Friday, May 28, 2010
Everybody thought the Iron Fist was over. Think again!
A Eurogamer post reports that in a conference in Madrid, Tekken series Director Katsuhira Harada announced that Tekken 7 was in the early stages of production! Yes, the seventh installment of The King Of Iron Fist Tournament is coming, and even with no details up yet, you can bet that it will continue the saga and bring back fan favorite characters and introduce new ones in the sequel! As for the narrative, it will definitely continue the Mishima bloodline storyline, which ended in a cliffhanger scene in the last game, Tekken 6. If one follows the Tekken Force story mode starring Lars and Alessa, the endings shows Raven's organization finding the unconscious body of Jin Kazama in the sandy remains of Azazel's temple, after the young CEO of the Mishima Zaibatsu gave his life to end the demon's threat to the world once and for all. How Namco plans to take the story along from there is beyond me, but it's a sure bet that we'll be seeing Jin again... or at least his fate in the announced sequel.
On a sad note, Tekken 7 will be the first game in the series that the late Daisuke Gori will not be present in. It will be sad to see a game without the original voice of Heihachi, but if they decide to recast the role or reuse his existing audio clips, let's hope it pays tribute to the actor's work on the character at least.
Tekken 7 is currently in production. Stay tuned for more details!