Katsuhiro Harada Unofficially Confirms Tekken 7 In 2014


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Namco Bandai is taking the Tekken franchise into the free-to-play arena with the release of Tekken Revolution, which was released exclusively on the PlayStation 3 today—but that’s not what’s interesting.

What’s interesting is the fact that the publisher appears to actually be developing a new, AAA Tekken title, and that game’s prospects may hinge upon the popularity of the free-to-play game.

During a roundtable look at Tekken Revolution presided over by Tekken creator Katsuhiro Harada at E3, Harada appeared to come as close as he could to confirming a new AAA Tekken game without outright revealing it. In response to a question about whether Tekken Revolution was being designed for the specific purpose of drawing gamers back to the franchise, speaking through a translator, Harada stated, “That’s exactly what we’re hoping to do.”

He went on to suggest in oblique terms that Tekken Revolution is being designed specifically to whet gamers’ appetites for the real thing. “I haven’t said this to any other journalists, but the 20th anniversary is next year,” he said.

Of course, we’ve been down this road before. Harada previously confirmed Tekken 7 back in 2010, but then that game just kind of didn’t happen. Perhaps the 20th anniversary is the kick Namco Bandai needs to actually get it out. If it comes to pass, this will mark the first true Tekken standalone title since 2007 (Tekken 6 was released in arcades that year, and ported to consoles in 2009.). A nation in desperate need of jiggle fighting awaits more information with baited breath.

As a part of our on-going coverage of E3, we will have a fuller look at Tekken Revolution, and Namco Bandai’s other offerings.

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11 Comments on Katsuhiro Harada Unofficially Confirms Tekken 7 In 2014

awaker

On June 24, 2013 at 2:43 am

Really tekken 7 comes out next year

HazwanYagami

On July 16, 2013 at 6:42 pm

should i buy tekken tag 2 or just enjoy the tekken revolution while waiting for this?

justin

On July 24, 2013 at 9:39 am

make a character named justin

Arnis Philippines

On August 12, 2013 at 8:12 pm

I want to join Arnis, the martial arts of the Philippines, to Joined in the Tekken 7.

o0darkangel0o

On August 15, 2013 at 4:44 am

nice o like that tekken 7 and have a cheats …………….

loles

On August 30, 2013 at 11:49 pm

lol

voltaire

On September 29, 2013 at 5:41 am

I would like to see them add krav maga( if i spelled that right), judo, and U.S. Marine corp martial arts.

Tekken lover / ava Mitchell

On October 24, 2013 at 11:32 pm

I wanna see what tekken 7 well look like |\( • 3 • )/| I think it well look awesome

It well be funny if asuka well have a dream of Jin felling in love with her lol

Kotei

On November 19, 2013 at 2:37 pm

So, the more you spend on Tekken Revolution the higher possibility of Tekken 7 being release. Let us not forget a better chance of a swifter release. Free to play? Am I the only one that spends money on it? I certainly hope not. All I ever hear is how they messed up with changing Jin and to many people play with Asuka. Should I play with Eddy instead and just chaotically hit kicks? Enjoy playing it, I hope it releases. Soul Calibur V really depressed me, as it went more toward Street Fighter and not Tekken.

Tsuutenkaku

On November 19, 2013 at 3:28 pm

The main problem is that instead of adding to something that could use it; the thought of a complete revamp occurs. It takes longer to reach perfection if you keep starting over. Keep refining the the Kazama style and it will bear fruit. There was a reason Jin unlearned the Mishima style, however it baffles me why he would unlearn the three ring circus / white heron dance.

Ernest

On January 5, 2014 at 10:32 pm

I do realize how much work the designers, managers, and other workers did for Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Tekken 6, and other video games. So, they can take as much time as they need to complete and release upcoming Tekken game(s).

But, it would be great for Tekken 7 to come out around the 20th anniversary of Tekken.

I am so hooked on the Tekken stories involving Jin Kazama, Nina and Anna Williams, and more. I wish that there would be an animated series based on these and other Tekken characters. But, maybe that is a bad idea that can drive some or most Tekken fans away.