It looks like Namco-Bandai have made a bit of a slip up. Despite planning to officially announce Tekken 7 at the end of EVO 2014, a leaked announcement trailer has made it to the internet, forcing the company to officially announce their next upcoming title.
It’s been a while since Namco-Bandai have released a Tekken title strictly related to the main franchise, so news of Tekken 7 is a pretty big deal. The leaked trailer didn’t really show all that much, but for an announcement trailer that’s expected these days.
There wasn’t any gameplay in the Tekken 7 announcement trailer, but now that the game has been announced, we can expect to see a lot of great gameplay content showcasing Tekken 7 in the near future.
The most interesting thing about the Tekken 7 trailer was the introduction of Unreal Engine 4. Katsuhiro Harada, the series producer for Tekken revealed that “With Unreal Engine 4, we can rapidly achieve the visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to easily bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.”
That sounds like pretty good news for any Tekken fans out there. Hopefully we’ll hear more about Tekken 7 soon. So far, no release date has been scheduled for Tekken 7 and we have no idea about specific platforms, so it’s a bit of a waiting game before we find out more.