Tekken 7 In Early Development
Although some say Street Fighter IV overshadowed Tekken 6, many fans of the latter franchise will agree that the sixth installment was yet another fantastic battling experience.
And of course, you can't keep such a popular, long-running series down. Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada recently spoke at a conference called, "The Legend of Tekken," and talked about the challenges and ideals that a project manager must have in order to lead a team of 100 designers to the promised land. Harada has been spearheading the legendary fighting franchise for over 15 years now, so if anyone is aware of a new title... And yes, according to Eurogamer, he did indeed confirm that Tekken 7 is currently in development, although admittedly they're just starting out. It'll be interesting to see how they approach this new entry; the competition suddenly got a lot stiffer this generation, as even some 2D fighters have turned heads ('cough' BlazBlue 'cough'). Also, who knows how this genre will continue to change in the advancing years of the industry? Maybe it's time to introduce some RPG elements; i.e., experience gained for new abilities, stat increases, etc.
At any rate, at least we know another Tekken is coming at some point, which is more than enough to satisfy the fans. Right?
5/27/2010 10:36:13 AM Ben Dutka