Tekken 7's First DLC Brings Back Bowling

Tekken Bowl is coming back.

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Bandai Namco has announced the first add-on content for Tekken 7. Longtime Tekken fans will be particularly pleased, as the upcoming DLC reintroduces a classic game mode to the series: Tekken Bowl.

This new take on the minigame, dubbed Ultimate Tekken Bowl, will come to the title sometime this August. As before, it looks to be a straightforward, 10-pin game of bowling in which players hit the lanes with their favorite Tekken characters. The announcement trailer offers little in the way of gameplay footage, but you can see series director Katsuhiro Harada dramatically bowl a strike--on two different lanes at once--in the video above.

Tekken Bowl first made an appearance in Tekken Tag Tournament for PlayStation 2. The mode last appeared in 2005's installment, Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection. Bandai Namco hasn't revealed pricing details for the Ultimate Tekken Bowl DLC.

Tekken 7 is out now for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. The game received its first patch last month, which addressed issues with the game's online matchmaking and improved connection stability.

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gamespot2DBOne

Why august Why mot release inn july

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quinnd6

Are they seriously going to charge for that junk?

They effed up story mode in Tekken 6 and Tekken 7 doesn't even have stories for individual characters.

They made a complete balls of the single player on Tekken 7.

I'm avoiding this game like I did Street Fighter 5.

Lesson to developers, don't screw up single player content, you'll lose sales.

Well here's one you lost anyway.

I won't be buying any fighting games anymore until I get a proper story mode as well as at least 10 best of 3 fights and an ending for each character.

If that doesn't happen in a fighting game then I won't be buying it.

If Mortal Kombat did it everyone should be doing it.

Otherwise I'm never going to buy.

Don't even try to insult our intelligence Namco and Capcom.

Namco and Capcom you're pathetic and you don't listen to the fans who were there at the start so you can go and stick your Tekken 7 and Street Fighter 5 where the sun doesn't shine.

People please don't buy their shit.

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Str8Gr8

Meh... I'd give it a go if it was free.

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Roy023

I would looove for team battles to return. Those were so intense, seeing how everyone got to play with their "mains" and with some characters you weren't as good with. Also picking them in the "correct order" to beat your opponent was fun.

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jhcho2

@Roy023:

Team battles should be kept as Tag exclusive feature, for the same reason that Street Fighter is a 1 on 1 game, and Marvel vs Capcom is a team battle. There is no reason to blur the line between the two.

I for one, welcome back the 1 on1 battles of Tekken 7 after playing TTT2 for so long. TTT2 had cheap ways of breaking the momentum of a player who is on a roll. Now that we're back to 1 on 1, there are no cheap tag ins. You find a proper way to get up after being floored, or you lose the round. That's half of what Tekken is all about

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Roy023

@jhcho2: Thanks for your input, which I agree with. But I meant the different kind of team battles!

Where you choose up to 8 characters for your team and played them in that order, in 1VS1 battles. Where you would gain a little health between matches if you were the winner.

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Komissar33188

This was fun back in TTT1. That said, there are a few roster gaps I would want to see plugged first. My brother laments that the wrong Williams sister stuck around. He's wrong, but it doesn't feel right that they should have one but not the other... particularly if they can make room for Kuma and Panda.

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petey_olivarez

@Komissar33188: don't forget no True Ogre. That makes me angry.

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Spaced92

@Komissar33188: Anna is actually just a shittier Nina though who isn't that great in the first place, but at least she did actual things, Panda you just reskin and her 'outfits' are easy so it's understandable.

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RJS86

I'd way more prefer have julia back... I play a decent heihachi but tekken is not the same without my real main character.

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iamtfc

As a long time Tekken player (since 1999), if this is pay DLC then I don't care about it. I'm not spending money on something that has no effect on the actual game and typically has always been free.

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Daveof89

@iamtfc: This is 2017... we don't get complete games for $60 any more.

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Neyonachi

@Daveof89: its because people buy the half-a** DLC they release. If people stopped buying these they'd stop making em

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dlM0kn

Whose the casual scrub with two thumbs and gonna be doing a lot of bowling instead of learning how to do the fighting game? *points both thumbs up to chest* This guy right here B)

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J-007

I would like some extra customization items for each character or have Gon with Tekken ball as well. Happy with Tekken bowl to an extent. I think I noticed Harada wearing the shirt that you get in the game too

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Valgaav_219

So sick of paying for shit that used to be free smh

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unreal_master

@valgaav_219: Makes no sense to what you're saying. The article says Bandai Namco hasn't revealed pricing details for the Ultimate Tekken Bowl DLC..

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Valgaav_219

@unreal_master: It makes perfect sense. It was on the original Tekken Tag Tournament because it was a complete game. Of course it's gonna cost now. How naïve are you?

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PlaystationZone

As long online play I'm in if not still ok with it.

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Beardof_Zeus456

[Hasn't played Tekken for years]

[Reads article]

[Buys Tekken 7]

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johno357

It used to be free.

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unreal_master

@johno357: Bandai Namco hasn't revealed pricing details for the Ultimate Tekken Bowl DLC.

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WingedRegent

@unreal_master: It's been stated before that the "Game Mode" would be part of the Season Pass, so by that merit alone, it will not be free.

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PlaystationZone

@johno357: yes was blame MS for bringing dlc onto consles .

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Doctor_MG

@playstationzone:

Not trying to be offensive here, but is English your second language? I've seen your posts and I've just wondered a few times. :)