Recent Tekken News from around the Interwebs
The COLLISION Championship Series are happy to announce that two Korean Tekken champions are making their way to the premier tournament series in the city of Lima, Peru. 2016's Evolution and Global Championship grand finalist Saint, is joined by fellow dominant Korean player JDCR as they set out to get revenge on the competition in the region when they make their way to the tournament this month. Alongside those news, Collision 2017 has expanded in a big way from last year's tournament as it has announced that they're including multiple other fighting games as well getting Tekken Project team members Katsuhiro Harada & Michael Murray to confirm their attendance at the event. Not only that, but it also has to be said that the Tekken Brand Manager Mark Religioso as well Tekken community figure MarkMan are making an appearance there. COLLISION 2017 takes places in the capital of Peru this month on weekend of the 18th & 19th and is certainly not going to be an event...
The Korean King player MBC is back at it. Part 13 of his Tekken 7 Fated Retribution highlights video is now up! Come for the Tekken skills, stay for the wacky in game results.
Highlights playlist ≫ https://www.youtube.com/playlist?...
IGN recently put up their video tour of the development offices from the Tekken project team in Bandai Namco Japan. Game Director Kouhei Ikeda, Program Director Kei Kudo & Lead Character Director Tomoko Odashima give their thoughts behind creating the latest installment in the long running Tekken franchise. There's also minor bits of playable video of the characters Eliza & Kuma but it is all still early footage.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary of the long running MASTERCUP Tekken tournament series, Mastercup officially announced the dates for MASTERCUP.9 as November 4, 2017! MASTERCUP is a long running Japanese Tekken tournament series which boasts an incredibly high amount of players with the previous installment; MASTERCUP.8 bringing in over 900 players across 180 teams to compete in Tekken 7. MASTERCUP.9 returns this year running Tekken 7 Fated Retribution in Tokyo, Japan and is set to be the biggest tournament yet with hopefully another appearance by the Tekken project team as well as being broadcasted worldwide with a Japanese, Korean & English stream. More news and details to come from MASTERCUP.9 will be coming out during the year so keep an eye out on the Mastercup Official website for more news and updates in the future!
11/4 MASTERCUP.9 10th Anniversary ≫ http://mastercupofficial.com/16283
The characters & content in the game don't pay for themselves is the quick take on it. Whether the consumer is expected to know the details behind the game's development or care about it is another argument altogether though. Nonetheless, if you're curious and feel like you need to know, here is Harada's explanation on it taken from his Twitlonger post recently.
Harada on the Season Pass ≫ http://www.twitlonger.com/show/n_1spif4h
LowHigh just put up an over hour long deathmatch video against Knee's Bryan on his YouTube channel. These two Korean players are at the top level when it comes South Korean deathmatching in Tekken 7 so it makes for a good reference video if you play either of these characters. You can check it out along with LowHigh's other videos from his stream on his YouTube page.
LowHigh's YouTube ≫ https://www.youtube.com/user/idsng0225
Tekken 7 is back and on the list of games in the Evo 2017 roster MrWizard announced during the Evo reveal stream. Tekken 7 made appearances during Evo during the last 2 years across both the vanilla and FR updated arcade version but this year will mark the 1st Evo where the console version will be out beforehand. They're also happy to announce that while Tekken 7 is back at EVO, it will for this year be featured on main stage and get a Sunday finals alongside Street Fighter V and both Super Smash Bros games. This will perhaps be the place to highlight the best of what Tekken 7 has to offer to the world on the big stage and you can expect the competition to be fierce for everyone participating. Evo 2017 will not be an event to miss out this year so start making your plans to attend. Evo 2017 is taking place in Las Vegas on July 14th to the 16th later this year. For more details on the event, you can consult Shoryuken.com
Tekken 7's recently announced pre-order DLC character Eliza had her worldwide gameplay reveal during the EVO 2017 announcement stream on RedBull Esports. She plays how you would expect her from Tekken Revolution but this time looks to be expanded with a more versatile moveset. You can check out here gameplay trailer which is now up on YouTube over on Bandai Namco America's channel.
Bandai Namco Games ≫ https://www.youtube.com/user/NamcoBandaiGames
PC player? Here are the PC specifications required to have the game up and running when it launches. The original table source comes from Famitsu in Japanese but I've made an English version of the table for everyone below. These specifications are of course just a guideline reference to assist in getting your setup ready so if you can't meet the minimum requirements, perhaps it is time to upgrade. Table is down below and you can see the source over here.
The PlayStation 4 version of Tekken 7 is getting exclusive content! They include a set of legacy costumes for some characters in the game and a new Tekken Jukebox mode. You can fashion the Jukebox mode as Tekken 7's version of Tekken Tunes which allows you to use music from the Tekken series and also create playlists to use in game. Here are the current batch of images showing off the legacy costumes for Jin Kazama, King and Xiaoyu and the Jukebox mode. Special thanks goes to Gematsu.
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