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Tekken 7 To Release On February 2017 On All Formats – Rumor

Francesco De Meo
Posted Aug 22, 2016
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Even though Tekken 7 has been available in arcades for quite some time, PC and console players still cannot enjoy the latest entry of the popular series by Bandai Namco. Officially, the game has yet to receive a release date, outside a generic 2017 date, but it seems like the game won’t be release to far into the year.

According to Flying Wonkey, who received information from inside sources, Tekken 7 will be released on PC and consoles sometime in the last week of February 2017. As there’s no way to verify the information, we must take this with a grain of salt until an official announcement comes in.

A few months back, Tekken series produces Katsuhiro Harada talked in an interview about the appeal of fighting games, and how they can be successful. According to him, the genre manages to be successful when it showcases technology improvements, like Tekken 3 did, and when it sports unique storylines and characters, like Pokken Tournament does.

Pokkén Tournament is interesting since it may have brought players who never thought of playing a fighting game into the genre.

KH: Pokkén Tournament was designed to be a new kind of Pokémon game for Pokémon fans. That group came to Pokkén rather than a general audience. Many times people say there are more fans or less fans in the fighting game genre, but there is always a core group of fans that come along. From the PS1 era where Tekken 3 sold many, many copies it wasn’t that the fan base that increased then, it was that technology increased to showcase polygon models. Fighting games were just one way to showcase that. People were attracted to the latest technology and we saw a huge influx into genre. When that isn’t the latest trend the number of players dissipates. That occurs and reoccurs. Rather than trying to change the mechanics or fundamentals to bring new players in, I feel it is better to focus on unique characters and storylines.

Tekken 7 launches on a yet to be confirmed 2017 release date on PC and consoles. We will let you know more about the game’s release date as soon as more comes in on it, so stay tuned for all the latest news.

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