- Named 'Catalina.'
- Playable at the upcoming October location tests.
- From Latin America.
- 'Beginner friendly' character.
- Sassy mouthed talker, will be vocal in-game.
- Fighting style is Savate.
Additional Tekken 7 related info revealed:
Tekken 7 will feature 2 new 'systems' added into the game. The team is focused on bringing back 'Tekken's true essence' into Tekken 7 after Tekken Tag Tournament 2 which was devoted to the hardcore playerbase.
There is another 'yet to be revealed' character to be playable at the October location test, is described to have an emphasis on a new mechanic which the Tekken team hasn't tried before but you may be familiar with in 2D fighting games.
Check it out, the 'Highest speak' of the tekken world is only a few months away. MASTERCUP put out the second PV for the upcoming tournament which gives you a more up close look at how big and packed the MASTERCUP tournaments are. Alongside the PV, MASTERCUP.7 is also getting another Korean team entered: Team No. #83 'YEONI' which has Moq (Bob/Armor King), Yeoni (Devil Jin/Lars), Kkokkoma (Devil Jin/Lars), Alzzang (Ogre/Jinpachi) & BPlus (Eddy/Christie) entering the tournament from Korea. More details on the tournament to come in the near future.
The announcement from the recent Peruvian Tekken Slugfest event is that the Peru Tekken community is setting up a new "THE HELP ME CHALLENGE" event this coming November. Help Me will be in Peru shortly after MASTERCUP.7 for this event (challenge) as well as the upcoming 'Tekken Extreme Tournament' in Bolivia on November 8 and 9. To help get everyone acquinted with Help Me for this trip, Help Me recorded a short video message for the South American Tekken community. Thanks goes to Peruvian Wolves for the video.
The Namco Sugamo Cup event from this past weekend is over and I finally put up the archives from the niconico streams up on my YouTube channel. There's a lot of Japanese Tekken footage here which includes players like Nobi, Zeugaru, Take, Fukushi, Yuu and a whole lot more. If you missed watching the event live on niconico, you can catch up with these embeds. If you want to see the results for the exhibition matches or the big 3on3 tournament, be sure to check out the coverage thread on TZ made by Lizanias.
UPDATE: The event has concluded and I have now updated this piece with the YouTube archive!
TEKKEN SLUGFEST is a Tekken event in which the Peruvian Tekken community is setting up for on the 14th of September this year. It features the best Tekken talent that region has to offer (most notably the current Peruvian, South American champion 'Abel Del Maestro') going head to head in a 5-on-5 'East VS South' Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Battle. The event is currently planned on being streamed on the Elite Gaming House TV Twitch channel and archives will later be put up on the Peruvian Wolves YouTube channel so everybody should look forward to the event happening in the near future!
Just announced on the Namco Sugamo Cup stream by Katsuhiro Harada, the location test for the new Tekken 7 will be held in Japanese arcades in October next month. On the 3rd, 4th and 5th of October, Namco Sugamo arcade in Tokyo and the Namco Nipponbashi arcade in Osaka will house Tekken 7 cabinets and allow people to play the new game on free play mode. Tekken 7 will include the ability to play against opponents locally in the arcade and also online against other players at different arcades through the internet. Players at the arcades will also be able to collect special designer banapass cards with the Tekken 7 render of Kazuya & Heihachi. You can look forward to camera video uploads and maybe a possible niconico stream of Tekken 7 in October.
For those who missed it, the Twitch archives of the creation of the pools for the upcoming Norcal StrongStyle tournament this month are available now for viewing. Watch Bronson Tran and subt-L rig the brackets and talk shit about most of the players entered. There's no quality options for the twitch archives so if you are like me and have really bad internet, you'll probably be stuck buffering the videos until there's a YouTube archive or something. You can have a look at the google docs of the brackets though below. For further updates on the tournament, be sure to follow their twitter account. (@NorcalSS)
StrongStyle~5 Pools ▶ http://goo.gl/gLKABC
Katsuhiro Harada just tweeted that the upcoming Namco Sugamo Cup event this weekend will feature an appearance by Harada himself and also that he will be bringing a new announcement regarding Tekken 7 with him to the event! The Namco Sugamo Cup for those who don't know, is a 3 day event that the Namco Sugamo arcade in Japan is running that features a True Tekken God, Nobi VS Take 'concept match', followed by a 3on3 tournament then lastly a beginner tournament over the span of 3 days. The Namco Sugamo Cup is occurring this weekend starting from the Saturday up until the Monday in Japan at the Namco Sugamo game center with the Tekken 7 announcement being made and streamed on niconico during the 3on3 Tournament event. Since it's on niconico, I'll be sure to put up the archives on YouTube eventually.
Sugamo Cup - Nobi VS Take Match URL ▶ http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv192806027
Sugamo Cup - 3on3 Tournament URL (ft Tekken 7 news!) ▶ http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv192806439
In a special announcement stream on the Yuu & Nobi niconico channel, MasakariJin (the tournament organizer) announces TEAM KOREA which is set to invade the tournament this coming November. The team consists of an all star, all 'True Tekken Gods' team of Jundding, Help Me, Knee, Saint & Only Practice - all of which will make their way to Japan for the upcoming tournament. This dominating team of Korean players being sent over to Japan to enter MASTERCUP.7 is all due to the collaboration between MASTERCUP and the 'Murata System of Maximum Punishment' energy drink group in Japan which supports fighting game events. The MASTERCUP.7 tournament is being held in Tokyo, Japan on the 2nd of November this year.
UPDATE: I'm back and I've just added the full results for the tournament.
The fifth iteration of Australian's Premier fighting game tournament series: Shadowloo Showdown is on this weekend! The tournament gathers the largest amount of local Australian players and frequently pits them up against international competition. For this year, the international guest participating in the TTT2 tournament is none other then the famed Korean player Help Me. The event will be streamed through the ShadowlooHQ twitch channels (Main - Sub) so be sure to tune in if you yourself can't make it out to the event this year. Since I'll be playing in the tournament, I'll be a bit late to update the results.
Just recently announced over a special 'Shocking Pokemon Announcement' livestream on niconico, Bandai Namco and the Pokémon Company is collaborating to create a new game titled 'POKKEN TOURNAMENT' which brings the world of Pokemon to the 3D fighting game genre. Tekken series director Katsuhiro Harada and Soul Calibur series main programmer Masaaki Hoshino are both attached and working on the project. The game is currently announced as an arcade game releasing in 2015.
MASTERCUP.7 is slowly creeping up on us this year, the latest in Japan's large series of 5on5 tournaments is a few months months away! MASTERCUP.7 is said to be the 'final' send off for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 in Japan and they are expected to go out with a bang. In collaboration with certain popular Combo Makers you see on YouTube, MASTERCUP has revealed the first Promotional Video for the tournament on the official YouTube channel. You can watch the PV below and look forward to watching the next MASTERCUP tournament on niconico later down the line. If you're a big fan of the MASTERCUP series, you may spot something familiar about the character teams used in this Promotional Video!