The latest installment of a popular franchise is about to get an update, and Tekken 7: Fated Retribution shows off some Rage Attacks that will be part of the upgraded version. The upcoming update will feature some new attires for veterans and an entirely new system that could change the tone of a fight.
Tekken 7 is the ninth installment of the highly popular Tekken franchise. It’s one of the defining series of fighting games, earning its right to stand tall against titans such as Mortal Kombat and Street Fighter. The franchise has taken over the world with Tekken 3 for the PlayStation over a decade ago, and has maintained itself in the top since. It has a rich roster, different fighting styles, and eclectic characters that each have their own goal.
And, its success has not stopped yet. On March 18th, Bandai Namco launched their latest installment of the series, Tekken 7, but only on the arcade. That meant it left PlayStation 4 players behind, though a launch date will reportedly be announced soon. And yet, an update has been announced for the game without a console release date even on the horizon. However, it’s coming.
In the meantime, Bandai Namco posted a new trailer for the upcoming update, Tekken 7: Fated Retribution. It shows off moves of numerous characters, introducing the new Rage Attack system and Rage Arts. The premise is simple: as your character is getting beat down by their opponent, it will build up their Rage. That, in turn, will result in a pretty nifty combo, provided you can follow the steps. The massive attack will feature some sweet moves and massive damage, one that could change the outcome of a battle.
If you’re on the edge of losing and can pull off the Rage combo, perhaps not all hope is lost.
The trailer displays the moves in all their closer for several characters, though many more are announced in the roster: Claudio, Katarina, Lucky Chloe, Shaheen, Josie, Gigas, Kazumi, Kazuya, Heihachi, Lars, Asuka, Lili, Alisa, Xiaoyu, Feng Wei, Paul, Marshall Law, Steve Fox, Leo, Hwoarang, King, Dragunov, Bryan, Jin, Devil Jin, Yoshimitsu and Jack-7.
There will be some new outfits for the update for veterans such as Xiaoyu, Hwoarang, King, and Bryan Fury, though players will still be allowed to customize their look.
Tekken 7 was first announced in December 2015 for PlayStation 4, but console players have remained without their beloved fighting game for now. It has been suggested that Bandai Namco is aiming for a late 2016 release, but that remains to be seen.