Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is already highly anticipated, as it will be the next official chapter in the legendary franchise by Namco Bandai.
Now though, a new trailer has dropped that has revealed a monumental shift in the game itself. A new fighter has come, and it’s one from the streets…Akuma! Yes, the legendary villain of Street Fighter has come to Tekken 7, and the world will never be the same.
What’s interesting here, is that the arrival is not without context, as the trailer below shows, Akuma is asked by Kazumi, the wife of Tekken villain Heihachi Mishima, to kill Heihachi should she fall in the attempt to stop him. Naturally, she does, which brings Akuma to “repay his debt” to her. This is interesting for numerous reasons, as Akuma is not known for owing debts. So his connection to Kazumi will no doubt be one that gamers will want to uncover in the game as they play it.
Naturally, Akuma has many of his iconic moves as you’ll see below. It’s very interesting to see many of them in the Tekken world, as it will also be interesting to see if he has any added abilities to further tie him to the franchise.
Tekken 7: Fated Retribution has released in Japanese arcades, and is set to arrive on consoles sometime in the future.