Tekken 7 Exists, and This Isn't What It Looks Like

Jul 14, 2014

Story-related teaser trailers for games about strategically (or not-so-strategically) mashing gamepad buttons probably aren't going to do it for you, so think of this more as someone saying "Tekken 7 is real!" for approximately one-and-a-half minutes.

That's how long the announcement/teaser trailer for Tekken 7 is. After watching it, you'll know the seventh installment in this venerable fighting series exists, but alas, nothing of what it looks like.

Bandai Namco confirmed that a leaked version of the trailer was in fact legit by posting the official version. The trailer makes it clear we're to learn more about the game -- which uses Epic's Unreal Engine 4 -- at Comic-Con on July 25.

We don't have a release timeframe yet, nor do we know which systems Bandai Namco's targeting, but it's probably not unsafe, given Unreal Engine 4's March 2014 debut, to presume it'll at least be available on PS4 and Xbox One. Also of note, not that it's wildly significant: this is the first fighting game announced using Epic's new Unreal tech. Given how animation-focused fighting games tend to be, since by nature they can afford to spend lavishly on the fighter models, when Bandai Namco finally shows this thing in action, here's hoping it knocks our socks off.

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