Tekken 7 Announced, Will Use Unreal Engine 4 [UPDATE]

Bandai Namco confirms Tekken 7 is in development.

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Update: Following the leak earlier today, Bandai Namco has officially announced Tekken 7 and confirmed that the game will be powered by Unreal Engine 4. Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada and the Tekken development team are working closely with the Epic Games engine group in Japan on the game. No mention was made of when the game would be available, or which platforms it will launch on.

The original story follows below.

It looks like 3D Fighting game Tekken 7 is currently in development.

The game will probably be announced officially later today at the EVO 2014 fighting game event taking place in Las Vegas this weekend, but news leaked early. First, when a Tekken 7 logo flashed on one of the projection monitors at the event, and then with a video report from IGN posted to AOL.com.

According to the video, Tekken 7 will use Unreal Engine 4. Series Executive Producer and Game Director Katsuhiro Harada is quoted as saying that “with Unreal Engine 4, we can rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, it allows us to immediately bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.”

Tekken publisher Bandai Namco has yet to announced a release date and for what platforms Tekken 7 is being developed.

Earlier this year, Harada said he's working on multiple new projects, and that he hopes to unveil two or three of them in 2014.

"Tekken is one of my life's works," he said. "And while I can't say much here, together with the titles we were going to announce this year, I'm also working on several other titles simultaneously with Tekken. From there, I'd like to announce at least two of those titles in 2014, and I feel that it's something I must do."

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Discussion

212 comments
dannydopamine8
dannydopamine8

unreal 4 isn't all its cracked up to be. It's just unreal engine 3 with a different hat on

Stogin
Stogin

Can we now assume that Tekken x SF has been finally killed?

thekey
thekey

Ok if it uses the unreal 4 engine why not developer for and release it on PC?

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

I almost forgot my fellow console gamers.

Hermits use emulators, if they have no other way to access console games XDDDDDD

Classic & authentic feeling....

Waiting for a PS4 emulator.....( the laughter is killing me XDD).


Rafficus_III
Rafficus_III

Confession: I only really play Tekken to find out what happens to the characters, I could care less about playing against others. That said, Tekken does take a considerable amount of skill to master so my hat's off to those that do.

MasterSatsujin
MasterSatsujin

I hope this game will come with day one exclusive character costumes DLC!

adino_ben_judah
adino_ben_judah

I never really cared for the story incorporated games. I was always a tournament person. I never liked the way they did the story mode, I think it should be more like Mortal Kombat. Also, I think they should bring back some of the old composers from the PS2 era. The soundtracks haven't  been that good to me ever since.

maitkarro
maitkarro

Haters everywhere, get lost, actually direct all the hate to the free to play version of Tekken, otherwise beat it.

intotheminx
intotheminx

I can't get excited for this because of how Tekken 6 and TTT2 turned out. The game needs a mini reboot to bring more attention to the series, otherwise, it's just another yawn fest.

stevezul
stevezul

Suddenly, it's just for WiiU. 


All hell's break loose.

seven7swords
seven7swords

So still hope we will see something for Tekken X Street Fighter?

Celerity11
Celerity11

I hope they learned from their dark souls series not to ignore the PC market.

I love tekken but not going to buy PS4 for it.

Nightelf123
Nightelf123

I hope namco don't make these mistakes they made for tekken 6 and tag 2:

1. bad scenario campaign

2. ugly graphics with bad character designs (tekken 5 on ps2 looks much better than 6 and tag 2. hopefully they don't make this mistake because now they are using unreal engine 4)

3. unbalanced walls (you can deal 50-60 percent damage to enemy by walls.this problem introduced by tekken 5 ) 

4. jugglings

5. rage system

6. high character roster (tekken should have at most 30 characters. if they keep adding characters it becomes like MK 7 and TTT 2 )

7. bad online for tekken 6.

8. no breakable ground and bad visual effects ( visual effects from tekken 5 & 6 & tag2 sensor violent parts unlike tekken 3 and tag 1 )

ArchoNils2
ArchoNils2

Hope it'll be better than the last few there were (did not like 6, TTT2 or this f2p crap). Still looking forward to it :)

bigimpact21
bigimpact21

Games like these is why PC will never be "Master Race"

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@thekey We'll see in good time. I however do feel PS4 and Xbox 1 should be the developers first concern.

flashn00b
flashn00b

@thekey Ehh, they're probably using Rise of Incarnates to make the decision as to whether or not the PC is worth Namco's time and money.

imajinn
imajinn

@hermitkiller Emulators are used mostly for classic gaming. You do realize that right?
 On top of that, with much better graphics that can be tweaked. In this day and age many people don't want to buy a bunch of old consoles to clutter everything up, unless your a collector which in that case, you don't really open your games due to value. 

Newer stuff, there's really no point on emulating it.

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

@adino_ben_judah Dude I keep saying this because it's true. Tekken 5 had awesome soundtrack. Best songs of any stage I can think of were the last three stages or so with Devil Jin, Heihachi, and Jinpachi/Devil Jinpachi 

virtuasega
virtuasega

The free play Tekken was actually great, I won 500 matches online anf never paid a dime. Ot was free to play done right.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@stevezul Like an official Tekken sequel would miss a PlayStation release >_>? 


Girl! you must be crazy;

MICHAELKNIGHT2K
MICHAELKNIGHT2K

@seven7swords 

your the reason fighting games are a joke to hell with streetfighterxtekken those two games never belonged together and are best separated. 

Texxen x virtuafighter or texxen x dead or alive would make more sense. 


RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@Nightelf123 I have no freaking idea what your talking about, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is the best in the franchise.

Chr0noid
Chr0noid

@Nightelf123 I agree about the jugglings and rage system.  Bad scenario Campaign is also a problem.  But my main beef with TTT 2 was the horrendous customization.  Tekken 6 had a much more robust customization system.  TTT 2 ruined it. 

hermitkiller
hermitkiller

@bigimpact21 Totally agree with you. Thank god those freeloaders never get to taste the iron fist XDDD

pseudopsiakite
pseudopsiakite

@bigimpact21 Since it is using UE4 it can be easily ported to the PC.  Platforms haven't been announced.


"it allows us to immediately bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire."


fenix995
fenix995

@RSM-HQ @thekey Why should PS4 and Xbox 1 be the developers first concern? UE4 is made on PC, Tekken 7 is developing in that same engine on PC, and that's why PC should be the leading platform and developers first concern.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@imajinn Most older games can be played on modern consoles so the excuse for keeping older systems is a dated example, not to mention a PS3 plays PS1 games (CD)

As the download versions go? They just bend you over backwards to replay them >_> Not to mention tend to give you games in a funny order.


PSN store has some noteworthy CastleVanias missing. . & lack of Suikoden is painful.


The main reason Final Fantasy 7 sold so well at $15 on PSN is because the fanbase hoped this was funding a Remake.

maitkarro
maitkarro

@MICHAELKNIGHT2K Get lost you hater, there is nothing wrong with two of those games, SFXTekken remained the same game and TekkenXSF will remain still Tekken just with new characters from a different series and with new move sets especially in the latter.

evren_272
evren_272

@hermitkiller @bigimpact21 hey! what the hell do you mean frealoaders! we PC gamers pay too! consoles have deprived games for PC gamers too much!  Building a PC to play these games cost a hell lot more than buying a READY MADE console!.... 

kidflash2000
kidflash2000

@adino_ben_judah I like the more baroque gothic music styles those stages had in 5, but then again i'm a metal head lol so that influences my choice, but I will say 6 was underwhelming, and i cant even remember the music from a particular stage TT2

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@maitkarro The RPG elements was a big insult to anyone who took fighting games serious on SxT.


That said I'm sure the Tekken team could work in the Capcom cast without that gimmicky feature.

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@hermitkiller Series has already gone multiplatform so I see no reason, 


but Jinpachi lay down the Zaibatsu law if any of you think the console version gets delayed for P.C. owners >:(

adino_ben_judah
adino_ben_judah

@kidflash2000 @adino_ben_judah I'm more of a jazzy/instrumental type, so maybe that's why we like different soundtracks. But TTT2 and 6's soundtracks were unrememberable, I ended up buying the first TTT soundtrack to replace the second one on my XBOX

RSM-HQ
RSM-HQ

@seanwil545 Even the arcade versions of Tekken 6 and Tag 2 was built using the PS3s unique architecture. The arcade stands they used are basically PS3s >.>

seanwil545
seanwil545

@BeanFart1 @seanwil545 @MICHAELKNIGHT2K @Celerity11 

Well, that makes more sense honestly seeing that's where most of these games had their debut.