Shortly after his big win at EVO 2014, Help Me took the time to catch up with the EVO champion JDCR and discuss his thoughts on the tournament itself and participating in it. Topics like which players at the tournament he was looking out for, thoughts going up against certain characters and interesting matches get discussed in the interview up on the Tekken Mura website. Since it's in complete Japanese though, I went ahead and roughly translated it for everyone to read.
Famitsu managed to interview Harada after the San Diego Comic Con panel yesterday and managed to get some interesting tidbits about the direction Tekken 7 is going in. In summary the direction Tekken 7 seems to be going in a return to roots and focusing a lot on accessibilty to both newer and core players of the series. The full translation of the interview is below provided by Eventhubs.
Unfortunately no gameplay footage yet. Keep your eyes peeled for more info as it becomes available.
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Holy fuck, I'm going to StrongStyle! I'm still quite shook that the Tekken community has given me the opportunity to participate at the next StrongStyle tournament this year. I'd love to get the chance to meet and play with everyone that helped me out in achieving all this so If you yourself happen to be going to the event, please don't hesitate to come and say hi and get some matches with me as I'm more then welcome to! I'll be joining this tournament's current large league of international competition at the event so I'm looking forward to what is shaping up to be one of the greatest tournaments held for Tekken Tag Tournament 2 yet. If you missed the Second StrongStyle~5 Trailer from the recent ATP LIVE episode, you can find it on the Iplaywinner YouTube channel.
A few things have changed since we last heard of the new live action Tekken movie. The official title of the film is now 'TEKKEN 2 KAZUYA's REVENGE' and it is set to screen in cinemas on August 21st next month. The previous titles of 'Tekken A Man Called X' and 'Tekken: Revenge Of Kazuya' were seemingly placeholder titles for the project. Besides that, everything else seems pretty much the same. We now have a new movie poster and trailers to show everyone since they've made their way online now and since the film is a prequel to the 2010 live action Tekken movie, it may actually try to distance itself from Tekken's original story. You can see the poster and movie details below. The 'Tekken 2: Kazuya's Revenge' trailers are courtesy of the Manly Movie website.
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For those that missed out on watching the recent Double Cup tournament in Japan will be pleased to know that all 9 and a half hours of Tekken from the tournament's niconico stream is now live for everyone to watch on my YouTube channel. This will no doubt be of great use to those that wanted to watch the tournament but couldn't because of niconico kicking everyone out for not being a premium member. Video quality is typical niconico quality (640x360) but you can later catch the official YouTube archives of the matches in this tournament with better video quality through the Mastercup Youtube channel when it eventually uploads them. Top 8 of the event starts at around the 7 hour mark with the grand finals at the 9 hour and 15 minute mark. Enjoy.
French Gaming site Bas Gros Poing conducted several interviews with Tekken Project's lead producer Katushiro Harada and Michael Murray back in 2011, 2012 & 2013 on the development of Tekken X Street Fighter. The interviews were in complete French and published on the site but for the sake of sharing this series of interviews, the Bas Gros Poing YouTube channel recently uploaded a compilation of the interviews making it more accessible to everyone. It's a pretty insightful set of interviews and may be of interest to those that like to follow the development of Bandai Namco's upcoming Tekken X Street Fighter game. Worth mentioning however, the interviews are quite old now so the information inside them may be out of date.
UPDATE: The tournament is now over and the Top 8 Results have been added!
DOUBLE CUP MASTERCUP W1 CLIMAX2014 is coming up this Sunday and it is actually being streamed in it's entirety on Game Newton's niconico channel. The tournament boasts an impressive amount of teams entered (51 teams - 153 people) filled with players all over Japan and is set to go down in Hokuriku region of Japan. Genya along with Yuu, Pekosu and Nobi will be providing commentary for the event. The niconico stream description mentions that timeshifts are not available for the broadcast of this tournament so it's preferable that you watch it live as I cannot guarantee to capture everything!
Niconico Stream URL ▶ http://live.nicovideo.jp/watch/lv186525561
Throughout Friday and Saturday nights NYCFab managed to stream a good majority of the Tekken Casino matches while Kurokuro was streaming from the VIP room captured always by Flying Wonkey. Also, Madcatz streamed the Team USA vs Team Japan 5v5 Round Robin. Catch everything in the playlists/videos below.
With Tekken 7 being announced and a most likely PS4/XBone/PC release following the arcade release, there is the lingering problem of arcade sticks not working on future consoles. The difference with this generation is that Sony is allowing developers to design their own drivers for whatever peripheral they want supported for their game. Lab Zero Games have recently announced a PS4 version of Skull Girls releasing at the end of the year and are trying to find a way to get their PS3 sticks working for any players migrating to the PS4 version. Considering the limited resources Lab Zero Games have in accomplishing this task it's looking unlikely it will come to fruition, but if this does work, Mike Z (lead programmer at Lab Zero) said he will license this driver for free to any other developer that wants PS3 sticks compatible with their game. Original link from Skullheart below.