Tekken 7 (opens in new tab) will finally come home on June 2, 2017. The latest in the fighting game series that stars robots, bears, and knockoffs of both Jackie Chan and Bruce Lee will arrive on consoles and PC more than two years after it first hit Japanese arcades in March 2015. It was previously slated to arrive in early 2017, so this is a delay by all but the most generous of calendars. June 2 is in the earlier half of 2017, I guess.
Fighting is about who’s left standing! Tekken 7 is out on June 2nd! Pre-order now & get Eliza. More info: https://t.co/etEIbkP6Sq pic.twitter.com/DDYPn5Kjg3January 23, 2017
Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada apologized for the delay in an interview with GameSpot (opens in new tab). But he said the team agreed it was a good idea after seeing the troubled launches of other recent fighting games. Street Fighter 5 (opens in new tab)? Street Fighter 5.
"We were trying our best to get the game out at that time, to get it into the hands of users as early as possible," Harada said. "We saw some titles - some from our own company and some from others - which didn't have a very good launch because of a lack of content, or whatever it was, that caused players to bash the product".
Hey, if they needed the extra time to get the animation on that sick rose-throwing combo just right, more power to them.
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