Tekken 7 has been announced and it’s using the Unreal Engine 4

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Bandai Namco have teased the newest game in the Tekken series during an eSports tournament in Las Vegas.

During the Evolution Championship, a fighting game tournament held in Las Vegas this weekend, Bandai Namco announced Tekken 7. The teaser trailer doesn’t give too much away as more is due to be revealed at San Diego Comic Con on 25th July.

The game will be developed using the Unreal Engine 4, and speaking of the advantages the engine brings Executive Producer/Game Director Katsuhiro Harada said, “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. 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.”

The Unreal Engine is developed by Epic Games, creators of Gears of War, and is used by many other developers for their games too. When speaking of Tekken 7 using the engine, Studio Head at Epic Games Japan, Taka Kawasaki has said, “the Tekken franchise is beloved and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with the talented team at BANDAI NAMCO. 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.”

I haven’t really played Tekken game since Tekken Tag, but it was always my favourite fighting game series, mainly because of Hwoarang and his fluid-looking combos. Take a look at the teaser trailer below and let us know what you think.

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