POSTED:  Wednesday, April 25th, 2018          (May 23rd, 2018)

New Character Art Panels by Bandai Namco Artists Coming to Arcade Version of TEKKEN 7


TEKKEN Official revealed 9 brand new character art panels drawn by various Bandai Namco artists, including: Takuji Kawano, Kenji Kimura, Sagara Hiromi, Andou Makoto, and Satoko Nakayama. As you may know, these artworks can be equipped by players for their characters on the VS screen. The new artwork panels will be released for the arcade version of TEKKEN 7 on April 26th. [UPDATE #2] It's been confirmed that these new artwork panels (and much more) will be added to the console version as part of a FREE update on May 31st, 2018.

Kazuya by Takuji Kawano
Soul Calibur Series Character Design
TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Costume Design

Master Raven by Kenji Kimura
TEKKEN 7 Business Art Director
TEKKEN Revolution Art Director
TEKKEN Mobile Art Director

Josie Rizal by Satoko Nakayama
Soul Calibur 6 Character / Clothing Design
Soul Calibur 4 Character Illustration
Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny In-Game Illustrator
Fishing Spirits Series Designer
Idolmaster 2 Starry Clothing Design
GOD EATER Character Design

Lucky Chloe by Morioka Yasuto

Gundam VS & Extreme VS Character Illustration Lead / Character Design
Project X Zone Series Publicity Artwork Illustrator
TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution Xiaoyu Design
TEKKEN 6: BR Opening Movie Jin & Kazuya Costume Design
Tekken Blood Vengeance Xiaoyu Design

Eliza by Sagara Hiromi
TEKKEN 6 Character Design / Modeling
TEKKEN Tag 2 Character Design / Modeling
TEKKEN Revolution Character Design
Pokken Tournament Character Model & Avatar

Gigas by Honosuma Takashi
Tekken 5 and onwards Character Design

JACK-7 by Andou Makoto
PAC-MAN Series Art Director
Katamari Series Art Director
Noby Noby Boy Art Director

Kuma by Andou Makoto

Panda by Andou Makoto





The TEKKEN 7: Fated Retribution arcade update which will add these panels will also bring several existing artworks from the home versions to the arcade. Last year, Bandai Namco released a free update for the console version of TEKKEN 7 that added the new art panels in Customization Mode. Once again, these new art panels will be added to the console versions of TEKKEN 7 for free on May 31st, 2018.

[UPDATE #1] Below are some additional guest collaboration artworks that already exist in the home version - and will now be making their way to arcades. The full-size images below were just released by Bandai Namco on April 28th/29th, 2018.

Heihachi Mishima by Takuji Kawano

Kazuya Mishima by Hosona

Nina Williams by Sagara Hiromi

Lee Chaolan by Yoshihiko Arawi

Kazumi by Andrew Archer

Gigas by Ron Kurniawan

Jin Kazama by Andou Makoto

Lars by Sashida Minoru


Heihachi by HYDRO74

Heihachi by James Carey

Alisa by Morioka

All of the above artworks were added to TFG's TEKKEN 7 Art Gallery and individual character pages. tuned on for continued TEKKEN 7 coverage.

Sources:  TEKKEN OfficialAvoidingThePuddle
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