Today, Bandai Namco announced that Tekken 7 will launch on PS4, PC, and Xbox One on June 2, 2017, a slight delay from the previous “early 2017” release window.
As for the final date being later than expected, series’ producer Katsuhiro Harada told the assembled media at a recent press event in Tokyo the following — per GameSpot:
“We were trying our best to get the game out at that time [Early 2017], to get it into the hands of users as early as possible. We saw some titles–some from our own company and some from others–which didn’t have a very good launch because of a lack of content, or whatever it was, that caused players to bash the product.”
That being said, Harada revealed that in order to avoid a similar fate, Bandai Namco decided to push the game a bit further back, and stick to its original content plan.
Hadrada-san continues by stating the decision wasn’t an easy one, and that while this is the first time Bandai Namco have provided an actually release date, the date wasn’t always June. According to the Harada-san, “early” was probably March or April to the average person, and on that note, he wanted to apologize, realizing its June release is “not early.”
As for when Tekken 7 releases, it will be available through a standard copy of the game, as well as via a Collector’s Edition. The Collector’s Edition on PS4 and Xbox One will contain a statue measuring approximately 12” tall by 18” wide that features a dynamic pose with Kazuya fly kicking Heihachi in mid-air, a special Steel Book, and the official Tekken 7 soundtrack.
If you pre-order the title on any of the three platforms, you will get free DLC access to Eliza, the famed vampire character that made her Tekken debut in Tekken Revolution. If you preorder on Xbox One, you will receive an additional bonus in the form of a free copy of Tekken 6 that takes advantage of the backwards compatible capabilities of the Xbox One platform.
Bandai Namco have also revealed that the game will indeed have a season pass that will contain three content packs aimed to extend the Tekken 7 experience; it will include new playable characters, new stages, a new game mode, costume packs, and a bonus 35-piece Metallic Costume Pack. Each of these DLC packs can also be obtained via separate, individual purchases.
Lastly, if you’re on PS4 you will have exclusive content to look forward to. These content will include free legacy costumes from Tekken 4 and Tekken 2 for King, Xiaoyu and Jin as well as a Jukebox Mode where fans can listen to classic Tekken music tracks and even create playlists of Tekken music to listen to while they play.
A new trailer to accompany to the announcement was also released — you can check it out below: