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3D fighting game sequel Tekken 7 will finally make its way to home platforms almost 3 years after its initial reveal. Bandai Namco Entertainment have confirmed that the game will release for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on the 2nd of June 2017. The announcement also confirmed that lady vampire Eliza – who first appeared in free-to-play title Tekken Revolution will be available as a playable character early for those who pre-order the game. Meanwhile the Xbox One edition of Tekken 7 will also include a digital copy of Tekken 6 as a pre-order bonus, taking advantage of the Xbox 360 backwards compatibility functions of the Xbox One.
The PlayStation 4 version of the game will feature exclusive bonus content as a celebration of the Tekken franchise’s long relationship with the console brand. Specific characters such as Xiaoyu, King, and Jin Kazama will have classic costumes from Tekken 2 and Tekken 4 for instance, and a Jukebox mode will allow players to create music playlists with a wide selection of songs from previous Tekken games. A similar feature was present in Tekken Tag Tournament 2, but for now appears to only be present on the PS4 version of Tekken 7.
Tekken 7‘s future was also mentioned with the confirmation of a season pass available for the game. Three different content packs will be released further down the line, promising to include additional playable characters, new stages, a new gameplay mode, costume packs, and a bonus “Metallic Costume pack.” These three content packs will also be available for purchase separately from the season pass. Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada has expressed hesitance in the past on the idea of charging for extra playable characters, and has taken to Twitter to explain his new position.
The June 2nd launch date is later than the previously announced “Early 2017” window of release for the game. Harada is reported as saying to media outlets that the reason for the later release is to ensure that Tekken 7 is launched with all the content the team had planned to include. He alluded to other recent releases being released too quickly, with content missing or game features not functioning correctly.
Finally, Bandai Namco confirmed there will be two special editions of Tekken 7. The Deluxe Edition will include the full game as well as the season pass, and will be exclusive to retailer GAME in the UK and Ireland. A Collector’s Edition of Tekken 7 includes the previously mentioned Deluxe Edition, as well as a soundtrack CD, a steelbook case, and a 30cm x 45cm figure depicting a battle between Heihachi Mishima and Kazuya Mishima. All 3 editions of Tekken 7 will launch for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC on the 2nd of June 2017.