the conclusion of the King of Iron Fist 2016 Global Tournament Finals in
Japan, Katsuhiro Harada took the stage to announce some TEKKEN 7
updates. Firstly, Kuma and Panda are the next playable characters in TEKKEN 7
and each have their own Rage Arts. (That next-gen fur rendering is pretty
cool too.) Secondly, Online Tournament Mode was confirmed for the console
version, featuring 8-player brackets with various settings. Check out the
Kuma and Panda reveal trailer below, along with HD character artwork and
Online Tournament Mode will feature options such as password protection to
exclusively invite your friends, spectating, chat, and single-elimination and
double-elimination settings. Early images of the mode also suggest various
prizes for winning online tournaments, including in-game currency and
developer Michael Murray said that more details about Online Tournament
Mode will be available soon.
Michael also reiterated that there are still "more character announcements"
coming for TEKKEN
7, and the console release date will likely be announced in January 2017.
related news, a collaboration between TEKKEN 7 and New Japan Pro
Wrestling was also announced at the KOIF 2016 global finals! The trailer
below announces the collaboration and features NJPW champion, Kazuchika Okada!
The trailer shows off a new outfit for King based on Okada's iconic ring
Are Bullet Club shirts or Shinsuke Nakamura-inspired attire in the works as well?
The NJPW fan in me says PLEASE NAMCO... Yeeeaooh!