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Tekken Director Aiming to Tag in Two New Titles in 2014

Posted by Sammy Barker

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Tekken may no longer command the clout in the fighting community that it once used to, but this particular author’s still an enormous fan. The relatively recent Tekken Tag Tournament 2 was a real return to form for the brawling brand, and we even enjoyed the freemium fisticuffs on offer in digital download Tekken Revolution. Still, it’d be nice to see Kuma’s furry face rendered on the PlayStation 4, wouldn’t it? Well, don’t give up hope just yet.

Speaking with Japanese website 4gamer, series director Katsuhiro Harada has hinted that he’s currently working on some top-secret projects – and he’s eager to announce at least two this year. “Tekken is one of my life’s works, and while I can’t say much here, together with the titles that we were going to announce this year [2013], I’m also working on several other titles simultaneously with Tekken,” he said, as translated by Siliconera. “From there, I’d like to announce at least two of those titles in 2014, and I feel that’s something that I must do.”

All the way back in June 2012, the luminary suggested that Tekken X Street Fighter – the Namco Bandai developed iteration of its collaboration with Capcom – would launch on the PlayStation 3. “There are still a large number of players out there with a PS3 who are looking forward to the game,” he told “So we feel that it’s probably more relevant to get the title out to them on the current hardware. “ The ship’s probably now sailed on that one.

Still, whatever the developer’s planning, it seems like he’s in no immediate rush to get back to work. “For the year 2014, I’d like to focus on my main job, so please continue supporting us,” he concluded. “Although first, I’ll be passing by New Year’s parties from other companies, and then I’ll seriously start on my main job.” We expect the honcho to be chained to his desk as we type. No excuses.


User Comments (13)



get2sammyb said:

I always thought the Tekken ports on PSP were absolutely outstanding. Reckon I'd play the heck out of a Vita game. Would love for it to happen.



Splat said:

Tekken Revolution was actually a decent game. One of the better F2P games out there.



belmont said:

@get2sammyb I thought I was the only one that played and enjoyed Tekken 6 on PSP. The final boss was very hard. I wanted Tekken x SF on Vita. SF x Tekken was almost identical to the console version.



ShogunRok said:

I can definitely see the first PS4 Tekken instalment being announced this year, at least. I think the series could do with something of a reboot - not a total reset, but a bit of a refreshment, especially when it comes to the story.



Bliquid said:

@ShogunRok: why, what's wrong with pink haired androids, pandas, cangaroos, devils, gods and, among a thousand more colorful absurdities, the worst nonsensical hairdo in videogame history (Lars)?



Tasuki said:

@ShogunRok: I was just thinking the other day that they should reboot the Tekken series.

So is Tekken X Streetfighter cancelled?



SuperSilverback said:

The only story in those games is Jin, Heiachi and Kazuya constantly killing each other and then coming back to life/turning into devils.

All while Paul Phoenix has gravity defying hair



Bad-MuthaAdebisi said:

@get2sammyb ha ha, I agree, there never really is a coherent or logical story line in punchy kicky games. Its what they all need really. Never been a fan of tekken. Last played it on ps1. I will give it a chance perhaps.



ShogunRok said:

@get2sammyb I don't know - I feel like it had a semi-decent concept at first. You've got the Iron Fist Tournament which is hosted by a family that's plagued by the evil devil gene. I mean, that's all there really was to it, but the story of each character was interesting back then.

Now it just seems to jump from one insane premise to the next - I feel like it went from enjoyably mental to completely stupid. Then again, I guess you can't really tell the same old stories in ending cutscenes after all this time.



Tasuki said:

@get2sammyb: The main story of Tekken revolved around the Mishima Family. The true endings to Tekken are seen by beating the games with Kazuya, Heihachi, Jin etc. I don't know after the 3rd one though the storyline seemed to go in odd directions and is hard to follow at least it was for me.

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