Last night, Bandai Namco revealed their latest entry in the 3D fighting series, Tekken 7, at the EVO 2014 tournament in Las Vegas, albeit ahead of schedule.
According to producer Katsuhiro Harada, he did not intend to unveil the fighter, powered by Unreal Engine 4, during the weekend's tournament, but was prompted into action following a leak on AOL earlier that afternoon.
“The first thought that came into my head was ‘It must have been Ono,’ joked Harada, referring to rival and Street Fighter boss Yoshinori Ono.
“With Unreal Engine 4, we can rapidly achieve the visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to easily bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.”
Harada reportedly had to whip up the reveal trailer in his hotel room and asked fans to show their excitement for the video and hopefully ease over his bosses over in Japan.
The trailer actually revealed very little and instead showed a woman seated in a temple, speaking to Kazuya about destroying Heihachi.
Bandai Namco will reveal more details at San Diego Comic-Con later this month.
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