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What will be announced about Tekken 7 at E3 on June 16th?

The Electronics Entertainment Expo (E3) takes place June 14th-16th and is the place where some of the biggest announcements in the world of electronics and digital technology are made. Tekken developers Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray are sure to be present, because according to the schedule listed on the IGN/E3 portal website, Tekken 7 is scheduled to make a presentation on June 16th at 2:40pm PDT.

As you could imagine, the thing most people hope is announced above all else is a console release date. Initially we doubted that this was likely, because Tekken 7: Fated Retribution will still not be in arcades in Japan yet, and it would undermine their arcade customer-base. But, it doesn’t necessarily have to, as long as the release date is much later. This shouldn’t affect arcades in any way.

What could the Tekken team possibly present? We already know that Akuma is in the game. We know that more characters are coming, along with more stages (which means more unheard music from the final soundtrack).

E3 is where you must wow people. It’s one of the biggest stages, and you never pass up an opportunity to captivate people in that moment. Quite honestly, the announcement of an old character returning wouldn’t excite us. It would have to be a new character. What if another Street Fighter character was announced? Well, Blanka hasn’t shown up in Street Fighter V yet. Just saying. If someone along those lines were announced, that may hold people over somewhat until a release date is announced. It would have to be something of that magnitude. Otherwise, we can see people not really caring what is said.

Take a look at this recap from Rip at last years E3. He was right. 2016 would be the earliest in which Tekken 7 would release.

The last time Bandai Namco presented at E3 before a major Tekken release was in 2012 for Tekken Tag Tournament 2. They showed the trailer below, which revealed a Snoop Dogg stage and song. And they also brought Snoop on stage to talk about his involvement with the game. That was pretty hot for back then. Let’s see if they can top it.

What are you hoping they announce?

Aziz Peregrino-Brimah aka Zee the CEO | Founder / Editor-in-chief of TekkenGamer | Gaming has been a passion of Zee's since the early days of Atari and ColecoVision. His first experience with Tekken was in the early 90's, and it was Tekken 3 that sealed the deal. True story... As a teenager Zee once received his Winn-Dixie paycheck and spent it all at the arcade the same day. Needless to say, his mother wasn't pleased.


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