'Tekken 7: Fated Retribution' Announces Release Date For Consoles At E3 2016 [Watch Trailer]

By V Doctor , Updated Jun 14, 2016 08:50 AM EDT

“Tekken 7: Fated Retribution” is set to release soon. At the Microsoft E3 2016 press conference, Bandai Namco announced that the fighting game will be releasing for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC via Steam early in 2017.

“Tekken 7” will be powered by the Unreal Engine 4. The game offers a 3D battle system and the classic gameplay that made the franchise popular among fans. The new installment boasts further enhancements with photo-realistic visuals, new creative features and dynamic fighting mechanics. The new game is an upgrade of its predecessors by showcasing the attitude and competitiveness that the title is known for.

EventHubs revealed that Katsuhiro Harada, game director of “Tekken 7,” appeared onstage at E3 2016, stating that the upcoming fighting game will include an all-new story mode that flows from an epic narrative cinematics to action-filled gameplay.

Gematsu noted that some of the outstanding features to expect in “Tekken 7” include the Unreal Engine 4, which will present the game like never before. The fighting game is expected to highlight state-of-the-art graphics that will give a whole new perspective to the various characters. The game will offer a seamless story experience, with exciting cinematic action sequences that combine well with huge showdowns.

“Tekken 7” features the last chapter of the Mishima blood saga which spans 20 years. The game will finally present the grand ending to the family feud among the Mishima Clan members, who will attempt to take control of a giant empire as well as deal with old issues and enemies, putting the entire world at risk. There will be a roster of over 30 playable characters, consisting of both classic and all-new fighters. Each character possesses various special moves, combos and martial arts techniques. There will also be classic one-on-one battles, all-new moves and battle mechanics that players of all levels can try.

According to TheVerge, Bandai Namco featured a trailer that included Akuma, a villain from “Street Fighter,” hinting that there will be a crossover of the two hit fighting titles. Akuma will appear in “Tekken 7” to wreak havoc with his signature fireballs and attacks. Although there has never been a crossover game involving the two titles, Akuma’s presence will be a step towards that goal.

Xbox Live Gold members will reportedly receive a free copy of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 via backward compatibility, beginning in mid-June 2016. More updates and details on “Tekken 7” are expected soon.

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