Developer Bandai Namco has announced that its upcoming fighting game Tekken 7 will be coming to Xbox One, with a release date slated for “early 2017.” The news was revealed by Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray during Microsoft’s presentation at E3 2016 today. The company announced shortly after the presentation that Tekken 7 would also be coming to PC via Steam.
The Tekken 7 trailer showcased a brawl between Street Fighter character Akuma and Tekken frontman Heihachi Mishima. The fight blended cinematic action scenes with in-game fighting seamlessly, with Akuma speaking of “fulfilling a promise” to Kazumi Mishima, insinuating that the two have some sort of ties to one another.
In addition, the duo revealed that Tekken Tag Tournament 2 will be free for Xbox Live Gold members just this week. Akuma’s addition to the game comes as no surprise, given that he was announced in December 2015. Tekken 7 has also been announced for PS4, but no firm release date has been confirmed yet. Bandai Namco has not confirmed whether the game will have any cross-play capabilities.