Bandai Namco releases a brand new trailer for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, featuring most of the gameplay fans will encounter with its arcade version.
In Bandai Namco’s most recently released trailer for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, fans of the long-running fighting series get a breakdown of a lot of what the forthcoming installment will offer, including characters, how combos work, as well as power-ups. If the footage is to be believed, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is on track to be the most impressive entry in the franchise yet.
In the video, fans get a glimpse of combat featuring Street Fighter‘s Akuma versus Tekken mainstay Heihachi, as the Capcom character’s guest-starring appearance in the game is integral to the main storyline. And of course, as is to be expected, the fighter’s renowned “Raging Demon” super combo has made its way into Tekken 7 as one of his most powerful moves.
Not only does the clip feature Akuma, but it also shows off the recently announced fighter Nina Williams in her Fatal Bride costume. The popular Tekken character makes her appearance in the trailer prior to the explanation of the updated Rage system, which lets players use buffs in their moves, such as Rage Attack and Rage Arts. In order to get a better idea of how it will look in-game, fans can pick up some context clues in the video below.
Tekken 7: Fated Retribution will be getting a test-run in select Japanese arcades next week on February 14 before a full release on the stand-up machines comes to pass, but thankfully, console fans won’t be left out of the fun. During Paris Games Week 2015, Namco Bandai producer and game director Katsuhiro Harada announced that the fighting title will be getting a PlayStation 4 release and PlayStation VR support.
Considering everything that’s been shown for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution thus far, it’s obvious that Katsuhiro Harada is definitely willing to take some risks by shaking up the series’ gameplay elements, and it looks like most, if not all of them will pay off in the end. Some Tekken purists may be put off by the inclusion of a crossover character like Akuma, since the franchise usually sticks to original fighters, but he seems like a perfect fit. At any rate, it will be interesting to see how fans react to Japanese arcade tests and to Tekken 7‘s presence as a part of the EVO 2016 lineup.
What do you think about the new trailer for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution? Do all of the updates and new characters make you excited for its forthcoming release? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is slated for release sometime later this year for the PlayStation 4, with a possible release on other platforms to be announced by Bandai Namco.