The latest trailer for Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is making its rounds on the Internet, revealing a few sneak peeks on what to expect from Namco's fighting game franchise.
The game itself is still in its beta stage of development, but as it nears completion, more and more leaks of the game are coming out. From the YouTube channel, tekkenchannel, the latest snippets we see of the game shows two new characters in action and an update to the Rage system.
Street Fighter's Akuma makes a comeback to the franchise. However, instead of as a guest character, Akuma will crossover to be a part of the Tekken family of fighters. In addition, series veteran Nina Williams will also be making a comeback as she rounds out the Tekken 7 cast.
Akuma is a special treat as he's likely to be the only guest character transitioning over to Tekken 7: Fated Retribution. The game's producer, Katsuhiro Harada, has pointed out before that he's generally been against guest characters because they're not originally from the Tekken world and thus throw off the game's settings. Akuma, he says, fits Tekken 7's storyline well and doesn't become some "cheesy gimmick."
In Tekken 7: Fated Retribution, it appears that Akuma does retain all of his trademark moves from Street Fighter while also bringing along with his EX Gauge. The rest of the Tekken roster won't find it too hard however to dodge Akuma's fireballs since they can be sidestepped or overpowered by other character's signature moves.
But along with showing off the two characters above, Namco also updated the game's Rage Attack and Rage Arts systems. If, for example, Akuma's health bar becomes critical, he'll have access to both Rage Arts and Rage Attacks that'll will amplify his moves.
The release of the arcade version of the Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is slated for next week where location tests are expected to roll out in Tokyo, Osaka, and Fukuoka. Afterwards, a PlayStation 4 launch of the game should be coming later during the year. As an additional treat, we're also expecting extra goodies just for the console version (such as PlayStation VR support) but we'll have to wait on more leaks on that to find out for sure in the future.