Confirming leaks, Bandai Namco unveiled the first details of the Tekken 7 fighting game at an event in Las Vegas today. And it’s going to have visuals powered by Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.
The game’s first trailer was shown off at the Evolution Championship Series (EVO) fighting game tournament held in the Westgate Las Vegas Hotel & Resort.
“The power and flexibility means that we can focus our efforts on making Tekken 7 the best possible game without worrying about spending time creating a stand-alone graphic engine,” said Katsuhiro Harada, Tekken series executive producer and game director at Japan’s Bandai Namco, in a statement. “With Unreal Engine 4, we could rapidly achieve visual quality expected on next-gen platform and go beyond it. Not only is Unreal Engine 4 powerful and easy to use, but it allows us to immediately bring Tekken 7 to any platform we desire.”
Harada took the stage to talk briefly about the game, which is one of three titles that he is working on.
“The Tekken franchise is beloved, and we couldn’t be more excited to be working with the talented team at Bandai Namco,” said Taka Kawasaki, studio head at Epic Games Japan, in a statement. “This marriage is perfect – the most powerful engine in gaming along with one of the most enduring brands in fighting games. We have no doubt that these forces coming together will yield fantastic results.”
The trailer shows a woman seated in a temple, speaking to Kazuya about stopping Heihachi. No gameplay was shown, and the company promised more at the San Diego Comic-Con event in late July.