Tekken 7 update 1.09 is now available to download, and it brings with it support for the Geese Howard DLC pack. The King of Fighter and Fatal Fury star will become playable this week in the popular fighting game. Other new additions include a “rematch feature to player matches” that is available for “sessions with “Max Number of Participants” set to 2,” and “individual character rankings based on win count to the leaderboards.”
View the Tekken 7 update 1.09 patch notes below:
- Added support for DLC [DLC2: Geese Howard Pack].
- Added movies to the gallery.
- Added a rematch feature to player matches. This features is available for sessions with “Max Number of Participants” set to 2.
- Added individual character rankings based on win count to the leaderboards.
- Improved optimization of matchmaking conditions.
- Includes various bug fixes.
Director Katsuhiro Harada recently spoke about the challenges of adapting Geese Howard from 2D to 3D:
“Since he’s from King of Fighters (and also the Fatal Fury series), people that are familiar with those series will be able to dive right in,” explained Harada. “He’s basically a 2D character. As you can see, he’s got all these elements that help him match our game. Some things that might have stood out at first now seem more natural.”
Harada also compared Geese Howard to being similar to Akuma. “One of the things that are the same is that they have that stop/hit effect to the animations that make them look like their 2D counterparts. Same with Akuma, we didn’t receive any animations, we created everything you see from scratch.” Finally, Harada explained that they were initially concerned about Geese playing too similar to Akuma, but it wound up not being that way since Akuma can attack from a distance while Geese requires up-close combat.
Tekken 7 update 1.09 is now available to download on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.