An announcement unveiling Tekken 7 took place in Las Vegas during the Evolution Championship Series. Tekken 7 will use Epic’s Unreal Engine 4.
“The power and flexibility means that we can focus our efforts on making Tekken 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken series executive producer/game director at Bandai Namco, in a prepared statement. “With Unreal Engine 4, we could rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platform and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to immediately bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.”
Tekken 7 is the first release in over five years for the Tekken series and although no release date was announced yet, people are expecting the game to the come to Xbox One, PS4, and PC.
“The Tekken franchise is beloved and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with the talented team at Bandai Namco,” Taka Kawasaki, studio head at Epic Games Japan, said in a prepared statement. “This marriage is perfect — the most powerful engine in gaming along with one of the most enduring brands in fighting games. We have no doubt that these forces coming together will yield fantastic results.”
More information about the game’s will be featured at Comic Con in San Diego July 15. Several are already looking forward to the revival of this arcade classic.