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Tekken 7 wasn’t what Harada meant to announce today

Monday, 14th July 2014 03:29 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada took the stage at Evo 2014 to officially announce Tekken 7 – somewhat ahead of schedule.

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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?

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8 Comments

  1. Judicas

    only on old-gen ? considering how far off this most likely is, PASS!

    #1 2 months ago
  2. The_Red

    Wait, WHAT!?
    They are using the freaking Unreal Engine FOUR to make a lame last gen game? WTF is wrong with them?

    Hopefully that’s a type and it really is a new gen game only (F*** Cross-gen).

    #2 2 months ago
  3. ps4fanboy

    obviously another game is tekken x street fighter.

    #3 2 months ago
  4. undermyrules

    that shouldnt surprise anyone they want money obviously so they milk up 8 y old cans….shit dovelopers

    #4 2 months ago
  5. bitsnark

    Not sure where this Xbox 360/PS3 stuff is coming from!

    See:

    http://uk.ign.com/articles/2014/07/14/evo-2014-tekken-7-announced-powered-by-unreal-engine-4

    http://www.gameinformer.com/b/news/archive/2014/07/13/tekken-7-announced-uses-unreal-engine-4.aspx

    Also, the text in the article which is linked in the one above contradicts the notion of the game being on last-gen consoles.

    “With Unreal Engine 4, we can rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it Harada apparently said.”

    I really don’t see last-gen console surpassing the visual quality seen on next-gen platforms somehow :D

    #5 2 months ago
  6. The_Red

    @bitsnark
    Thanks for the links. I think VG247 is the only site reporting PS3/360. Is it an error or is there a source?

    This is an Unreal Engine 4 game and UE4 only supports PS4 and XB1.

    #6 2 months ago
  7. Clupula

    Pretty sure the other game was Tekken x Street Fighter.

    #7 2 months ago
  8. polygem

    so cool that this article has exactly 7 comments….oh wait…

    #8 2 months ago

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