The Tekken 7 release date and Jun Kazama returning in official story canon has been revealed by Katsuhiro Harada, the creator of the Tekken series.
The Tekken 7 trailers were posted online a couple of days ago and you can watch the english and Japanese trailers below:
The Tekken 7 trailer features Kazuya's mother, Kazumi Mishima as the video further shows the history of violence in the Mishima clan not to mention the Devil Gene curse within the family.
The trailer further hinted that Kasumi's husband Heihachi murdered her, possibly finding out that she has the Devil Gene within as Kasumi hinted that her powers were passed on to her son, Kazuya.
The trailer ends with Kazuya confronting his father in a fit of rage on the same volcano where he was thrown in Tekken 2. It is not yet confirmed whether Kasumi Mishima will be a playable character or possibly a boss character within Tekken 7.
Tekken 7 is one of the three games that Katsuhiro Harada has been working following the leaked information about game last week.
"The first thought that came into my head was 'It must have been Ono,'" Harada joked, referring to rival and Street Fighter boss Yoshinori Ono.
Harada also confirmed that Tekken 7 is being built on the Unreal Engine 4.
"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, but it also allows us to bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire."
Taka Kawasaki, studio head at Epic Games Japan, recently discussed excitement for "Tekken 7" in a press release on Monday. Kawasaki said that the partnership between Bandai Namco and Epic Games is perfect for the next game because it will lead to great results and then he confirmed that Tekken 7 PC version will happen.
Taka Kawasaki said in an interview that Tekken 7 would come with greatly improved visuals which can only be done on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. He even singled out the Tekken 7 PC version because that was the lead platform during development.
In an interview with 4Gamer, Harada reflected on his career in 2013. "As part of being the leader in the development of multiple free-to-play titles, I was also involved in the efforts to change the structures of the console gaming industry with the first party group of SCE, I hope to keep this going into (2014) as well."
"Tekken is one of my life's works, 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."
"There are a few titles that we've been quietly working on, and some we've been thinking about working on, so the year 2014 looks like it'll be a tough one."
Harada claimed that Tekken 7 will be released sometime in 2014 however, gaming news site Cyberland has reported that Harada and the other game developers feel that the Tekken 7 release date should be moved to 2015 as they felt that the needed more time to add new features in the game.
Fans know the Jun Kazama returned to the "Tekken" franchise as a playable character in "Tekken Tag Tournament 2" but it seems that probably in "Tekken 7", Jun returns in a canon appearance in the storyline!
Fans of the "Tekken" franchise know that Jun Kazama died at the hands of Ogre before the events of "Tekken 3" but Katsuhiro Harada hints that she might be alive and well after all and he debated "Tekken" fans on his twitter page about the story of "Tekken" and what really happened to Jun Kazama during "Tekken 3"
The debate started when user "UltraZeroX27" asked Katsuhiro Harada "This has been said a lot,but is Ogre holding Jun's head in TK3 arcade intro?" Harada replied with "I said "No" over 50times"
— Harada_TEKKEN (@Harada_TEKKEN) February 22, 2014
He was then asked by user "KazamaAsuka" to tell who is Ogre holding in his hand if the head is not Jun's head. Harada replied by saying "Someone"
"Someone". RT@KazamaAsuka Can you tell us what Ogre hold in his hand??! — Harada_TEKKEN (@Harada_TEKKEN) February 22, 2014
User "Beam_of_life" then refuted Harada by saying "lol you say no but, the game say yes. need a redo. Translation say, "Jin confront is mother's murder". Harada then clarified that it was only Jin thinking that his mother was killed and that what really happened is completely different. "It's his "thinking". Jun is just missing. And It is an argument different from an image. Game say yes? Nah, I'm create that. And one more thing, I said "That is not Jun's head". I'm talking about that "movie(image pic)". Listen to me carefully, and you will understand what i really mean."
It's his "thinking". Jun is just missing. And It is an argument different from an image. Game say yes? Nah, … http://t.co/DNE4Wxps7P — Harada_TEKKEN (@Harada_TEKKEN) February 22, 2014
"Beam_of_life" then replied by saying "anyone who play tk6 and watch the prologue knows the games pointed out Orge kill jun in the really story." Harada replied by saying "Read my previous tweet" and then he posted "I'm talking about that image pic. And I'm written Tekken story. Jin thinking = "The Ogre killed my mother". However, it is his viewpoint and an interpretation.He don't know the truth.I am making this talk the past at many interviews."
I'm talking about that image pic. And I'm written Tekken story. Jin thinking = "The Ogre killed my mother". … http://t.co/GTwenxEhKZ
— Harada_TEKKEN (@Harada_TEKKEN) February 22, 2014
With Harada's explanation it should be pretty clear now that Jun dying is really all in Jin's head. So should we gamers expect Jun in "Tekken 7"? Maybe! With the huge reception Jun got for her return in "Tekken Tag Tournament 2" it would be pretty crazy for Namco not to include Jun in "Tekken 7" even if it is just a story appearance since we know she's alive.
Further reports from gaming website Polygon claimed that Bandai Namco will have an open panel at the San Diego Comic Con 2014 and they promised fans they would reveal new details about Tekken 7 release date and Rise of Incarnates
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