Bandai Namco’s Social Media and Community Manager Dalton Link announced on PlayStation Blog that the studio set a release date for Tekken 7, while Amazon listed the Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition which is available for both Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
The official announcement was made on January 23, 2017, multiple details regarding the latest Tekken installment also being revealed.
Tekken 7 Release Date
It is “the final chapter of the 20-year-long Mishima feud”, and is focused on “the 7th King of the Iron Fist Tournament”.
Tekken 7 retains the 3D battle system from the previous installments, and features improved graphics and fighting mechanics.
Additionally, the video game introduces the Rage System which is activated when your fighter’s health bar depletes. When the said bar starts flashing red, the fighter will gain access to the Rage Art and Rage Drive super-moves.
The Rage Art move was introduced to help players who fall behind in battle, allowing them to absorb hits during assaults, while the Rage Drive can be used to perform a powerful combo attack.
Finally, the Power Crush attack is a move that can change the tides of battle in your favor, as Dalton Link explains below.
“…this move will power through most attacks and shift momentum in your favor. The Power Crush can be risky if thrown out carelessly, but if timed properly, it will give you a physical and mental advantage.”
“Akuma is very unique fighter in that he can utilize an EX Meter, allowing him to pull off EX & super moves. The Great Demon comes to Tekken armed with many of his classic attacks, but each with a new spin and the potential to be comboed in unique ways.”
Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition
The Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition is also happening, but don’t expect it to be cheap. In fact, this edition is quite expensive and it will pull $150 out of your wallet.
If you are a Tekken fan, you can pre-order the Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition from Amazon. As you can see, it is available for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One only, and it includes a 12″ x 18″ (30 x 45 cm) statue showing Kazuya and Heihachi fighting each other.
Furthermore, this edition includes a disc containing the Original Tekken 7 Game Soundtrack, a Steel Book, a Collector’s Box, and the Tekken 7 Game Software.
If you pre-order the Collector’s Edition or the Standard Edition ($50.99 on Amazon), you will unlock Eliza from Tekken Revolution.
In the future, Capcom intends to release a Season Pass for Tekken 7, allowing you to get more content such as new characters, game modes, stages and a Metallic Costume Pack with 35 pieces. The release date, however, remains unknown at this point.
PlayStation 4 customers who decide to purchase Tekken 7 will access exclusive content and costumes for Jin, Xiaoyu, and King.
Additionally, they will be able to use the Jukebox Mode to create their own playlists using songs from the previous Tekken games.
On the other hand, Xbox One fans will receive a free copy of Tekken 6, playable using the platform’s backward compatibility.
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