Thursday, March 16th, 2017

TEKKEN 7 Post-Launch Content Outlined, Includes 2 New Guest Characters (with Stages) & More!

  

Big news TEKKEN fans... Akuma won't be the only guest character to join TEKKEN 7! Bandai Namco stated previously that they'll be supporting TEKKEN 7 with new content for at least "1 year" after the June 2nd launch, and now we have a clearer picture of what to expect out of the post-launch content. A recent press release from Bandai Namco EU has confirmed two new guest characters (+2 stages for the guest characters) coming in Winter 2017 and Spring 2018, respectively. These guest characters are indeed from "other videogames' licenses" and will be accompanied by a special stage and special costumes for each character. And there's more...
 


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Also announced are brand new (FREE) character artwork panels for players on all platforms (which players use to customize their characters' images on the Versus Screen), and more than 50 new costumes throughout Summer 2017. [UPDATE] Below are some preview images showing some of the new character artwork panels (with each artist's name).
 


New TEKKEN 7 Character Panel Artwork By: Takuji Kawano, Hosonuma Takashi, Sagara Hiromi,  Sashida Minoru, Ando Makoto & Morioka Yasuto.
 

 Heihachi Art:  Takuji Kawano (SoulCalibur Series Artist, T7FR Costume Design)
Kazuya Art:  Hosonuma Takashi (TEKKEN Visual Design Team)
 

Nina Art:  Sagara Hiromi (TEKKEN 6 & TTT2 Character Design, Pokken)
Lars Art:  Sashida Minoru  (Ace Combat, Driller, Time Crisis 5)
 

 Jin Kazama Art:  Ando Makoto (PAC-MAN Series Art Director, Katamari)
Alisa Art:  Morioka Yasuto (Gundam VS, T7FR Xiaoyu Costume)
Fun Fact #1:  This image confirms "Violet Systems" as a selectable stage.
Fun Fact #2:  That deformed Jin Kazama is based on Katamari Damacy.

 
Keep in mind, the above VS Screen panel artworks are in addition to the TEKKEN 7 panels already created by Junny, Yamashita, Fujisawa & Jbstyle... That's a lot of art! Below is the official Press Release from Bandai Namco Europe.
 

PRESS RELEASE

TEKKEN 7 to feature two new exclusive guests characters from other videogames' licenses!

March 16, 2017

TEKKEN 7 continues to reveal its hidden secrets as BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Europe unveils today the additional content to be released from the game launch, on June 2nd.

The first batch, to be released this Summer 2017, will provide a brand-new game mode and more than 50 new costumes. The second and third batches of content, to be released respectively this Winter 2017 and next Spring 2018, will both feature one exclusive playable guest character from other videogames' licenses with, each time, a special stage and special costumes for these guest characters. These 3 post launch pieces of content will be purchasable individually but will also be available through the Season Pass that will grant to each buyers 35 exclusive metallic costumes.

During the coming year, all players from all platforms will also enjoy free characters panels they will be able to use to customize their favourite character's image displayed during the loading screen. Through a partnership with various worldwide artists, each player will have its own way to defy its friends and rivals! Stay tuned for more info!

In TEKKEN 7, all fights are personal! Prepare to enter the ring as TEKKEN 7 will be available for the PlayStation 4 computer entertainment system, Xbox One, and STEAM for PC on June 2nd 2017. Pre-order now to get access to Eliza, the famed vampire character from TEKKEN Revolution, and purchase the TEKKEN 7 Collector's Edition containing the Deluxe Edition including the Season Pass (only available in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Australasian territories) and a spectacular statue featuring a dynamic pose with Kazuya fly kicking Heihachi in mid-air, a special SteelBook, and the official TEKKEN 7 soundtrack.

To find out more about Tekken 7, please head over to the official website Tekken.com.

Enter the Mishima feud on:
The official Website: Tekken.com
The official Facebook: @TekkenEU
The official Twitter: @TEKKEN
The official VK: VK.com/Tekken


Finally, here's a recap of the TEKKEN 7 Season Pass... the easiest way to make sure you get all the new content as soon as it's released.
 

TEKKEN 7 - SEASON PASS

The Season Pass includes 3 DLC packs coming to the game after June 2nd.

 
DLC PACK 1 - (Summer 2017)

  • New Game Mode added.

  • Over 50 new costumes.

  
DLC PACK 2 - (Winter 2017)

  • New Playable Guest Character.

  • New Stage (based on Guest Character).

  • New Special Costumes for Guest Character.

 
DLC PACK 3 - (Early 2018)

  • New Playable Guest Character.

  • New Stage (based on Guest Character).

  • New Special Costumes for Guest Character.

 
JAPANESE PSN PRE-ORDER BONUSES:

  • Playable character "Eliza".

  • New Character Panels drawn by Bandai Namco Dev-team.

  • Special Customization items from arcade ver. of TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution.

  • TEKKEN 7 Soundtrack.

  • Exclusive PS4 Theme.

 
We'll certainly get more details on TEKKEN 7's post-launch content in the coming months! Stay tuned on FightersGeneration.com for our full coverage of TEKKEN 7 - releasing June 2nd on Playstation 4, Xbox One and Steam.
 

WEBMASTER COMMENT:  My speculations on the new guest characters? Considering Akuma is a prominent part of the TEKKEN 7 storyline... one would think Namco might add additional Street Fighter characters, who could flesh out the storyline even further (and potentially set up the story for the mysterious TEKKEN X Street Fighter title). Random thoughts: Sagat is still absent in SFV. Kazumi Mishima has a Tiger Uppercut. They could go places with that.

If not Street Fighter, why not a character from another Capcom series like Rival Schools or Darkstalkers? It would be easy enough, with Namco already working with Capcom and all. Numerous characters from other Capcom franchises could easily fit into TEKKEN.

Then there's SNK, who recently began licensing out their characters out to other series. If Namco could secure a King of Fighters or Fatal Fury icon in TEKKEN 7, we'd have a proper "Namco VS Capcom VS SNK" crossover fighting game for the first time ever. What a thought. 

Or... the 2 guest characters could be completely out of left field. Once again, and needless to say, it's an exciting time to be a TEKKEN fan.
 

  

Sources:  Bandai Namco EUTEKKEN OfficialAvoidingThePuddleTEKKENGamer.com
Related News:  (3-2-2017):  Eddy Gordo TEKKEN 7 Reveal Trailer, New Stages Screenshots,
(2-17-2017): Titan Comics Producing New TEKKEN Comic Series, Full Preview
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(2-6-2017): HORI to Release Official TEKKEN 7 Fightsticks & Fightpad
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(1-30-2017): Inside the Development of TEKKEN 7 (IGN Video)
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(1-27-2017): Check Out Some New TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Concept Art
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(1-25-2017): Harada Explains TEKKEN 7 Season Pass, 1 Year of Post Launch Support
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(1-25-2017): TEKKEN 7 Eliza Gameplay Reveal Trailer
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(1-23-2017): TEKKEN 7 Story Trailer, Collectors Edition, Release Date, etc.

Related TFG Links:  TEKKEN 7TEKKEN 7: Fated RetributionAkumaSagatKazumiEliza
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