7 Story Trailer, Collector's Edition, Release Date, Eliza Confirmed,
Namco finally announced TEKKEN 7's console release date - June 2nd,
2017. It's a bit later than expected, but the team reinforced their
commitment to releasing a "complete" game with tons of content,
requiring the delay from their original plan of an "Early 2017"
release. In addition to the release date announcement is a brand new story trailer and
screenshots of the latest confirmed character, Eliza. Also confirmed was
"PS4 exclusive" content, including classic TEKKEN 4 &
TEKKEN 2 costumes for Jin Kazama, King and Ling Xiaoyu, plus a new
mode called Tekken Jukebox.
Enjoy the new trailer (below) and continue
reading for full details on all the new TEKKEN 7 information
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Bandai Namco announced
a Collector's Edition of TEKKEN 7, which includes: a Kazuya VS Heihachi
12" X 18" statue, CD soundtrack, steelbook cover and collectors box.
Also announced is the TEKKEN 7 Deluxe Edition and Season Pass,
which contains a "unique game mode", "special
characters" & "exclusive costumes". New stages and
costume packs are also
mentioned for the Season Pass, which costs $24.99. [UPDATE
#1] The Collectors
Edition contents vary depending on the region. It appears the EU version
contains the Deluxe Edition with the Season Pass, while the NA version
contains the regular version without the season pass (and costs
Also by pre-ordering
TEKKEN 7, players will have "early access" to narcoleptic
vampress, Eliza. (She will become paid DLC at a later date.) Here are the first images and screenshots of
Eliza, making her return from TEKKEN Revolution!
character artwork added!
Next up, some
screenshots of the "PS4 exclusive" costumes for Jin, King &
Xiaoyu! Jin's classic (and fan-favorite) TEKKEN 4 hoodie returns,
along with Xiaoyu's TEKKEN 4 "dress and sneakers" look
and King's badass TEKKEN 2 suit.
A new mode called
TEKKEN Jukebox will also appear in the PS4 version of TEKKEN 7.
Similar to TEKKEN Tunes from TEKKEN Tag Tournament 2, this mode will allow users to listen to
past music from the Tekken music library and create playlists in-game.
Full details about this mode aren't yet known.
Below is TEKKEN
producer Harada's statement regarding the delay to June 2nd, 2017.
"We were trying
our best to get the game out at that time, to get it into the
hands of users as early as possible,"
"We saw some
titles--some from our own company and some from others--which
didn't have a very good launch because of a lack of content, or
whatever it was, that caused players to bash the product."
Harada and team
wanted to avoid a similar fate, deciding to continue forward with
its original content plan - "even if that meant the game
would come a little later."
this is the first time we've actually announced a date, it wasn't
always June. It came through a process and we made some hard
decisions and that was the result." 'early' was probably
March or April from your average person's perspective, so we're
not going to try and sugar-coat it. We realize it's not 'early,'
I'm so sorry!"
We also have the
"minimum" and "recommended" PC specs for TEKKEN 7
if you're planning on picking up the Steam version.
Stay tuned on Fighters Generation
for full coverage of TEKKEN 7!