Games come with a choice, what platform do you get them on? With big releases coming out on several platforms at once, and some containing “exclusive” content, you are often required to choose the platform you see as the best for the game. With the revelation that Mortal Kombat XL won’t be coming to PC, the PC lacks a fighting game series with a history. Something Bandai Namco could solve with the rumours that Tekken 7 could be coming to PC.
All the way back in December, Katsuhiro Harada hinted at the possibility of a PC release for the Unreal Engine 4 game. Originally built for PC the Unreal engine has powered games over the years, from the Gears of War series to Batman Arkham City, meaning that a PC release for any games built using it should be easier than porting across a game that was specifically designed for consoles.
The latest fuel on the fire is a survey, that you can currently find here, that asks you quite simply do you want to see Tekken 7 on PC. We don’t know if there is a threshold that must be reached before Bandai Namco consider releasing Tekken 7 on PC but quite a few people will be interested in the concept. If you are one of them then sign away and hopefully we can make this happen.
The Tekken franchise is renowned for stylish signature moves and memorable characters. Ideally, these moves are best kept in video game form, as they are frightfully difficult to replicate and potentially dangerous. Despite this, a stuntman called Eric Jacobus decided to tackle the challenge head-on and released a series of videos.
Jacobus’ moves are filmed with an overlay to contrast his performance with the original game. Additionally, the impact of each strike is shown via intense post-processing effects. These are taken from the Tekken games and adds a degree of flair to his video series. Admittedly, I’m not the most knowledgeable person about Tekken, but the games are thoroughly enjoyable. Saying that, I do prefer the early PlayStation One titles.
The Real Life Tekken series is a fascinating watch, and I was in awe of Jacobus’ skills. Furthermore, it showcases the abilities of leading Tekken characters and enhances your appreciation for each strike. Clearly, this isn’t recommend unless you have martial arts experience and perfect balance. Although, it’s a unique fitness regime which incorporates gaming quite nicely.
As a stuntman, Jacobus is highly trained and published a whole host of jaw-dropping videos. While I’m tempted to give these moves a try, it’s probably safer to leave it to the professionals.
Oculus Rift is already a big thing, there are loads of developers around the world already creating some truly breathtaking experiences for the hardware. Now Sony are entering the playing field with their Project Morpheus VR headset and early demos are starting to roll in, but the latest one from the team that brought us the Tekken series is a little…. strange.
While my first thought was first person fighting game, that really isn’t the case here. Summer Lesson puts you in a typical Japanese schoolgirl’s room, and from what we can tell, your only objective so far is to hang out. All innocent enough, but I can see how this could seem a little creepy to some (myself included).
The game will be on demo for people to try out at TGS 2014, so we’re expecting some interesting feedback from that, but for now I suspect this won’t see a launch in European or American markets and on the other hand I’m not sure if it’s even going to launch at all, perhaps this is just a demo to show off the interactivity of the device.
Check out the video below to see what it is all about, skip to 56 minutes if it doesn’t do so automatically.
A leaked IGN new video made its way online this week when it was published by AOL.com ahead of the official announcement, revealing that it was powered by Unreal Engine 4. Now it looks like the leak was legit after the game was officially revealed at the Evo 2014 Fighting Game Tournament in Las Vegas on Sunday evening.
The game still focuses around the Mashima family, in keeping with the original time lines and back stories for the multitude of characters old and new battling through the King of the Iron Fist Tournament.
The new trailer suggests that this could be the final confrontation for the Mashimas, given that it ends with the words “Final Battle”, but that remains to be seen.
“With Unreal Engine 4, we could rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platform and go beyond it,” said Harada. “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 Tekken franchise has dropped out of favour in recent years, with some of the newer games being fairly sub-par in my opinion, especially when compared to rival offerings from Soul Calibur, Mortal Kombat and Injustice, so it’ll be great to see if they can return to form with Tekken 7.