Tekken 7 Begins Location Testing in Japan

arcadehero October 3, 2014 12

Not surprising news on this one since in Japan, companies will regularly use location tests as a way to both market and publicly test their arcade games out. For those that want to get their hands on Tekken 7, they jsut have to show up at one of the facilities that happen to be testing the game out there  until Sunday.

UPDATE: Thanks to The Dude on Twitter, some links of the location test footage uploaded to Youtube:

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The official Tekken website has more details in case you are interested.

That website also has posted the moves list (PDF file)

As for will Tekken 7 show up in the US or Europe? Well it is certainly possible. Most versions of Tekken have been released to arcades although Tekken 6 and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Unlimited were low key releases (TTT2 was only released as a kit and wasn’t even mentioned on the Namco America website). Despite the low key focus on TTT2 I think it is certainly possible, let’s just hope that if it does happen it will be able to get a stronger push when that happens. What do you think?


12 Comments »

  1. London Gamer October 3, 2014 at 1:39 pm - Reply

    For a short period last summer the Namco Station arcade in London had a set of fighting games on trial such as Street Fighter 4 and Tekken 6. Granted, these are not knew it did make me wonder why they don’t just showcase more up to date games like Tekken Tag 2 as it is a Namco branded arcade. Here’s hoping.

  2. Arcades4ever October 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm - Reply

    Surely this time namco aught to do more marketing for a western arcade release. People will still play the arcade even with the console version on the horizon. does the game use new hardware based on the PS4 since that tends to be namco’s practice with games like these.

    • arcadehero October 3, 2014 at 1:47 pm - Reply

      It is certainly possible it is PS4 based but they haven’t mentioned it yet in anything I have seen. I will have to ask at the next tradeshow to see if they know.

      • Seth Eldridge October 3, 2014 at 2:05 pm - Reply

        Considering it’s using unreal engine 4, which the ps3 doesn’t support, I’d say there’s a 99% chance it’s ps4 based

        • arcadehero October 4, 2014 at 4:11 pm -

          Not to forget that they have been favoring PC hardware a lot lately so there is a remote chance it could just use PC hardware, also considering the PS4 is more of a mid-range PC than any other PS hardware was. Although Tekken has tended to stick with PlayStation architecture to make the porting easy.

    • London Gamer October 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      Agreed. I still come across plenty of people playing Street Fighter 4/Arcade Edition and Tekken 6/BR in places like Game One and Las Vegas arcades in central London so why not arcade versions of the latest Tekken? A console release does not stop traffic at the arcade, if anything, the players just turn up that bit more clued up on gameplay mechanics.

  3. kevin williams October 4, 2014 at 3:17 am - Reply

    Bandai Namco Games amusement division in the West has serious issues about releasing fighters into the mainstream amusement trade. I have interviewed their heads and they are in a difficult place.

  4. London Gamer October 4, 2014 at 7:46 am - Reply

    In the 1990s the latest test versions of games like Tekken 2 and 3 and Soul Calibur used to show up at the Namco Wonderpark. The Tekken games then showed up on Playstation but as far as I remember the games still got plenty of play in arcades.

    One of reasons that I come across now for Namco et al not bringing the games to the west is costs and that the hardware has an Internet link. However, Tekken 6 proved popular when released here in London complete with player data cards. It would be nice just to see even a limited number games like Tekken 7 get released in Namcos own branded arcades like the large centre in County Hall, London.

  5. Phil "iTossWomenSalads" Arrington III October 7, 2014 at 10:41 am - Reply

    Let’s talk about “Supers” in T7 already.

    Also, I honestly do not see this getting push in the U.S. unless its a limited release or a “Round 1 exclusive” which in my view is not a bad thing. Save money in the long run and might gain some hype for them to expand.

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