Tekken 7 was finally unveiled during this year’s E3 to arrive on both the Xbox One and the PC, via Steam, come early 2017. This is in addition to its arrival on the PlayStation VR and PlayStation 4, which was announced late last year.
Bandai Namco showcased Tekken 7 off throughout E3 for the various systems, including giving gamers 11 whole minutes of gameplay footage of the Unreal Engine 4-powered Tekken 7 running on PC. Gamespot has up the footage of the PC version below, which suffers from some very slight but consistently nagging frame tearing throughout, but I suspect they’ll get that sorted when release rolls around. You can check out the footage below.
The footage centers around Kazuya Mishima facing off against all oncomers, including Leo, Alisa and Akuma. The fight with Akuma shows a lot of the power of the PC at play, with lots of moving parts in play, including sporadic fog effects with directional wind shifts, physics oriented foliage, lots of improved self-shadowing, and much higher quality anisotropic texture filtering.
Akuma also looks great in this game. You would never think he came straggling out of Street Fighter. The lighting and anatomical mesh design actually melds with the Tekken cast. He really does feel like a legitimate boss character for Tekken 7.
I wonder how Yoshinori Ono feels knowing that Akuma looks and plays better in Tekken 7 than how the characters look and play in Street Fighter V?
Speaking of Akuma… he’s an integral part of Tekken 7‘s new cinematic story mode. They’re taking cues from Mortal Kombat X by integrating cinematic sequences in between the fights to help tell the compelling conclusion to the Mishima saga.
The video also gives us a brief look at the controversial Lucky Chloe in action. The NeoGaf whiners really gave Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada a tough time about Chloe, but the rest of the FGC were very welcoming of her.
For a short while Harada had said that Chloe wasn’t going to make the cut for the North American release since they only like big, muscly, mostly naked men (he was referencing MMA fighters) so he teased a giant muscly, mostly naked MMA fighter with Lucky Chloe controlling him from inside like a mech.
Eventually he settled on keeping her the same for all the regional releases and ignored the ridiculous haters. Unfortunately Bandai Namco’s other game, Summer Lesson, won’t be coming to the West due to SJWs.
On the upside, at least gamers in America and Europe can look forward to Tekken 7 on Xbox One, PS4 and PC in early 2017, as confirmed by Harada to Gamespot. It appears those rumors from Epic Games and Nvidia haphazardly leaking that Namco’s fighter would be coming to PC turned out to be true. It’s one of those moments where PC gamers can wipe the sweat off their forehead knowing that they don’t have to downgrade to an eighth-gen home console in order to play one of the most anticipated fighting games coming out this generation.
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