Tekken boss looking to announce 2 or 3 new games in 2014

But none are likely to be Tekken 7, Harada adds.

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Tekken boss Katsuhiro Harada has said he's working on multiple new projects, and that he hopes to unveil two or three of them in 2014--but it's unlikely that any of them will be Tekken 7.

In an interview with 4Gamer (translated by Siliconera), Harada reflected on his career in 2013. "As part of being the leader in the development of multiple free-to-play titles, I was also involved in the efforts to change the structures of the console gaming industry with the first party group of SCE (Sony Computer Entertainment), I hope to keep this going into [2014] as well."

"Tekken is one of my life's works," the developer added, "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."

"There are a few titles that we've been quietly working on, and some we've been thinking about working on, so the year 2014 looks like it'll be a tough one," Harada added.

Speaking afterwards on Twitter, Harada clarified that the new games aren't related to Tekken. "Probably I'll announce New 2 or 3 titles in this year. But it's not Tekken. Tekken announcement = secret now," he said.

Namco Bandai released free-to-play versions of Tekken and SoulCalibur in 2013 for PlayStation 3, following the release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in 2012.

Discussion

40 comments
Ehggsz
Ehggsz

"Namco Bandai released free-to-play versions of Tekken and SoulCalibur in 2013 for PlayStation 3, following the release of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in 2012."

SoulCalibur has not seen a free-to-play release in 2013.  A release date for Lost Swords hasn't even been announced, yet.

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

Please Harada get off the free to play model. I thought Tekken tag 2 was as complete as a tekken game could get. I stop buying capcom games for a reason. hint: DLC whoring.

jhcho2
jhcho2

I would rather Namco focus on Tekken 7 than Tekken x SF if it were really making it. Tekken x SF is more of a novelty than a necessity.

jack_burton9456
jack_burton9456

Tekken X Street Fighter! I'm sure people will trust Namco not locking characters on the disc seeing how Capcom has nothing to do with this. 

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

I wonder if one of them will be Tekken X Street Fighter.

TheDarkSpot
TheDarkSpot

They sure dropped the ball with Tekken Tag 2. No 1vs1 option and awful menus.

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

i really hope it's good news.

angelofbeast198
angelofbeast198

what is the suspense? tekken tag 3,tekken 7 and tekken x street fighter is there to much there to guess i dont think there much to tekken to bring to tabel unless they make a mmo tekken game  to go agains world of warcraft  lol

Boddicker
Boddicker

I used to breathe, eat, and sleep fighting games in the 90's.  TEKKEN was king of them all.  I used to have tournaments at my house.


Now I'm sick of Tekken.  Unless T7 is a complete reboot I'm not interested.  Too many characters with similar movesets is the main problem.

supermoc10
supermoc10

Does this mean he plans on announcing a new PS-exclusive game after Tekken Revolution? I wonder if it's gonna be a fighting game.

kane6911
kane6911

same old same old stuff, nothing new. games are starting to getting stale like bread 

rIVAL_sWORD84
rIVAL_sWORD84

i wish to see some beat em up co op adventure with online and offline mode like Hybrid of tekken,streets of rage and fighting force. In this day and age only namco is able to bring this kind of game as AAA title. I loved the enslaved from them so i expect a good beat-em-up adventure  from them.....

benleslie5
benleslie5 moderator

What ever happened to Tekken X Street Fighter?

Nightelf123
Nightelf123

i next tekken game may become exclusive for ps4.I should buy a ps4 for it.

pszone
pszone

Well so far in series they srew up number 6 in taken series. I think they should just do something new and fresh.

DamnILoveGames
DamnILoveGames

I would also like some info on Tekken x Street Fighter. We've seen a prototype model for Ryu and that's it. Though the fact he's said none of the new titles are related to Tekken makes me doubtful.

thekingofirony
thekingofirony

Tekken x Street Fighter.Hopefully it comes out this year.

curiousarman
curiousarman

Tekken 7, Tekken Tag Tournament 3, and Soul calibur 6, easy!

HaloinventedFPS
HaloinventedFPS

That F2P Tekken Tag 2 should be on Steam, Harada said he would look into a Tekken game on Steam

Gamer3344
Gamer3344

Tekken x Street Fighter please?

ExplicitMike
ExplicitMike

@TheDarkSpot As soon as you do versus you get that choice. If you didn't like it fine, but I think TTT2 is the most complete Tekken and fighting game for that matter.

jhcho2
jhcho2

@TheDarkSpot

Who said there's no 1v1? I do 1v1 with my friend all the time. You just can't dictate 1v1 in Arcade or Ghost mode, but you can always use a solo character against 2 AI opponents. You have 50% more health, so it's fair.

Nightelf123
Nightelf123

@Boddicker what r u talking about ?

tekken 6 has 40 characters with their unique moves.

only tekken tag 2 has some characters with similar moves.

Tekken 6 and tag 2 are the worst tekken games not because of characters.they are bad because they have bound and juggle systems.

rarerichz
rarerichz

@benleslie5tekken x street fighter is definately one of them for sure 100% sure about that

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@benleslie5 I must be confused because I'm not a big fighter game aficionado but. I have Street Fighter X Tekken. So, they are literally going to swap the words around and make a new game?

meedokicky
meedokicky

@Nightelf123I think that is very unlikely, unless they make free to play a standard for Tekken, which I really hope they don't. Unlocking characters in Tekken R is a pain.

meatz666
meatz666

@thekingofirony Yeah, it's been a while since we got updates on this project... If they don't do the DLC fuck fest that was SFxT, I'm in!

games2525
games2525

@Nightelf123 @Boddicker I play tekken since it first appeared on the arcades. juggles is the worst thing that happened to the franchise! if the next installment is the same (juggles), it ll be my last! I loved tekken and now its becoming something else...

Boddicker
Boddicker

@Nightelf123@Boddicker That too.  The juggle's really need to be turned down.  It's at the point of one launch can cost you 50%+ of your health.


As for characters with similar movesets, I'm at a loss that you can even deny it.