Tekken 7 story mode involves a group of exorcists, plus Lee and Violet return in new trailer

By Brenna Hillier, Thursday, 18 August 2016 00:23 GMT

Tekken 7 went big at gamescom 2016. Here’s how we benefited.

Tekken 7 produced a new trailer for gamescom 2016 showing off expected roster inclusion Lee Chaolan, but also his alter-ego Violet. I hope this isn’t a spoiler for any of you.

If you’ve lost track, Lee is an adopted son of Heihachi Mishima, intended as a rival to Kazuya (it’s a dysfunctional family). After being expelled from Mishima Zaibatsu, Lee founded humanoid robotics firm Violet Systems. Not a big fan of Heihachi (Mishima Zaibatsu) or Kazuya (G Corporation), Lee quietly threw his support behind former Mishima Zaibatsu leiutenant Lars Alexandersson. How will this drama unfold in Tekken 7?

Speaking of Tekken 7 and drama, Bandai Namco gave us a little detail on the fighter’s story mode. While it will of course include plenty of focus on the Mishima family, including some scenes with a very young Kazuya training with Heihachi, there will also be story arcs involving other characters. The example the publisher gave was Claudio Serafino, leader of a group of exorcists. Here’s the blurb supplied:

The Archers of Sirius are a group of exorcists who have been banishing supernatural entities from this world since ancient times. A highly secretive organization, its existence is unknown to the public. Although it is not known how their existence was revealed, the Archers of Sirius were suddenly approached by the Mishima Zaibatsu. They were heavy-handedly requested by the Mishima Zaibatsu to join their conglomerate, but naturally refused. This did not stop the persistent pressure from Mishima Zaibatsu, however.

Claudio is intrigued by Mishima Zaibatsu’s actions and begins to investigate the shadowy corporation, apparently. Tekken 7 sure is a fighting video game, isn’t it.

Tekken 7 is coming to PC, PS4 and Xbox One in early 2017.

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