Tekken 7 director could be planning a new game

Apr 29 2020 2 min read

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After uncharacteristically being quiet on Twitter for over a week, a concerned fan reached out to Tekken director, Katsuhiro Harada, to see how he's doing. The reply he received was more or less a tease of things to come.

Twitter user @Hanniba23580877 probably wasn't expecting Harada to share as much as he did, but one of his finer qualities is how often he takes fans by surprise. In his reply, Harada said that he's been working on "a new title planning sheet & design document." For those not familiar with how projects work, these documents serve the purpose of detailing a potential new project, like a pre-plan.

Harada doesn't specifically say he's working on a new game. Still, in the tweet, he added, "Of course I'm also thinking about what to do with the new plan of "TEKKEN World Tour" and TEKKEN Series with many staff," it gives the impression that the planning sheet and design document aren't Tekken related. Remember, this is purely speculation, and before your mind starts thinking of all the possibilities, try to temper your expectations. 

It's also great to hear that Bandai Namco is considering ways to resume the Tekken World Tour, which had all of its events leading through June removed. We could see the tournament series adopting an online format like many other esports have been doing to keep fans, players, and staff safe during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

His comment regarding the Tekken series could mean more content for Tekken 7 or a new game in the series. Considering Bandai Namco added a mysterious 50th character to the game's page on their website, it's clear that they're not entirely done with Tekken 7 just yet. It does, however, make sense for them to begin preparing for the next generation of consoles with a wholly new game.

Tekken 7 has been out for about three years now, longer if you consider the arcade release, and it has come a very long way since then. Here's hoping Harada and his team will have some juicy official news for us soon.


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