Tekken 7 finally has a console release date and it’s not what we thought it would be. Bandai Namco announced today a delay to the upcoming console release for Tekken 7.
The original date was roughly early 2017, however, Bandai Namco have now revealed today that the new date will be June 2nd 2017.
Project leader Katsuhiro Harada told GameSpot during a press event in Tokyo last week. “We were trying our best to get the game out at that time, to get it into the hands of users as early as possible. We saw some titles–some from our own company and some from others–which didn’t have a very good launch because of a lack of content, or whatever it was, that caused players to bash the product, even if that meant the game would come a little later.”
Harada has been very apologetic to fans of the fighting phenomenon saying, “Although this is the first time we’ve actually announced a date, it wasn’t always June. It came through a process and we made some hard decisions and that was the result. Early’ was probably March or April from your average person’s perspective, so we’re not going to try and sugar-coat it. We realise it’s not ‘early,’ I’m so sorry!”
Bandai Namco also announced a Season Pass will be available for players and several pre-order bonuses, including a downloadable character, Eliza.