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'Tekken 7' Release Date, Characters: Coming to U.S. for Arcade Test This July, Locations Confirmed

( [email protected] ) Jul 09, 2015 11:12 AM EDT
True to its promise to make a major announcement on July 7, Japanese game publisher and developer Bandai Namco on Tuesday that the much-awaited Tekken 7 will be coming on U.S. shores this month on selected arcade testing locations.
Tekken 7 Bandai Namco

True to its promise to make a major announcement on July 7, Japanese game publisher and developer Bandai Namco on Tuesday that the much-awaited Tekken 7 will be coming on U.S. shores this month on selected arcade testing locations.

Bandai Namco announced on Tekken's official Facebook page that loyal Tekken fans can head to select Round One malls and Dave & Buster's outlets to play the game. Here is the complete list of the locations:

Dave and Buster's New York

234 W. 42nd St., 3rd Floor

New York, NY 10036

Dave and Buster's Dallas

9450 North Central Expressway

Dallas, TX 75231

Dave and Buster's Milpitas

940 Great Mall Dr.

Milpitas, CA 95035

Round One Puente Hills Mall

1600 S.Azusa Ave, Suite 285

City of Industry, CA 91748

Round One South Center Mall

2351 South Center Mall

Tukwila, WA 98188

Round One Stratford Mall

152 Stratford Square

Bloomingdale, IL 60191

The fighting game was first released in arcade version in Japan early this year. This will be the first time the next installment of the immensely popular and long-running fighting will be played outside the country and give players in other parts of the world a chance to get their hands on the new title.

In late June Bandai Namco Entertainment Inc., teased on its official Twitter account about a major announcement on July 7 regarding Tekken 7 that sent fans of the blockbuster video game on frenzy mode.

Bandai Namco's message was written in Japanese, but its translation in English reads, "On Tuesday, July 7, 2015, there will be a major announcement from the Tekken project, which recently celebrated its 20th anniversary. Please look forward to it. #Tekken7," the tweet reads.

Bandai Namco's July 7 announcement will not solely focus on Tekken 7 but will also discuss the 20th anniversary of the hugely popular Tekken series, said Attack of the Fanboy. Fans of the Tekken franchise are hungry for any update on the next installment as Bandai practically skipped the recently concluded E3 2015 Convention.

Attack of the Fanboy also reported the announcement by TEKKEN 7 director Katsuhiro Harada about an official TEKKEN 7 tournament to be held this year in Japan. The winner of the King of Iron Fist Tournament will earn around $82,000 in cash prize. The official Tekken web site provides more information about the tournament.

VC Post said the number of Tekken characters has risen to 50 so far.

The List of fighters who made their playable debut in Tekken 7 are:

Josie Rizal

Kazumi Mishima

Katarina Alves

Lucky Chloe

Claudio Serafino

Gigas

Shaheen

Devil Kazumi

Blog:Lucky Chloe

The complete list of characters in the upcoming Tekken 7 are:

Alisa

Asuka

Bryan

Claudioa

Devil Jinb

Dragunov

Feng

Gigasa

Heihachi (Stage 4 Sub Boss)

Hwoarang

Jack-7

Jinb (Secret Stage 4 Sub Boss)

Josie

Katarinaa

Kazumi/Devil Kazumia c (Final Boss)

Kazuya/Devil

King

Lars

Law

Leo

Lili

Lucky Chloea

Paul

Shaheena

Steve

Xiaoyu

Yoshimitsu