Bandai Namco on Tekken 7: Fans “Want a Full Fleshed Out Single Player Experience;” New Fighters Coming

on July 28, 2016 2:44 PM

There has been a lot of discussion on whether a single player story is important in a fighting game, and Bandai Namco Games America Brand Manager Mark Religioso told DualShockers during an event in New York that the single player story is definitely a focal point for the upcoming console version of Tekken 7.

What we’re kinda seeing now with the trends in fighting games, is that fans want more than the core fighting experience, they also want a full fleshed-out single player experience, which is why we’re pursuing story mode so hard in this game.

We’re really integrating it in a special way where it goes from in-game cinematics to actual gameplay with a lot of dialogue between characters, so you can really experience and feel that story.

Incidentally, Religioso also teased that the character roster we have so far is not final, and they’ll have “more competitors entering the ring soon.”

 /  Executive News Editor
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