Maybe that Tekken X Street Fighter crossover isn’t as far off as we all thought? While Tekken producer Kazuhiro Harada had mentioned previously that all the systems and models and assets were in place, it was hard to believe what sort of state the game was in. However, after the latest trailer for Tekken 7 emerged, titled “Fated Retribution”, I can easily see how the crossover can happen.
YouTuber tzBigWorm posted up the two and a half minute trailer depicting a lot of recycled scenes from the previous trailers leading up to any o fthe big announcements for Tekken 7. We see Heihachi and the Mishima Corporation; we see Kazuya as a child; and we continue to get glimpses of Kazuya’s mother, Kazumi Mishima. The real big surprise is the reveal of Akuma.
He’s only briefly showcased in two sequences, one where he pounds the ground and another where we get a close-up of his face as he charges up.
I really have to say that I think he’s a perfect fit for Tekken 7!
In fact, it would be pretty cool if Akuma turned out to be the final boss of the game given that he’s such a righteous badass I can easily see him being a moral turning point for the Mishima family. Akuma is all about giving in to one’s demons to become the ultimate bloodlusting fighter. Kazuya and Jin are always teetering on the moral tipping point; Jin more-so than Kazuya and Kazuya more-so than Heihachi. Story wise they could work some serious magic into the series, not that it really needs it given how complex the story and characters are already.
So far fans are extremely excited about the inclusion of Capcom’s popular anti-villain into the Tekken universe.