Tekken 7 Adding Kuma and Panda Alongside New Online Tournament Mode for Consoles

During the Tekken 7 King of the Iron Fist Tournament, Bandai Namco announced the addition of Kuma and Panda to the game’s roster, a trailer for which you can watch above. In a press release, the developer wrote:

As Heihachi Mishima’s pet, Kuma joins his master into the Tekken Force. He proves his unfailing loyalty by trying to protect the Mishima Zaibatsu while he was believing his master was dead. Defeated by Jin Kazama, he finally found Heihachi again and became one of the most essential member of the Tekken Force.

Panda is Ling Xiaoyu’s pet and bodyguard. After the disappearance of Jin Kazama, Xiaoyu set out to find him, totally ignoring the dangers it involved. Worrying for his master as she never returned from her journey, Panda ran after her to bring her to her senses.

In addition to this, producer and director Katsuhiro Harada has announced that the console version of Tekken 7 will come with a new Online Tournament mode that will allow us to create our own tournaments, which we can enjoy with up to seven other players.

The new Online Tournament Mode will allow players to participate and create their own online tournaments they will enjoy with 7 other participants. Among the many features implemented in this new mode, players will find single and double elimination options, secured entrance for tournament with passwords as well as a Spectator Mode. As the outcome of the tournament, contestants will win in-game content such as fight money and various items. 

Already out at Arcade, Tekken 7 will release for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC in early 2017. We’ll update our readers when an exact release date is announced.