Bandai Namco finally reveals the release date for the long-awaited fighting game Tekken 7, which is now slated to arrive in summer 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PS4.
Bandai Namco had promised that the release date for the non-arcade edition of Tekken 7 would be announced this week, and the Japanese publisher has wasted little time in making good on its promise. Today, Bandai Namco has confirmed that Tekken 7 will be releasing on June 2, 2017 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC. The game was announced 3 years ago, and has already partaken in its fair share of controversy pre-release.
With just under half a year to go until the game’s release, Bandai Namco has also confirmed that the game will be getting a season pass and several pre-order bonuses for early adopters. Starting today, those who pre-order the title will get the female vampire Eliza added to their rosters, and those pre-ordering an Xbox One copy will also receive a free backward-compatible copy of Tekken 6 for the Xbox 360.
Those ordering on the Sony side of the spectrum aren’t left out, however, as they’re also entitled to the Eliza character. They’ll also get exclusive costumes and a PS4 exclusive jukebox mode, which will be ready when the game launches on June 2nd.
The season pass for Tekken 7 will feature a variety of new characters, costumes, and stages across three different content packs, although further details on this content have yet to be released. The season pass will also introduce a new game mode, although Bandai Namco hasn’t stated when the season pass itself will come into effect. The season pass is available on all three platforms.
While cross-platform play for the game has been cast into doubt due to security concerns, gamers playing from the PS4 will have a chance to use the title with their PSVR – an experience which is sure to tire out even the most energetic of gamers.
As the game has edged closer to release, Bandai Namco has revealed several of the roster characters for the upcoming fighter, with series veterans like Miguel Caballero from Tekken 6 and popular series fighter Nina Williams being more recent confirmations for the title. Williams is actually playable in the Fated Retribution Arcade update, so fans in Japan have an early chance to get accustomed to the character.
The game itself looks like it will have a wildly intricate storyline, something that fighting games have garnered a somewhat infamous reputation for. While more recent fighting titles like Injustice have proven that fighting games can feature a compelling storyline that adds complimentary depth to its cast, only time will tell if Tekken 7 can deliver a satisfying and robust experience both in combat and out of it.
Tekken 7 will release on June 2, 2017 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.