What’s Up PlayStation Nation,
Bandai Namco has finally announced that Tekken 7 will be coming to PlayStation 4 and other platforms on June 2nd, 2017. Pre-order now to receive Eliza on launch day. The battle between father and son continues! The all consuming rage that drives Kazuya to destroy his father reaches it’s climax. How does the saga end?
Tekken Director Katsuhiro Harada explains the games delay, missing it’s initial early 2017 launch window:
We were trying to do everything we could to make that [early 2017] date happen… maybe to scale down on the content in order to make the master release, but in the end we came to the decision that [after] seeing releases from other companies, as well as some of the past of our own, where maybe things weren’t working 100% at launch, or maybe it was missing some content, that’s the kind of thing we wanted to avoid with Tekken 7, so we made a very difficult decision of moving it to June to include all of the original content that we’d originally planned.
Tekken 7 brings some new things to the highly decorated fighting franchise. Like a dedicated story mode and extending the roster with some brand new characters. Social Media & Community Manager Dalton Link of Bandai Namco Entertainment America, took to the PlayStation Blog to explain the new game mechanics Tekken 7 has to offer:
As your life bar depletes it will eventually start flashing red, indicating you’ve entered “Rage” mode. Once in “Rage” your character will deal more damage as well as gain access to two all-new devastating moves: the Rage Art and Rage Drive!
A super powerful armored attack that allows you to absorb hits and power through an enemy assault that can turn the tide of the match in the blink of an eye. The Rage Art provides players an easy comeback mechanic when they are far behind in any given match.
While not as destructive as the Rage Art, the Rage Drive is a strategic alternative that unleashes a devastating combo that will punish any opponent.
Also an armored attack, this move will power through most attacks and shift momentum in your favor. The Power Crush can be risky if thrown out carelessly, but if timed properly, it will give you a physical and mental advantage.
Oh yeah! Akuma will be making his presence be felt in Tekken 7.
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