Tekken 7 could hit consoles in 2016

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We’ve had a new Mortal Kombat this year. We’ve got a new Street Fighter on the way in 2016 that had us high-fiving one another in the face whenever we landed a Shinku Tatsumaki Senpukyaku (NAILED IT FIRST TIME) attack.

So what’s tekken that other fighting game franchise so long to materialise? HA!

After all, Tekken 7 has been knocking around Japanese arcades since March, gobbling up coins and fight-sticks. Bandai Namco has been mum on when the game can be expected to escape those gaming halls, but one report has it locked for a 2016 release.

That’s according to Spanish site Koi Nya, who had their local Bandai Namco marketing manager David Fraile explaining that a console launch was expected during 2016.

That’s a rather large window, and with the first quarter of the year filling up quicker than a motorist before a petrol price increase with games that are skipping out on the final release quarter of the year, I wouldn’t bank on seeing  Tekken 7 released anytime soon in 2016.

That being said, it has been a while since I’ve gotten my hands on a new Tekken game. It’s got a certain style unique to it, with each character bringing their own brand of violent fisticuffs to the table. I’ve always been fond of that franchise, and the ludicrous characters in its roster.

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Except for players who use that cheap bastard Eddy Gordo as their main, and button-mash his attacks endlessly. That Crapoeira fighter is no match for my annoying abuse of Steve Fox’s dodge moves. Dodge! Dodge! DOOOOOOOOOODGE!

Last Updated: October 7, 2015

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  • Grand Admiral Chief

    Oi vey, so punny

  • VampyreSquirrel

    Eddie Gordo in Tekken 3 was fun to play with, but I always preferred Paul or Jin back then. Then they changed every character’s moves and I sucked sooooo badly.

    • Grand Admiral Chief

      Riiight, the moves changed….that is why….riiight

      xD

      • VampyreSquirrel

        lol, I wasn’t going to sit and memorize every one of my favorite character’s combos AGAIN. Hell I used to unlock all the characters in Tekken 3 in 5-10 minutes… I NEVER kept a save on my PS1.

        I have Tekken 5 (I think it is)… but have hardly played it.

        • Brady miaau

          I have 6. It is kind of fun, but, I dunno. I think maybe Tekken 3 did spoil me, move wise. I will not memorise moves again either. Just play for fun.

    • Hammersteyn

      Heihachi disagrees

      • VampyreSquirrel

        Lol… I hated playing with Heihachi… Mokujin was fun though (he was a “handicap” player to me)

        • Hammersteyn

          Heihachi is all offense. In Tekken 3 I’d always try and start the match with a grapple headbutt. His down right forward punch strike had a lot of power and range too.

          • VampyreSquirrel

            Yeah he was, he also had a powerful counter (if you could get it timed right), I just didn’t like him.

          • Hammersteyn

            I like how he throws his son and grandson into volcanos. Also he’s the only member of the Mishamas not to tap into the devil gene

    • Brady miaau

      Nina. I liked the balance of speed vs power. But Paul is what a lot of the top, top players played back then, to devastating effect.

      • VampyreSquirrel

        People hated playing me when I was Paul… those counters and devastating combos… awwww jisssss

    • Lardus-For the Emperor!

      Paul was awesome. Dominated Gordo with him every time no matter the opponent 🙂

  • Grand Admiral Chief
  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    What? No Tekken King pun anywhere? 🙁

    • Brady miaau

      Like tekken tag, Wang with King against King and I forget the other name

  • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

    The only thing I Tekken is the slip at said petrol station….and then I cry…

  • Nikola

    Still the best fighting game out there in my opinion when it comes to gameplay, character and story wise MK is king.

  • Brady miaau

    Ok. But what about Soul Calibur 6 or whatever it is?

    both are fun, but……

    • Lardus-For the Emperor!

      Bring me my weapons! SC for the win!

      • Brady miaau

        well, they are different games in other ways too. SC is fast, very much so. less time to think, must react, pow, pow, baam.

        • Lardus-For the Emperor!

          I also like Virtua Fighter (such a technicaly correct fighter ‘sim’) and Dead or Alive (for reasons)

          • Brady miaau

            Never played that one, but I watched people play. It did seem fun

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