'A fighting game is 1 on 1, and I think that draws out the player’s personality and because of that it’s fun to watch' - Harada interviews with VG24/7

Tekken 7 director Katsuhiro Harada sat for an interview with VG24/7 after their recent showing at Gamescom, and this time around he had some quite interesting things to share about some of his ambitions with the upcoming title.

Over the years, the fighting game community has experienced quite a bit of growth. With that, discussions about "going eSports" has also been on the rise. When it comes to Tekken 7, Harada wants to make sure that fighting game fans and eSports fans alike can enjoy the upcoming title.

"Fighting games have always had their own events and tournaments that they organise themselves. It’s a natural progression for us,” Harada says, before going on to state that the way people enjoy fighting games probably hasn't changed that much over time.

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Maywolf's cosplay makes an electrifying impression: Check out her Chun-Li, Anna Williams, and tribute to Batman vs. Superman

It's always a pleasure to passionate fans show love to not only their favorite characters, but also their craft. Putting together a great cosplay costume is no easy task, but there are experts out there who are easily able to wow us every time.

Many of the costumes that Maywolf has put together bring some of our favorite fighting game characters to life. This time around we've got her take on Chun-Li, Anna Williams, and the classic clash between Batman and Superman.

Below are a few of her photos to get you started. Be sure to hit the jump to catch the rest.

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We don't take comments at face value says Harada - most of the times what fans say isn't exactly what they want

Never one to shy away from expressing his opinion, Bandai Namco's Katsuhiro Harada recently spoke about how the Tekken team has been handling feedback they receive from the community.

“We don't even take the comments at face value," Harada recently told VG247, about feedback they receive on social media.

"Most of the time somebody's saying something, but the truth is that what they're saying isn't exactly what they want," he said. "We have to look and say – what is the underlying cause that’s led to them saying that particular thing?

"We have to think about what their underlying motives are, because if we just give fans what they ask for, they’re still not going to be happy," he concluded with a laugh. "What is the underlying reason for these people saying what they’re saying? If we can get to that, we can properly solve their problems,” noted Harada.

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'Since the voices are becoming larger, it is something that we want to think about seriously,' - Harada talks expanding Tekken 7 with DLC and more

Back at Gamescom, the folks over at Gamereactor had a chance to catch up with Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada to talk about some details on the upcoming Fated Retribution title.

So far, paid DLC has been something that Harada stayed away from; he believes fighters are best made as a package, reserving things like new gameplay mechanics for a new project, rather than adding more to a finished product.

It would seem though that fan demand could be a big enough factor to change that with Tekken 7. "Recently with the digital purchases and such a lot of people, the players especially, are saying that they dont mind paying, that they still want to see some new content after release." Harada says.

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OzHadou Nationals 14 results ft. Daigo, GamerBee, HumanBomb, Itabashi Zangief

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

One of Asia/Oceania's Capcom Pro Tour Ranking events, OzHadou Nationals 14, is taking place this weekend in Sydney, Australia.

While the main focus is on Street Fighter 5, the tournament will also feature high-level play for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Super Smash Bros. Melee, Mortal Kombat XL, Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Street Fighter 2: Turbo, King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match and King of Fighters 98.

Players expected to attend include BST|Daigo, ZW|GamerBee, HuomaoTV|HumanBomb, DNG|Itabashi Zangief, EG|K-Brad, PandaTV|Dark Jiewa, BurnoutFighter, Somniac, DS|Falco and many more.

Streaming is being handled by OzHadou, Sydney Smash, Sydney Smash 2, Yiggs AU, Gilbagz, MegaDarve and Gamrah.

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Tekken 7 to receive console and PC release in February of 2017? Let's celebrate with some beautiful 4k PC gameplay

While there have been no official announcements yet, our friends over at Avoiding The Puddle have an inside source that says "the console/PC versions of Tekken 7 will be releasing on the last week of February next year."

While we knew T7 would be dropping next year, but a release as early as February is certainly good news for fans. We've also gotten hold of some beautiful PC footage showcasing a handful of the game's characters.

Check out Heihachi performing one of the most painful groin shots we've ever seen:

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Tekken 7 suddenly cancelled Summer Jam X due to 'logistical/shipping issues'

The Tekken community has been excitedly looking forward to Summer Jam X as Bandai promised another exciting look at Tekken 7 in North America. Unfortunately, this will no longer be the case.

Earlier today the Tekken 7 Twitter announced that the issues outside of their control have made it impossible to get T7 to Summer Jam this year:

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As noted in the tweets, if you'd like to see Tekken 7 action you can tune in to the Wizard World Gaming stream.

Five eSports practices the fighting game community should take from Dota 2

Yahoo eSports' Michael "Bizarro Mike" Martin wrote a very interesting and very relevant article yesterday titled "Five things the FGC can learn from Dota 2's The International."

Looking at the overall success of events like EVO, Mortal Kombat's ESL majors and the Capcom Pro Tour circuit, there's no denying that the fighting game community is off to a decent start when it comes to eSports, but we have a ways to go before we start garnering attention that other, more established genres like MOBAs do.

In his piece Martin identifies five specific processes that The International, an event that boasted more than a $20 million prize pool, practices that could really help the FGC grow.

While it's not quite apples to apples, these lessons are worth some discussion at the very least, and may propel the FGC to incredible new heights at the very best.

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Inspiration and central focus of the Fated Retribution story, how Akuma came to be a part of it and more; check out the Tekken 7 Gamescom showcase

Director Katsuhiro Harada and Designer Michael Murray were front and center to show off Tekken 7 at Gamescom, and during the showcase, they offer some interesting details on the development of the game.

Being a guest character to the Tekken franchise, Akuma's been getting quite a bit of attention since his reveal. When asked about how the crossover came to be, Harada shared some details about the origins of the crossover.

"The discussion to have Akuma cross over to Tekken actually started about 7 years ago. When it comes to why Akuma was the best choice from the roster, Harada had this to say: "The dark aspect of Heihachi, Kazuya and those guys personified Tekken from the user standpoint, and when we thought about who would be a good fit from Street Fighter, Akuma was an obvious choice," says Harada.

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Kid Kazuya to be playable in Tekken 7's story mode alongside young Heihachi, new stage revealed, Claudio's story purpose also indicated

A lot of new Tekken 7: Fated Retribution information has come from Gamescom, and when Namco-Bandai shared more details on the game's story mode (that will reportedly several hours long, by the way), they also bundled in a bunch of screenshots which showed, among other things, young Heihachi and Kazuya as a kid, both of which will be fully playable.

Whether kid Kazuya will serve as his own character outside of story mode remains to be seen, but for now, you can get a look at him in these images.

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Continue below for a story synopsis directly from Namco-Bandai, images and information regarding Claudio, as well as a few more pictures of the recently unveiled Lee Chaolan.

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Lee Chaolan returns in Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, also dons his Violet persona as an alternate costume

Although Tekken 7: Fated Retribution has quite the sizable roster already, there are a few fan favorites that have yet to return to the roster.

One among them, the series veteran Lee Chaolan, has just been confirmed to return. You can check out a bunch of screenshots of him in action, also sometimes as his alter-ego Violet, here.

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Check out the full trailer below.

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Could Xbox One, PS4, and PC cross-play for Tekken 7 be on the table? Looks like it's up to Sony at this point

Cross platform online play is something that's becoming more and more important to gamers as time passes. As far as fighting games go, we've got Street Fighter and Killer Instinct supporting cross platform play with their console versions.

The upcoming Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is slated for release on XBox One, PS4, and PC. At this time, cross platform play is under consideration for the title, but has yet to be confirmed.

Recently, a Twitter user sent a message to Tekken designer Michael Murray hoping to hear more on the subject, and he had this to say on the matter:

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VSFighting 2016 results ft. Luffy, Problem X, K-Brad, CCL

Update: This story has been updated with final results.

This weekend, the UK has a Capcom Pro Tour ranking event going on in Birmingham, namely VSFighting 2016.

There's more than just Street Fighter 5 on the menu, though. You can also expect to see tournament play in Mortal Kombat XL, Killer Instinct, Guilty Gear Xrd Revelator, Super Smash Bros. Wii U and Tekken Tag Tournament 2.

Players expected to attend include, but are not limited to, RB|Luffy, PxP|Problem X, EG|K-Brad, AWS|CCL, RSD|MBR, FA|Ryan Hart, EVB|Chris Tatarian, PRLS|Packz, Rize|Cobelcog, Brenttiscool, Rize|Brian, UM|ImStillDaDaddy, PRLS|Afii and RSD|Momi.

Check out the action in full right below.

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Kazuya lets the devil loose, Paul's Phoenix Smasher hits harder than ever and more; Tekken 7's Rage Drives are looking quite interesting

Fated Retribution brings quite a few updates to the vanilla version of Tekken 7, Rage Drives being one of them.

Rage Drives were added to the game as an alternative to the Rage Arts already present in the game. Instead of being a single move that deals an incredible amount of damage, Rage Drives are moves that present the user with more options to start or extend combos.

Some characters have access to more than one Rage Drive, where others have different properties depending on how you use them. Kazyua for example can choose to use his to extend juggle combos, or use a slight variation on the move to transform into his Devil form for the remainder of the match.

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Double slowdown finishes, Poongko's Akuma comebacks and impeccably timed backsteps - Tekken 7: Fated Retribution EVO 2016 highlights

Tekken 7: Fated Retribution had a great showing at EVO 2016, even though the game hasn't been released outside of arcades yet.

Despite limited time with the title, many amazing competitors showed up, and it made for some crazy hype highlights, to be sure.

Here, you'll find a total heartstopper round finisher, with a double slowdown, as well as an unbelievable Poongko comeback.

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To check out the full video of highlights, continue below.

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