Katsuhiro Harada Talks About Tekken 7’s Tournament Mode

Bandai Namco has released a new video in which Tekken producer and director Katsuhiro Harada talks about the new Tournament Mode in Tekken 7.

In the video, Harada explains the Tekken 7 development team’s decision to introduce the new mode and the vision for it. Here’s part of what Harada had to says:

There are a lot of people who don’t want to play in online matches because they hate losing. But they still have a competitive spirit, don’t they? If they want to play now their only options are ranked matches or pairing off and playing with friends. If they decide that they do want to have a goal in the game then a tournament, playing with people from all over the globe in a while championship for example, would be pretty difficult.

But if they had the chance to play in an 8-person tournament, well then they’d probably be playing all the time, wouldn’t they? If they did that, they could get a taste of coming out in the top spot, plus they could actually get a small reward in the game. They could unlock costumes or something like that. Having a small goal you’re working on each day, learning how to play the game, and not just for ranked matches. This is our concept here for this style of gaming, with this type of mini tournament.

The addition of the Tournament Mode looks like it will not only give players one more way to play the game and test their skills but it also gives them more incentive to play with the addition of rewards from winning the mini-tournaments.

Tekken 7 is scheduled to come out in a few days on June 2, 2017, for the PlayStation 4 and other platforms. View the whole video from Bandai Namco above and watch out for our review, which will be coming out soon.

[Source: Bandai Namco Entertainment Europe (YouTube)]