Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada took the stage at Evo 2014 to officially announce Tekken 7 – somewhat ahead of schedule.
Harada has been working on three games in secret, and confirmed that one of these games in Tekken 7 in response to the game’s leak earlier today.
“The first thought that came into my head was ‘It must have been Ono,’” Harada joked, referring to rival and Street Fighter boss Yoshinori Ono.
Apparently, Harada had not actually planned to show Tekken 7 today, but a different game – as such, he didn’t have a trailer prepared, and had to whip one up quickly in his hotel room. He asked fans to show excitement for the video to help him overcome the difficulties of having to explain this to his bosses at Namco Bandai when he get back to Japan.
The trailer showed a woman seated in a temple, speaking to Kazuya about destroying Heihachi. No gameplay was shown, unfortunately. The short video ended with the words “Kazumi and Heihachi”, and a promise of more information to come at San Diego Comic-Con.
The English version of the trailer was shown during the stream, but Harada released a Japanese version after the event. Check it out below.
We didn’t get any more information, unfortunately; according to the leak earlier today, Tekken 7 is being built on Unreal Engine 4 for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
So … what was Harada supposed to announce?