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Tekken 7's Season 4 could still have some more classic characters return, but which of the ones still missing seem to have the best shot?

One of the big announcements we got at the Japan Fighting Game Publisher's Roundtable was a brand new trailer for Tekken 7 which announced that it'll be getting its fourth season, complete with balance changes, new moves for the entire cast and even a teaser for a character who may join the fray which I already covered two weeks ago, speculating that it almost has to be Kunimitsu who has been missing from Tekken canon since 1995's Tekken 2.

She isn't the only one who's missing, though. While Tekken 7's roster has grown quite a lot since its initial arcade release, there are still a few old faces who people long to see back and with a fourth season officially happening, some of them may yet have their shot to get back into the fray for Tekken 7. There's little hope looking at characters like older JACK models even though they're technically not in the game or boss characters like True Ogre or Jinpachi who have remained one-and-done characters outside of the Tag Tournament games since their inception (though I would love Ancient Ogre to return, for what it's worth), but I've managed to zero in on five characters I know still have adamant fanbases and who I feel could easily add value to Tekken 7's roster, so let's take a look at who we have.

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It's not as bad as when Leroy first dropped, but Tekken 7 still really needs balance updates according to JDCR

Just a few years back it seemed like virtually every single Tekken 7 major event was won by either EQNX|JDCR or his fellow Korean competitor Saint. The former, a two time EVO champion, recently sat down to talk with Rip on an episode of Level Up Your Game's Winner's Mindset to discuss the current balance of Tekken 7.

Though fans have been thoroughly enjoying the latest entry in Bandai Namco's 3D fighting franchise, balance has been a regularly brought up issue in recent times, especially because of the two most recent DLC characters: Leroy and Fahkumram.

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Fergus releases his final Season 3 tier list for Tekken 7

UYU|Fergus recently released his final Season 3 tier list for Tekken 7. A video was even uploaded to Fergus' YouTube channel on the subject.

Characters are roughly ordered into six different categories. Although placements can be one to two positions off, fighters seen at the left tend to be stronger than those to the right in each group.

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Did you catch all six of the new attacks in the Tekken 7 Season 4 trailer?

Exciting news of a whole new season for Tekken 7 dropped during the Japanese Fighting Game Developers Roundtable as Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada showed off a trailer depicting a ton of new content that's now en route.

In addition to getting a better online experience, (we don't know exactly what's changing, but we did spot a wi-fi indicator in the trailer) a new "Tekken Prowess" ranking system, and a mysterious new character, the trailer promises new attacks for every fighter on the roster. They proceed to show us a few rapid fire glimpses of six of these, all of which King Jae has slowed down and briefly examined in his recent breakdown video.

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You don't need to learn all 100+ moves for your character in Tekken 7 — here's how to get started with just 10 to 15 moves

One of the facets of Tekken 7 that makes it so difficult for newcomers to get into is the fact that each character has a massive list of moves. Some fighters can have upwards of 100 different attacks, and this can be daunting for even veteran fighting gamers to learn.

But what you might not know is that one of Tekken's worst kept secrets is a major key to learning this game. In episode 2 of his Class In Session series, Anakin explains that players only really need to learn about 10 to 15 moves for their favorite character to get the ball rolling.

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The Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable was a big step forward but had problems which could be ironed out in the future

Longtime Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada and Bandai Namco certainly deserve props for organizing an event which saw representatives from Capcom, Arc System Works, Koei Tecmo, Arika and SNK all come together to answer fan questions and reveal what's in store for their games including Street Fighter 5, Samurai Shodown, Soul Calibur 6, Guilty Gear Strive and even Fighting EX Layer.

The Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable brought every single one of the country's big fighting game developers into one digital room publicly which ended up as quite the success story despite some of the glaring flaws present in their initial meeting.

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These six Tekken 7 characters and tips from pro player Anakin will help you break that thick barrier of entry into the game

Tekken 7 is one of the deepest fighting games on the market today. With a long legacy of characters, techniques, and tactics, as well as a 3D space offering a wide range of movement, it can be difficult and overwhelming for newcomers to get into the game or even know where to begin.

One of the world's best Tekken 7 players, Hoa "RB|Anakin" Luu, has started a master class series with the help of Red Bull that aims to help newcomers shatter the thick barrier of entry and dive deep into the world of Tekken. In the first episode of Class In Session, Anakin walks players through all of the basics, as well as provides six characters that are perfect for those just starting out.

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For being one of the absolute most powerful and feared attacks in the entire Street Fighter universe, Raging Demon sure has a spotty track record

While it may not be as iconic as the Hadouken fireball or Shoryuken uppercut, the Shun Goku Satsu (better known as the Raging Demon) is widely seen as the most powerful and most badass move in all of Street Fighter.

The technique calls for the user to deliver themselves wholly over to the killing intent and often comes with the toll of consuming their humanity. Things are even worse for the victim as they're hit with countless deadly strikes all in a single moment that hurt not only their physical body but also assault their very soul with an intensity proportionate to the number of sins they've committed in life.

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Over 50 percent of console fighting game players use Wi-Fi for online matches according to Katsuhiro Harada

As the focus of the fighting game community shifted this year towards almost exclusively online play, the players have pushed more and more the importance of using a wired connection in an age where wireless tends to rule all.

Following the announcement that Tekken 7 would be receiving updated online features soon in Season 4, longtime series director Katsuhiro Harada revealed the majority of fighting game players still primarily use Wi-Fi for matches.

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Tekken 7's Season 4 trailer teased a new character at the end, and a lot of us are pretty sure who it's going to be

Yesterday, we were treated to a long discussion and presentation from representatives of various fighting game developers at the Japan Fighting Game Publishers' Roundtable event — to be more specific, Bandai Namco Games, Capcom, Arc System Works, SNK, Koei Tecmo and Arika. During the presentation, one of the biggest reveals was for Tekken 7, namely the fact that it'll be moving straight on in to its fourth season featuring new moves for the entire cast, netcode improvements (such as the long-requested Wi-Fi filter) and more.

While there wasn't too much said in a concrete manner about what additional content we can expect for this upcoming fourth season, we were treated to a teaser at the end of the trailer. There's no telling just yet how many characters we're getting this time around or when the content will begin trickling in, but at the very least this teaser seemed to suggest we're getting one character and no matter how I look at the brief image Bandai Namco showed us, I can only draw the conclusion of it being one specific character — one which fans constantly begged the developers to bring back they finally did in the non-canon entry Tekken Tag Tournament 2, and since Tekken 7's launch those voices have welled up again asking for their return to the canon game series as well...

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ARCREVO Online revealed along with Tekken and Soul Calibur Online Challenge tournament series

This year pretty much put a full stop to all major fighting game tournaments and forced the closure of regular eSports circuits, but the publishers are pivoting to online as the answer in these times.

Both Bandai Namco and Arc System Works had announcements during the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable by revealing the Tekken and Soul Calibur Online Challenge tournament series along with ARCREVO Online respectively.

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Stellar Tekken mods for Street Fighter 5 make us wish Tekken X Street Fighter was still in active development

Following the turbulent life and ultimate failure of 2012's Street Fighter X Tekken, developers at Bandai Namco decided to put the kibosh on Tekken X Street Fighter while the game was around 30% complete.

We're still coming to terms with the fact that this title may never escape from development purgatory, but were quite happy to come across a handful of images featuring a modded version of Street Fighter 5 that replaces certain characters with fighters from the Tekken universe.

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Season 4 announced for Tekken 7, new moves for all characters and online improvements en route

Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada announced today during the Japanese Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable that Tekken 7 will be receiving a fourth season. This will include new moves for all characters and online play enhancements.

Though further details were sparse, the announcement trailer did feature a distant view of a character at the very end. You can view images from the trailer below.

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Major reveals expected at Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable, check out the live stream here at 5 p.m. PDT

Today is the big day as the fighting game community has been excitedly counting down the hours to the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable which is slated to kick off this evening at 5 p.m. PDT.

Representatives from Capcom, Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, SNK, Arika, and Koei Tecmo will be in attendance to discuss the genre, eSports, and reveal some hot new content.

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Alisa is said to be hard to fight in Tekken 7's meta because she forces opponents to play 'traditional Tekken offense' while she gets to play Tekken 7

While it's true that characters like Akuma, Leroy, and Fahkumram are exceptionally strong in the Tekken 7's current meta, there's something that can be said about Alisa. Landon recently released a video that details why he dislikes Alisa in Tekken 7 and the evidence presented does suggest that she may be a character that's stronger than most people realize.

"Alisa's strongest attribute is that she forces the other player to play 'traditional Tekken' offense instead of a general Tekken 7 offense while Alisa does not have to," stated Landon in his video.

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New Tekken 7 and Soul Calibur 6 announcements confirmed for the Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable

Earlier today, we learned that representatives from Capcom, Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, SNK, Arika, and Koei Tecmo will be partaking in a "Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable" event on Friday/Saturday at 5 p.m. PT (July 31) / 8 p.m. ET (July 31) / 9 a.m. JST (August 1).

Previously, it was confirmed that Guilty Gear Strive would be receiving a new character trailer during the broadcast. Bandai Namco has just revealed that there will be new announcements and information pertaining to Tekken 7 and Soul Calibur 6.

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Capcom, Bandai Namco, SNK, and more fighting game publishers holding roundtable live stream on August 1, Guilty Gear Strive reveal confirmed

Several major fighting game publishers are gathering together this weekend for a roundtable discussion live stream. Representatives from Capcom, Bandai Namco, Arc System Works, SNK, Arika, and Koei Tecmo will sit down together on Friday/Saturday at 5 p.m. PT (July 31) / 8 p.m. ET (July 31) / 9 a.m. JST (August 1) for the “Japan Fighting Game Publishers Roundtable.”

The broadcast will see fighting game producers and directors discussing topics chosen by fans before the live stream — which will be airing on the Tekken, Arc System Works, Capcom, and Dead Or Alive YouTube channels. According to Gematsu, we'll be hearing about things such as the fighting games themselves, eSports, and more.

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