Tekken 7: We'll finally get to see it running on October 3-5, arcade version will also feature online matchmaking

Posted by Cheng Kai 'KarbyP' Sim • September 14, 2014 at 2:14 a.m. PDT

On the Sugamo Cup TTT2 tournament stream, Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada revealed that Tekken 7 will be the first fighting game in the arcades to feature online matchmaking.


The feature falls in line with previous comments Harada made, on wanting to include a feature that would make it easier for players of similar skill level to play against one another in the arcades.

Aside from online matchmaking in the arcade version, Harada also announced that fans in Japan will finally get their first look -- and hands-on -- of the game on the weekend of October 3 to 5.
On that weekend, Bandai Namco Games will be holding location tests for Tekken 7 at two locations -- the Namco arcades in Sugamo, Tokyo and Nipponbashi, Osaka, respectively. The aforementioned online matchmaking mode will also be on trial at the location test, allowing players in Tokyo to play against their counterparts in Osaka.

"As we're still working on the game, the location test build of Tekken 7 will be running with about 50% of the graphical effects intended for the final release of the game," Harada said in Japanese on the Sugamo Cup tournament stream.

"We'd like for everyone to try out the new systems, try out the characters, and let us know what they think. With Tekken 7, what we want to do is create it with everyone.

"Then when the game is out, please enjoy playing the game with 100% of the game's graphical prowess fully activated, by taking advantage of Unreal Engine 4."

Question from the editor: Who do you hope to see playable in the location test?

Source: Sugamo Cup stream.
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