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Tekken 7 Legendary Edition announced, includes some DLC characters but not all of them

Some strange choices for what should essentially be a complete edition

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • October 28, 2021 at 8:24 a.m. PDT • Comments: 55

After a video game has run its course with content and is all wrapped up, it is common practice for the company behind it to release a "complete" or "game of the year" edition that bundles up all of the DLC and added goodies into one full package for fans to buy at a lower price point. We see this all the time with fighting games, and these versions of the game make it easy for newcomers or those who waited to jump in and enjoy everything the title has to offer.

Well, a new Tekken 7 release has been announced called Tekken 7 Legendary Edition that, at a glance, looks to be a "complete" edition, but upon closer examination isn't quite that. Those who opt to pick this one up will be getting the base game and eight out of the 15 DLC characters.

At the time of writing this, it appears that Tekken 7 Legendary Edition is only seeing a launch in Europe. The official Bandai Namco EU Twitter account made the announcement this morning alongside an image of the special new box art.

"Iconic characters from #TEKKEN return in a new box version of TEKKEN 7!" writes Bandai Namco EU. "The Legendary Edition includes the base game with a roster of 36 fighters and 8 previously released DLC characters from past TEKKEN games."

Tekken 7 Legendary Edition is slated for launch on November 12, 2021, at select EU retailers. It comes with a price tag of 29.99โ‚ฌ, which is roughly $35 USD.

Bandai Namco EU was very careful with their wording when providing the description of this product. While this looks like it's a complete edition of the game, it definitely isn't, and the company has said as much.

Legendary Edition includes the base Tekken 7 game and eight DLC characters โ€” all of which are legacy fighters, not third-party guests. On the cover, we see (from left to right) Armor King, Anna Williams, Marduk, Julia, Lei, Zafina, Ganryu, and Kunimitsu.

Noticeably absent are all of the newcomers and the guests, meaning fans aren't getting access to Geese Howard, Noctis, The Walking Dead's Negan, Leroy, Fahkumram, or Lidia. We also can't help but wonder if this means Eliza is excluded from this package as she was a pre-order bonus and came in as extra DLC.

Right now, there is also no mention of additional stages or downloadable customization items that were made available through the seasons. From the looks of it, Legendary Edition gives you the game, eight DLC characters, and new box art.

What's perplexing about this package is that fans are essentially missing out on several DLC characters per season. This means that if you buy Legendary Edition and want to go all in for content, you're looking at buying season passes that you already own some of the content for โ€” and losing that money as a result โ€” or buying everything else you need individually.

I'm not quite sure what the reason for that is, but I guess if you're looking for a cheap option that sets you up better than just the base game would, Tekken 7 Legendary Edition is the way to go.

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