Well, guess I’m starting this topic, since nobody has made one yet when the new forums were up. Moving on then…
So this is just in, a brand new Tekken 7 update is coming, similar to what we had with Tekken 5 (Dark Resurrection), Tekken 6 (Bloodline Rebellion), and Tekken Tag 2 (Unlimited). And it’s called, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution! Interesting subtitle, eh?
For the first time itself in the series since Tekken 3, we’ve got another GUEST CHARACTER! And it’s no other than the Master of the Fist himself…AKUMA!!!
Looking at the trailer made it seem like they’re trying to put in Akuma to the main lore of the franchise, and his inclusion gives a taste of what’s probably coming in Tekken X Street Fighter!
So what are your thoughts folks?
(P.S. This must explain the reason why Akuma is not yet in Street Fighter V. He’s taking a vacation for this! Kappa)
Yes, Tekken 7 is coming to Xbox. Although they have said there will be PS4 exclusive content. Based on the current cozy relationship between Sony and Capcom, it may well be that Akuma is the exclusive content. But they have been very tight lipped about things - including the release date.
Now that you’ve said it, it would be cool if there could be console-exclusive guest characters in each respective console, just like what they did in SCII. Come to think of it, maybe a KI Character could be in the Xbox One version?
True. You could be right about this. I am not a fan of Tekken. I used to buy their titles like MK, but never really got into both MK or Tekken’s gameplay for extended time. If Akuma is ps4 exclusive, I will pass again.
Definitely hyped for this game. I didn’t know PS4 had exclusive content though. Hadn’t seen that anywhere.
If that’s true though, man… Why won’t MS invest in a fighting game outside of KI? Don’t get me wrong, I’m beyond ecstatic with what we’ve had with KI so far but there are so many series, both current and dormant that have a following and could be a solid benefit to MS and the Xbox One.
I said it before and I’ll say it again, with Capcom and Sony all tight, MS should look to rekindle their old relationship with Sega. Get a team that’d be willing to reboot Eternal Champions and then bring Virtua Fighter 6 exclusively to XB1.
Back on topic though, I’m getting more and more stoked for Tekken 7. It looks rather dark, which is nice. Heihachi’s my main, but I really enjoyed using Zafina in Tekken 6, so I’m hoping she’ll be back.
Also hoping the roster is pared down a good deal. I feel like it’s finally time to put a few of the clones out to pasture and in all honesty, I wasn’t that big on any of the other Tekken 6 additions beyond Zafina and maybe Miguel.
Any characters you guys want to see or perhaps prefer they’d leave on the cutting room floor?
I have no inside info, only total speculation. But if I had to guess, I would say they look at the money and shrug it off. Compared to the big franchises like CoD, or Halo, or Gears of War, or even stuff like Assassin’s Creed fighting games are just not a real winning proposition. If VF was making a lot of money SEGA would be making another one already.
But I think they are failing to realize how much it looks like they are just surrendering on this. It looks like they aren’t working all that hard to capture gamers’ into the Xbox ecosystem.