Tekken 7 Keys Stolen in Car Break-in, Game Could Skip Upcoming Events in the US

on April 28, 2015 4:32 PM

Madcatz has been bringing Tekken 7 to various events across the US, and yesterday the Community & Sponsorship Manager Mark Julio was in Seattle for the Northwwest Majors in Des Moines, but unfortunately something unexpected happened.

As mentioned by Julio himself on Twitter, his car was broken in, and alongside personal belongings and work-related items, the keys to Tekken 7 key was stolen.

Julio also mentioned that some of the stolen items were showing up on Craiglist. He then sent an apology tweet to Game Director Katsuhiro Harada, explaining that the arcade boards are safe, and requesting new keys.

Unfortunately, he also mentioned that the game could skip upcoming events in the US, apolgizing in advance to the fans.

Harada-san, after responding that he was holding an emergency meeting, mentioned that new keys wouldn’t work with the existing board, and they need to be replaced. With the usual Japanese-like pragmatism, he also gave priority to Julio’s safety.

According to the tweets, the Seattle Police Department is on the case, and we’ll let you know if there is any further update. For now, if you’re planning to attend an event and the game does not show, this unfortunate event is the reason.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.