Evo has returned. Setting a new record for the largest fighting game major. This coverage will be more focused to Tekken. Let's jump straight to nitty gritty shall we?
Michael Murray just put up the news regarding the US Arcade Location tests for Tekken 7 on the official Tekken FaceBook page. Tekken 7 is coming to select Round 1 arcades and several Dave & Busters this month allowing people the chance to get time in with the game. The locations of these select places are as follows:
The big announcement is here, Bandai Namco have announced that they're organising 'THE KING OF IRON FIST TOURNAMENT 2015.' This is a largescale tournament that they are organising with about 80,000 dollars worth of prizes to the contestants. The game played in this tournament is Tekken 7 and the tournament is to be held later this year. The trailer for the announcement of this tournament is now available for viewing and right now all that we know are that competitors from 'East Asia' and the 'globe' will be competing. We'll have to see soon on what they plan to fully do. For now, you can catch the announcement trailer below.
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: