighters XIV.
Tekken 7 is currently available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One, and you can get a glimpse Geese Howard in his Tekken guise in the trailer embedded above.
In case you missed it, Bandai Namco unveiled Part 2 of their “Tekken Retro Recap” a few days ago. Produced in cooperation with 8-Bit Cinema, this concluding chapter retells the ridiculous stories behind Tekken 4, Tekken 5, and Tekken 6 in a classic pixelated style.
Also, Kazuya refers to Jin as an “Emo Devil Child.” So it’s got that going for it.
The newest game in the franchise, Tekken 7, was released earlier this week for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
It’s the first Friday in June, and four new Xbox One games are now available to download through the Xbox Games Store, including a new Games With Gold freebie…
But first, let’s talk about Tekken 7. Bandai Namco’s multi-generational saga of corporate intrigue and demonic possession comes to an end in this latest entry, and players will get to experience all the “attitude, competitiveness, and showmanship rooted in its arcade DNA.”
Also available to download today is SpeedRunners, a multiplayer platforming race from DoubleDutch Games. SpeedRunners is a free download this month through Microsoft’s Games With Gold program, and players will be able to blast away at the competition with grappling hooks, power-ups, and interactive environments in hopes of winning its side-scrolling race. Multiplayer competition is also at the heart of The Culling, an arena combat game from Xaviant Games.
Finally today, Hamster Corporation will bring the popular NeoGeo shooter Metal Slug 2 to the Xbox One.
You can learn more about all of these games after the break. (more…)
This week’s PlayStation Store update is like a reunion with old friends…
Things will really start to heat up this Friday, when Tekken 7 brings the story of the Mishima clan to an end on the PS4. The fighting game series that dabbled in storylines involving corporate-funded armies and sentient bears will finally resolve the mystery behind the Devil Gene and answer the question of who truly owns the Mishima Zaibatsu company.
But if you’re looking for something to download today, a trio of new games offer even more familiar faces. Three Fields launched Danger Zone for the PS4, a spiritual successor to the ridiculous crashes found in the Burnout series of racing games. Also available to download is Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a PlayStation VR-exclusive simulation of captaining your own Federation starship. Finally, Nihon Falcom will bring Ys Origin, a prequel to the popular RPG series, to the Vita.
Finally, Telltale’s The Walking Dead: A New Frontier comes to an end this week in Episode 5: From the Gallows.
You can learn more about these titles (and the rest of this week’s new releases) after the break. (more…)
Bandai Namco’s convoluted tale of corporate intrigue, sentient bears, multi-generational demonic possession, and a martial arts tournament is coming to a close this week with the release of Tekken 7 on the PS4 and Xbox One (a PC download will also be available). If you’ve ever wanted to know how the “Devil Gene” changed the Mishima clan, this is your chance.
Also new on store shelves this week is Star Trek: Bridge Crew, a PlayStation VR-powered simulation that asks players to pilot their own Federation starship. Like Tekken 7, it too will also be available as a PC download, in versions compatible with the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive.
Returning to Earth, THQ Nordic and Haemimont Games will release Victor Vran: Overkill Edition, a Diablo-like overhead action RPG, for the PS4 and Xbox One. In addition to the original PC game, the Overkill Edition will also come packaged with the Motorhead: Through the Ages and Fractured Worlds expansions.
Finally this week, Kalypso will release Tropico 5: Complete Collection for the Xbox One. The colonial city builder will include the original game as well as all ten expansions (The Big Cheese, Mad World, Generalissimo, Joint Venture, Surf’s Up, Gone Green, Supervillian, Inquisition, Super Computer, and T-Day).
That’s it for the New Retail Releases report, but we’ll be back throughout the week with a look at the latest additions to the PlayStation Store, Xbox Games Store, and Nintendo eShop.
Tekken 7 will make its PC, PS4, and Xbox One debut in just a few short weeks, but in the meantime, Bandai Namco has teamed up with 8-Bit Cinema to create a “Tekken Retro Recap” of the franchise’s story so far.
The Tekken franchise makes the stories behind Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter look tame by comparison, and its recurring theme of demonically-possessed fathers is on full display in this retro retelling of events from Tekken, Tekken 2, and Tekken 3. Oh, and so much child abuse. Can’t forget that.
Tekken 7 will be released on June 2, but expect to receive a “Tekken Retro Recap Part 2” video before then.
I admit, I’m completely baffled by the ongoing storyline found in the Tekken franchise. But it’s all going to come to an end in Tekken 7, and today, Bandai Namco confirmed the game will be released for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on June 2.
In addition to the release date announcement, Bandai Namco also announced plans to produce a huge amount of bonus content for Tekken 7 that’ll be doled out in a number of different packages. At the lowest level, fans who pre-order the game on any platform will receive Eliza (who originally appeared in Tekken Revolution) as a downloadable bonus character. Xbox One owners will also receive a digital copy of Tekken 6, which will be playable on the Xbox 360 or the Xbox One through a backwards compatibility patch.
A Season Pass is also in the works, and players who purchase it on the PC, PS4, or Xbox One will gain access to “new playable characters, new stages, a new game mode, costume packs, and a bonus 35-piece Metallic Costume Pack” sometime after launch.
Finally, a Collector’s Edition (priced at $149.99) will be available for the PS4 and Xbox One. It includes “a spectacular statue measuring approximately 12” tall by 18” wide that features a dynamic pose with Kazuya fly kicking Heihachi in mid-air, a special Steel Book, and the official Tekken 7 soundtrack.”
A closer look at the Collector’s Edition can be found after the break, and a brand new trailer for Tekken 7 has been embedded above. (more…)