The EVO today announced on Twitter that Namco Bandai have come forward to offer $30,000 in pot bonus to the Tekken 7 tournament at Evo this year. This is a huge amount of cash to be up on the line so of course the competition will be fierce this year for Tekken. Additionally, every person that has registered and entered into Tekken 7 at Evo will also receive a special designed Lili / Eliza artwork T-shirt for participating. Be sure to pick it up if you happen to be there.
Ultimate Tournament XVI - This year's installment of the largest Tekken tournament in France can now be announced to be taking place on the 17th of October this year! It is set to be held in Pourrieres, France near the port city of Marseille located at the southern side of the French country. This will be no doubt, a big event for Tekken in Europe and the competition will be the strongest it has ever been for this time around. Europe will have to pool it's players together to defend their turf against the incoming Japanese, Korean, American and even Venezuelan players coming in to take home the victory. A victory which is being guaranteed to be worth at least €800 which is being given out amongst the top placers at the event. Mark the date: Saturday, 17th of October as it'll be a Tekken event not to miss this year!
The Tekken Project team's official twitter account posted a notification tweet saying that there will be a major announcement regarding Tekken 7 next week, on July 7th. Who knows what it could be but given that the advance notice but, it's probably going to be something bigger then just the usual character reveals for Tekken 7. In any case, everyone should keep an eye out for what it could possibly be!
Fresh off the official Tekken Youtube channel! Kazumi Mishima was previously a final boss for Tekken 7 in arcades but she will now be available as a playable character in arcades on the regularly schedule Tuesday character releases - June 2th.
Edit: With the recent reveal of Jack-7 in Tekken 7, comes further details as well as press media images of the newest fighter to the game. Jack-7 will be available to play in Japanese arcades tomorrow (May 19th) starting from 9:00 AM in the morning Japan time so fans of the giant fighting robot can look forward to seeing him in action. There's going to be plenty of stuff pouring out of the internet on the day like Twitter reports, images, videos, movelist rundowns and much, much more. You can read the official Japanese announcement of the character up on the Tekken Official website.
Yoshimitsu is everyone's next time release character this upcoming Tuesday in arcades! He'll be unlocked for everyone to play on the 12th of May at 9:00 AM in Japanese arcades so there's going to be several videos of Yoshimitsu gameplay coming to the internet soon. You can find screenshots and introductory trailer for Yoshimitsu from the Tekken-official page below.
Celebrating the TEKKEN series 20th anniversary, Bandai Namco have just released a free Android/iOS app that combines the iconic Galaga gameplay with characters from TEKKEN. It weighs in at a small 7.8 mb on Android devices and 12.2 MB on iOS so it makes for a neat little celebratory time kill. You can download the free app at these locations below:
Just announced on the CAPCOM TV Chokaigi niconico stream, Tekken 7's newest character is a giant red colossus character named Gigas. Gigas is set to make his appearance in Tekken 7 in arcades on April 28th which is this upcoming Tuesday. On Gigas' background, there's little known about the character officially as his nationality is 'DATA DELETED' with his fighting style being listed as 'DESTRUCTIVE IMPULSE.' Character CGI render, screenshot and a official reveal trailer can be spotted below.
The newest character that was revealed for Tekken 7 is set to be unlocked in arcades (Japanese ones at least, Korea seems to be delayed.) on April 21st from the recent update on the Tekken Official website. For those who don't know, Josie Rizal is a fighter hailing from the Phillipines with the Eskrima and basic kick boxing fighting style. She was designed by Mari Shimazaki who you may remember from Bayonetta and the name was suggested by MarkMan as a homage to José Rizal. You can look forward to seeing her in matches and hopefully a complete movelist/combo rundown in Practice mode next Tuesday. (April 21, 2015)
(Update: the final results are in) There's another major featuring Tekken Tag 2 this weekend in Glasgow, Scotland. It's Hypespotting 4. This major is probably more known as a Capcom Pro Premier Event. But if you're looking for some good Tekken stream from Scotland then join the stream chat. Links to bracket & stream can be found below.