One thing leading to the launch of Tekken 7 on consoles and PC was that Bandai Namco wanted to tell a story. Or rather, to conclude the long-running feud of the Mishimas- mainly between father Heihachi and devil-blooded son Kazuya. After six whole games the rivalry between the two should be over. Hence, the whole story mode is called the Mishima Saga mode.
After Injustice 2 set up the bar high on cinematic story modes for fighting games, Tekken 7 ended up just a bit short. There are interesting ideas with their approach to a story mode, but there are also a lot of rough edges holding it back from being a very satisfying ride.
Bandai Namco has always had a more free-form system when it comes to character customisation in their fighting games. While most games only focus on making preset costumes, you never see other fighting games aside from Injustice 2 that allows mixing and matching gear. Tekken 7 continues the trend set by previous Bandai Namco fighting games with the option to make your own custom costume with a large amount of options to choose from.
If Injustice 2’s gear tend to make you look more badass as you progress, Tekken 7 takes their customisation options in a more light-hearted manner. While there are a few character-specific options, a lot of them are available generally across [...]
Having fun with Tekken 7 but find it hard to get into online matches? If you’re playing on the PS4, it’s not just you. The Tekken team has known this issue and has now released an update to specifically address it.
While the main fix is the matchmaking, another change to matchmaking is hiding some data of the matched opponent before a match. Before this, you could view the opponent’s character and win number, but this has to be obfuscated to stop players from just rejecting offers from opponents who seem too good on paper- especially pro players.
Here’s the full patch notes (via Eventhubs):
Improved Online Matching Functionality 1. The [...]
Alongside the Armaggeddon Cup Street Fighter V tournament, Geek Empire Ampang also hosted one of the first Tekken 7 tournament in Malaysia after it’s console and PC launch. Janda Cup, organised by local streamer and Malaysian Fighting Game Community figure Azrul ‘Janda Hunter’ Anwar, was initially planned as a side mini-tournament. However, the reception from the hype of Tekken 7’s recent release to home consoles and PC had pulled a whopping number of 44 playersto join, including female players and children.
The 8 different pools eventually narrowed down to 16 players, with most of the players under the Flash Vision flag making it through. The winners [...]
In the fighting games’ competitive scene (and esports in general) it’s a rarity to see female players who could stand out of the competition. But in the world of Tekken esports, there’s one flower that blooms gracefully above others. Meet Tanukana. The Japanese player is one of the more successful players in Tekken from Asia, with most of the powerhouse talents coming from Korea like JDCR, Saint and Knee. She only started playing when Tekken 6 Bloodline Rebellion was released but since then she has proven to be not only one of the best female Tekken players, but one of the best Tekken players period.
(In case you need more confirmation, she even posted proof [...]
Tekken 7 is almost out and to get ready for the upcoming story mode, Bandai Namco has provided a retelling of the past Tekken games with a pixelated style. This is the first part of the recap, chronicling the events from Tekken to Tekken 3. The heart of the Tekken storyline lies with the control of the Mishima Zaibatsu, the organiser of the King Of Iron Fist Tournament which sees a change in management each time a winner is crowned. If you only focused on the fighting and have not kept up with the official lore, it’s a good, and silly, refresher.
Also, various people get thrown off cliffs throughout the story.
Check it out below:
Tekken 7 will serve to be [...]