Tekken 7 may present an accessible entry to the franchise for players of all skill levels. With Tekken 7, the developers aim to conclude the Mishima Clan Saga, a tale spanning over 20-years and featuring several generations of the Mishima family. Whether familiar with the Mishima Clans family members, Tekken’s strength seems to be in its gameplay: Tekken 7 aims to feature an expanded roster of characters, new gameplay features and a cinematic backdrop to experience it all. Tekken 7 aims to be the first Tekken game to be distributed on the current generation of home consoles and aims to use to Unreal Engine 4 to power the experience. Produced by Bandai Namco Entertainment, Tekken 7 aims to revive this franchise for players of all skill levels.
Featuring a host of different characters, Tekken 7 aims to bring the familiar with the new as the roster is extended to showcase over 30 different characters, each demonstrating a distinctive style, techniques and combos. In addition to expanding the roster of Tekken characters, “Street Fighter” veteran Akuma makes an appearance in this latest iteration. From Jin Kazama, leader of the Mishima Zaibatsu, the Mishima family’s multinational conglomerate, to a literal panda named Panda, Tekken 7 boasts an eccentric cast of characters. Players take control of their chosen character and take to the arena where they navigate a 3D playing field versus an opponent. The 3D space presents an array of movement options from sidestepping to dashing. In addition to navigating the 3D playing field, players may spend their time mastering controls and combos.
Tekken 7 aims to redeploy a system from Tekken 6 to the typical combat arena and its known as the Rage System. This gameplay mechanic may grant each character a bonus when their health drops below 20%. Effective use of this technique may be used to turn the tide of matches at the last moment. This new system may also be used to unleash powerful super-moves which, when timed correctly, may unleash a powerful combo. Tekken 7 offers players several game modes to test their skill once they have become familiar with their favourite character. There’s the Story mode, where players may experience the final chapter in the Mishima Saga, and also an Online mode and more. During the Story mode, players may find the narrative intertwined with gameplay as scenes transition between one another.
After playing through the story, players may also opt to test their skills with the rest of the world with Tekken 7’s Online mode. The Online mode is where players may compete with up to 7 others in a series of Tournaments. This aims to bring a competitive aspect to Tekken and one which may be featured in EVO Championship series 2017, “the largest and longest-running fighting game tournaments in the world.” With Tekken 7 pushing graphical fidelity with the Unreal Engine 4, introducing new features to keep gameplay innovative and a new story mode flushed out, Tekken 7 aims to be the largest game in the franchise. Whether customising characters with the numerous items available or mastering the new gameplay mechanics, Tekken 7 aims to provide an accessible entry to the series, which aims to wrap up the franchise lore by pushing the series boundaries further. The conclusion to the rivalry between, Heihachi, Jin Kazama and Kazuya is going to be explosive and a much talked about topic in the community.
Tekken 7 aims to release for PC, PS4 and Xbox One 2nd June 2017
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