Tekken 7's first location test impressions sound awesome

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Though Tekken 7 was announced last July, fighting game fans around the world have yet to be able to get their hands on it - until now! The first location test took place in Japan over the past weekend. Players were able to check out two new characters and their fight style. Prima Games has the details and full impressions!

Tekken 7 Location Test Impressions

Tekken 7 was formerly announced at the Evolution Fighting Game Championships this past July. Only a few months later, we already have the first location test that took place in Japan this past weekend. While the final roster has yet to be decided, Tekken lead producer Katsuhiro Harada stated that the development team would like to include over 30 characters when the game is finished.

The arcade location test included the two new characters, Claudio and Katarina. Claudio seems to have a play style that loosely resembles Lars (flashy and animated), while Katarina plays more like a mixture of Baek and Christie, with long strings that should appeal to Tekken newcomers. Claudio and Katarina are joined by 16 returning characters: Alisa, Asuka Kazama, Bryan Fury, Dragunov, Feng Wei, Heihachi Mishima, Hwoarang, Lars, Leo, Lili, Ling Xiaoyu, Marshall Law, Paul Phoenix and Steve Fox.

Early impressions of Tekken 7 indicate that the game is based more on Tekken Revolution (the free-to-play game on PlayStation 3) as opposed to Tekken Tag Tournament 2 or Tekken 6. While this caught some people by surprise, it's the natural evolution of the series. Tag 2 was essentially the tag version of Tekken 6, just like the original Tekken Tag Tournament was the tag version of Tekken 3. The next step is to at least partially reinvent the game. Just like we saw significant differences from Tekken 3 to Tekken 4, we're seeing similar changes from Tekken 6 to Tekken 7.


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