Namco Bandai has released the official press release which states it officially “acknowledges” the development of the next chapter in the fighting game franchise. It also adds that more details will be revealed this year’s Sand Diego Comic Con at the Namco Bandai Fighting Game panel.
Namco has thankfully also included the official teaser in a better resolution, which we’ve updated with above.
As expected, Harada announced Tekken 7 at EVO and even unveiled a trailer for it, which you can watch right now. We’ll keep you posted if and when Namco Bandai releases more info about it.
It seems Tekken 7’s upcoming announcement has been leaked ahead of time. Originally leaked by an IGN news video (published by AOL and has since been pulled), it’s set for only now-gen consoles (PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) and will be powered via Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
Tekken series producer Katsuhiro Harada states in the video that, “With Unreal Engine 4, we can rapidly achieve the visual quality expected on next-gen platforms and go beyond it,” and adds, “Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to easily bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.”
The official announcement is said to happen later tonight (8:30 p.m. ET) during the Ultra Street Fighter IV EVO 2014 finals. We’ll keep you apprised if and when Namco lifts the lid officially.