With EVO 2014 happening this weekend in Las Vegas, publisher Bandai Namco had announced that the 3D fighting game, Tekken 7 is in development with a new trailer.
The trailer announces that Tekken 7 will be powered by Unreal Engine 4. While the company did not announce a release date or what platforms the fighting game will be coming to, the game’s debut trailer indicates an arcade release. No word yet on the release date or what the platforms Tekken 7 will be on, but the announcement trailer does say that there will be more details to come at Bandai Namco’s fighting game panel at Comic-Con in San Diego on July 25th.
Series Executive Producer and Game Director Katsuhiro Harada mentions that “with Unreal Engine 4, we can rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, it allows us to immediately bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.”
You can watch the announcement trailer, below:
Katsuhiro Harada announced earlier this year that they are working on multiple new projects, and Tekken 7 is one of those being revealed in 2014.
“Tekken is one of my life’s works,” he said. “And while I can’t say much here, together with the titles we were going to announce this year, I’m also working on several other titles simultaneously with Tekken. From there, I’d like to announce at least two of those titles in 2014, and I feel that it’s something I must do.”
With fighting games like Tekken 7 being announced, other games are stepping up like NetherRealm Studios Mortal Kombat X featuring Raiden.