Friday, January 15th, 2021

Harada Interviewed on TEKKEN 7's Development History, eSports Success, Online Improvements


Bandai Namco uploaded a 20-minute video interview with TEKKEN series creator and producer, Katsuhiro Harada, who recalls the challenges and history behind the development of TEKKEN 7. Harada mentions (once again) that Bandai Namco initially had no plans to expand TEKKEN 7 past Season 2 but due to the game's popularity and success at tournaments, player participation, and passionate community, TEKKEN 7 has continued to receive expansions into its fifth year. In the interview, Bandai Namco eSports Producer Naoya Yasuda also asks Harada about his 15+ year history working on the TEKKEN series. Harada covers a variety of interesting topics, including: character-usage data, TEKKEN 7 being the first Bandai Namco game to use Unreal Engine, and how COVID-19 put TEKKEN 7's esports future on hold with online improvements becoming more important than ever in 2020 / 2021. (Harada also confirmed further online improvements for TEKKEN 7 are currently in development!)

Watch the full video interview below, complete with English subtitles!
The next new character & stage for Season 4 will release Early Spring 2021.

In September 2020, TEKKEN 7 celebrated selling over 6 million copies worldwide. Keep it here on Fighters Generation for TEKKEN news and content. 


 Source:  876tv (YouTube)  

Numbskull Designs TEKKEN Kazuya & Heihachi Ducks Pre-order, Coming Feb. 2021

Numbskull Designs announced a new line of officially licensed TEKKEN merchandise launching in February 2021, starting with Kazuya and Heihachi Mishima TUBBZ cosplaying ducks. (Yes, rubber ducks!) The TEKKEN TUBBZ are made of high quality PVC, measure 9cm (3.54"), and come with their own bathtub display box and retail for $12.99 each. Both Mishima ducks are available for pre-order at Geek Store online.
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