“Tekken 7” Announced for Home Systems with PlayStation VR Support

Bandai Namco showed more of Tekken 7 at Paris Games Week, announcing the arcade fighter for home systems. It’s interesting that the press release headline didn’t just focus on PlayStation 4, but for now that’s the only console that’s been confirmed. 


The home version of Tekken 7 will add in an in-depth story mode, and will also support PlayStation VR, though there aren’t currently any details on how it will be incorporated. 



More from Bandai Namco’s press release:

With the TEKKEN franchise celebrating its 20th anniversary; the newest chapter of the series returns to its gameplay roots with classic 1 vs 1 bouts and its canon storyline centered on the eternal struggle for power amongst the members of the Mishima clan. With newcomer Kazumi Mishima joining the fight, the epic battle between father and son, and also husband and wife, will come to its fated conclusion in TEKKEN 7.


TEKKEN 7 is currently in development at BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment Inc.’s Tokyo, Japan studio under the leadership of franchise director, Katsuhiro Harada. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 sets a new standard in graphics quality for the series, featuring highly detailed characters and dynamic environments. In its first appearance on home systems, TEKKEN 7 will feature numerous modes and enhancements beyond its arcade counterpart, including an in-depth story mode that lets players fully experience the canon storyline. Players will also be able to check out new fighters Kazumi Mishima, Claudio, Josie, Shaheen, Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Gigas, and more for the first time outside of the arcade.    



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