Tekken 7: Fated Retribution console release date coming next week

Tekken 7 saw its initial Japanese arcade release back in March of 2015. Since then, the game has seen a large-scale update in Fated Retribution.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting information on the game's console release, and based on a recent tweet from Tekken Game Designer Michael Murray, the wait shouldn't be much longer.

One Twitter follower asked Murray when the release date will be unveiled, to which he replied "next week".

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Kumite in Tennessee 2017 results ft SonicFox, K-Brad, Dragon, Smug

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, Kumite in Tennessee is taking place in... Well, in Tennessee.

This tournament is going to feature high level action for many games, including Mortal Kombat XL, Street Fighter 5, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Killer Instinct (for which the event is also a World Cup qualifier), Dead or Alive 5: Last Round, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Pokkén Tournament, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and King of Fighters 14.

Notable players expected to attend include FOX|SonicFox, PxP|A Foxy Grampa, EG|K-Brad, cR|Dragon, ANBU|Punk, Michaelangelo, Cloud805, PIE|Smug, Noble|iLuusions, ForeverKing, cR|WoundCowboy, Wolfkrone, cR|Biohazard, Ranmasama, Shujinkydink, Noble|Raptor, BeyondToxin, BxA|Squall, Danke, TFA|OMGItzAndre and many, many more.

Streaming is being done at PandaxGaming, Tourney Locator, Funky P, Level482Gaming and Six Forty Five.

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Only two votes for Roger?! Come on... Here's who our readers feel is still missing from Tekken 7: Fated Retribution

Updated: And the results are in! To see how the EventHubs readers voted, be sure to hit the jump.

Earlier: Tekken 7: Fated Retribution has been continuously adding fan favorites prior to launch, and Harada stepped up yesterday after the King of Iron Fist Tournament NA Finals to confirm that there are more characters to come before the game launches.

Even though the roster in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is quite large as it is currently, there are still a few fan favorites missing.

And therein lies the question we ask you - who are you hoping to see make their return before the game's launch?

You can find the poll below.

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New to Tekken? Fergus' comprehensive guide helps you find which character suits you best and how the game works in time for Tekken 7's home release

One of Ireland's premier fighting game players, Fergus, has decided to make things a bit easier for any player who would like to try their hand at Tekken 7: Fated Retribution when it finally releases for home use during the first half of 2017.

What he's done to accomplish this goal is put a ton of time into a very comprehensive text guide that explains how Tekken works for people who aren't familiar, as well as giving a rundown for each character, explaining clearly their level of difficulty, what they excel at, and what they struggle with. You can see examples of his character guides here.

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If you happen to be one of the many people itching to try out the new Tekken, this guide is definitely worth looking through first to help you get a proper handle of the game.

We've embedded Fergus' original tweet below, which links directly to the guide.

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Giant shark head, bikini tops and is that an I-NO costume? 'Kiwami' Campaign adds new clothing customizations for every character

For the creatively inspired out there, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is a fighting game for you.

Not only are there alternate costumes for the game's characters, but players are able to outfit their favorite fighters with interchangeable accessories. A ton of new clothing content has been revealed for T7 in the new "Kiwami" (Ultimate) campaign.

Give the gallery below a peek to see inside the crazy imaginations of the game's developers.

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More images of Kuma, Panda and new Online Tournament Mode in Tekken 7

Only recently were both Kuma and Panda revealed for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, and we found at the same time that the game will feature an Online Tournament Mode.

We've discovered a gallery of new images for Kuma and Panda along with some new screen shots and text for Online Tournament Mode on Famitsu and the official Tekken Japan website.

Here's what we were able to translate from the Japanese text:

"The "online tournament" that you can play with up to 8 people also supports double elimination. While waiting for the tournament, watching can be done while chatting other player's battle."

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Knee and Kari's Tekken 7 tier lists are noticeably different, both have contrasting opinions on Akuma, Law and a few others

EVO 2016 Tekken 7 second place finisher, Knee, and top Japanese Yoshimitsu player Kari have both come forward with a tier list for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution.

The surprising part? These two lists don't look very similar at all. They agree that Xiaoyu belongs in the top three and match up on some characters in the middle lump, but where Kari feels Akuma is A+ tier, Knee feels he is one of the two worst fighters in the game.

Where Knee feels Law is amongst the game's strongest, Kari places him in the third tier of fighters. Take a look at both tier lists and let us know who you agree with more and why in the comments

A showdown between Japan's and Korea's best Alisa players and a showdown between 2015 and 2016 EVO champs - King of the Iron Fist highlights

The King of the Iron Fist Tournament has now ended and we have a few highlights to show off.

The first highlight involves Korea's best Alisa and Japan's best Alisa having a showdown.


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Next, we had a showdown between EVO 2015 and EVO 2016 winners for Tekken 7.

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Kuma and Panda unveiled for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, online tournament mode to be included in console release

The King of Iron Fist 2016 Grand Finals took place tonight in Tokyo, Japan, and after the tournament ended, series producer Katsuhiro Harada had a special surprise for attendees and stream viewers.

After an action-filled day, Harada graced us with a trailer showcasing returning characters Kuma and Panda. It was also noted by Harada that the two characters are now fully separate from eachother, with distinctive movesets, which he highlighted by pointing out that their Rage Arts are completely different.

It was also said that the console release of the game will have a new mode called online tournament where people can play out tournament brackets with eachother online, with single-elimination and double-elimination settings both included. You can see some images of the new characters and this new mode here.

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The King of Iron Fist Tournament Grand Finals results ft. Saint, Knee, Nobi, Chanel

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

The King of Iron Fist Tournament Grand Finals are taking place today, with 32 players participating. These 32 players are divvied up into 8 round robin pools, from which the top two players of each pool will advance into a double elimination 16-person bracket.

Players attending include Saint, Knee, Nobi, Take, Circa|Anakin, Chanel, ITS|Princess Ling, Mr. Naps and many more.

Streaming is being done at Tekken.

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King of Fighters characters, Street Fighters old and new and even some love for Tekken; Yoshihara's sketch art is back by popular demand

Due to the warm reception of our previous Yoshihara galleries, we've rounded up one more armful from this very talented artist to share with you today.

One of these sketches tells a bit of a story as we see a jealous Guy looking over at Ryu and Sakura, but the rest are busts of various characters from various fighting game franchises. Take a gander through and let us know which are your favorites.

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New Tekken 7 trailer: Your Story, Your Fight

Bandai Namco recently released a new trailer for Tekken 7 titled Your Story, Your Fight.

"Are you ready to tell your story? All fights are personal," says the official text associated with the video.

Tekken 7 will be released in early 2017 on the PS4, XB1 and PC. Check out the screen grabs and the official trailer below.

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'Akuma is actually part of the story and the game--not just the backstory' - Harada talks Akuma in Tekken 7's Story Mode

While Tekken 7 has technically been around for about a year and a half, fans of the series are still waiting for early next year to come so they can get their hands on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC versions.

We've watched this game develop over the last year with new characters trickling in, and occasional hands-on experiences at various fighting game major events.

The most shocking reveal for T7 thus far has to be the inclusion of Street Fighter mainstay: Akuma. The demonic fighter has an air of charisma about him in just about every game he ventures to, which are many, and will be much more than a guest in the latest Tekken.

Gamespot sat down with Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada to get a few more details on the game and its shocking guest character.

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The producer of Tekken wants to make his own Samurai Shodown game: SNK, please let Katsuhiro Harada bring it back!

Back in April, TecMundo Games caught up with Tekken Producer Katsuhiro Harada and Game Designer Michael Murray to discuss the game's latest installment, Fated Retribution. For fun, their editor Guilherme Sarda asked both Bandai Namco representatives which fighting game not made by their company is their favorite.

Hardada noted that his favorite fighter is actually SNK's title, Samurai Shodown, while Murray chose Garou: Mark of Wolves.

Because of Harada's answer nearly seven months ago, Sarda decided to revisit the topic with Harada at the King of the Iron Fist tournament earlier this week.

Harada was asked if there is any chance that Bandai Namco would be willing to do some sort of crossover with SNK to feature Samurai Shodown characters in one of their games, much like we've seen with Capcom's Akuma in Tekken 7 most recently.

It looks like Harada's idea for Samurai Shodown extends beyond a simple collaboration.

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The King of Iron Fist Tournament NA Championships results ft. Anakin, Princess Ling, KoDee, Geesemaster

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

During the year, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution has been featured at many events where players have been able to qualify for this - "The King of Iron Fist Tournament", North American championships, which are taking place today in San Francisco, California.

20 players will compete at this one-day event, first being divvied up in 4 different 5-man round robin groups, from which the top 2 players from each group advance into a top 8 championship bracket.

Players partaking in this are Circa|Anakin, ITS|Princess Ling, BxA|KoDee, Geesemaster, ITS|WayGamble, ITS|Jackie Tran, Circa|Speedkicks, Myk, JustFrameJames, Rip, Mr. Naps, Rickstah, Mateo, GTG|TekkenTim, CKT|ProjectRunaway, ITS|Spero Gin, Kane, ZTS, Renzo and Brawlpro.

Streaming is being done via Tekken.

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