Tekken fans rejoyce! This weekend at EVO 2014, the worlds biggest fighting game championship, Bandai Namco officially unveiled Tekken 7 for following a premature leak earlier that day. The publisher has also released the games first trailer which doesn’t reveal any gameplay, but hints at the return of some favourable characters.
The leak originated from Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada, who revealed yesterday in a video published by AOL, that Tekken 7 will be build on the Unreal Engine 4, and will be coming to last-gen consoles. Once the game was officially announced however, there was no mention of the games engine, nor the platforms it’ll be landing on. But there’s a good reason for that.
Harada wasn’t supposed to announce Tekken 7 at EVO but in fact, another game that he’s working on. Bandai Namco hadn’t actually prepared a trailer for the announcement, so Harada had to do so quickly in his hotel room asking fans to show excitement for the game which he showed during his briefing on stage at EVO.
“The first thought that came into my head was ‘It must have been Ono,’” Harada joked, passing the blame onto rival and Street Fighter boss Yoshinori Ono. Thankfully it seems to have been taken in good faith.
So, with Tekken 7 on the way, and more details supposedly coming at San Diego Comic Con, what exactly was Harada supposed to announce?