According to PlayStation, fans will e able to get their hands on Tekken 9 for the PS4 this June 2nd. Dalton from Bandai Namco has a lot to say about the game in the announcement:
With the faithful 3D battle system intact, Tekken 7 takes the franchise to the next level with photorealistic graphics and innovative features and fighting mechanics. Select characters from an expansive roster of your favorites and new challengers, each with a distinct set of deadly techniques, martial arts moves, and combos.
Tekken 7 represents the final chapter of the 20-year-long Mishima feud. Experience the epic showdown to the emotionally charged family warfare between the members of the Mishima Clan as they struggle to settle old scores and wrestle for control of a global empire. The 7th King of the Iron Fist Tournament has begun and the world now hangs in the balance!
So what’s new in Tekken 7? Besides a dedicated story mode and an expanded roster of new characters, there’s also some brand new gameplay mechanics including…
As your life bar depletes it will eventually start flashing red, indicating you’ve entered “Rage” mode. Once in “Rage” your character will deal more damage as well as gain access to two all-new devastating moves: the Rage Art and Rage Drive!
A super powerful armored attack that allows you to absorb hits and power through an enemy assault that can turn the tide of the match in the blink of an eye. The Rage Art provides players an easy comeback mechanic when they are far behind in any given match.
While not as destructive as the Rage Art, the Rage Drive is a strategic alternative that unleashes a devastating combo that will punish any opponent.
Also an armored attack, this move will power through most attacks and shift momentum in your favor. The Power Crush can be risky if thrown out carelessly, but if timed properly, it will give you a physical and mental advantage.
Akuma From Street Fighter
Akuma joins the fray complete with his Shoto-style moveset. Akuma is very unique fighter in that he can utilize an EX Meter, allowing him to pull off EX & super moves. The Great Demon comes to Tekken armed with many of his classic attacks, but each with a new spin and the potential to be comboed in unique ways.
We’re also happy to announce our Tekken 7 Collector’s Edition featuring an awesome 12” by 18″ figure depicting Kazuya and Heihachi locked in an epic showdown. It will also include a special collectable Steel Book and the official Tekken 7 soundtrack.
Additionally, anyone who pre-orders Tekken 7 will receive access to Eliza who previously appeared in Tekken Revolution!
We’re in it for the long haul with Tekken 7 — the release is just the beginning! We’re also announcing the Season Pass to get you access to three content packs which feature new playable characters, stages, a game mode, and a bonus 35-piece Metallic Costume Pack! More details to come in the future.
And to top it off, we haven’t forgotten about Tekken’s long history on PlayStation. Tekken 7 will feature exclusive content on PS4: a Jukebox mode will allow you to create playlists composed of songs from previous games in the series and listen to them while playing the game. We’re also including some exclusive costumes for certain characters, straight out of Tekken 4 and Tekken 2 for Jin, Xiaoyu, and King.