Keeping an eye on the coin-op gaming scene
A surprise announcement at Bandai Namco’s The King Of Iron Fist Tournament 2015, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is described as a “true follow-up” to the machine that’s been in Japanese arcades since March. Though it’s not quite a sequel, Fated Retribution is a ground-up revamp of the existing game, including improved graphics, a completely refreshed selection of character outfits, and new-look stages.
More arresting than any of those changes, however, is the introduction of Street Fighter’s Akuma to the roster. Tekken 7’ s trailers included a scene in which Kazumi Mishima asked a mysterious stranger to kill her husband, Heihachi, if she were unable to go through with it herself. Fated Retribution’s trailer reveals that stranger to be Akuma, suggesting he’s set to be more than just a bonus character.
The flame-haired brawler will also need to feel at home within Tekken’s individual-limb-focused control scheme, too, but perhaps work done on the MIA crossover game Tekken X Street Fighter will help smooth the transition. There’s no release date set for the arcade machine yet, but game director Katsuhiro ro HaradaHar has promised that at the console version that follows will be up p to date with whichever ever version of the coin-op oin-op is in operation when it transitions to living rooms in 2016. There will be other new w additions to the e roster, to be announced in the interim, so perhaps we’ll see other faces from Street Fighter joining Akuma. .
Game Tekken7:FatedRetribution Manufacturer Bandai Namco