One of my favorite things about the Tekken series is its unique cast of characters. Over the years we’ve seen plenty of wild life join the tournament of the iron fist. Tekken 7 will continue that tradition judging by Bandi Namco’s latest announcement. They’ve revealed that Kuma the grizzly and Panda the Panda Bear will be throwing hands with the rest of the roster come 2017. Bandi Namco also revealed that they’ll be adding new online tournament mode. Full details on everything below thanks to the plug.
As Heihachi Mishima’s pet, Kuma joins his master into the Tekken Force. He proves his unfailing loyalty by trying to protect the Mishima Zaibatsu while he was believing his master was dead. Defeated by Jin Kazama, he finally found Heihachi again and became one of the most essential member of the Tekken Force.
Panda is Ling Xiaoyu’s pet and bodyguard. After the disappearance of Jin Kazama, Xiaoyu set out to find him, totally ignoring the dangers it involved. Worrying for his master as she never returned from her journey, Panda ran after her to bring her to her senses.
Online Tournament Mode
The new Online Tournament Mode will allow players to participate and create their own online tournaments they will enjoy with 7 other participants. Among the many features implemented in this new mode, players will find single and double elimination options, secured entrance for tournament with passwords as well as a Spectator Mode. As the outcome of the tournament, contestants will win in-game content such as fight money and various items.”
Tekken 7 drops Q1 2017 for all the major platforms.