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Friday
Apr062018

Bandai Namco Brand Manager on Soul Calibur 6 Esports: 'You Need to Make a Good Game First'

PAX East is taking place this weekend and more and more attendees are trying their hands on the new Soul Calibur game. Darrian P. Mack from the Leaderboard is one of the lucky few to make it out to PAX East and score an interview about Soul Calibur 6 with the Bandai Namco Brand Manager Mark Religioso. While a lot of the interview mainly focuses on introducing the game to people and seeing if he can get a quick confirmation or tease on some missing character inclusions (spoilers: he failed lol), Mark was able to detail their current stance and focus with the game at it's current stage of development."You need to make a good game first and then the community comes out and supports it. If they want like an Esports type of execution or program then we can do that." Mark goes on to say that the current focus on SC6's development is really solid gameplay. Hard to disagree there and should be hopeful for the casual playing audience since it's reassurance that they're not compromising on the single player content for the sake of Esports. You can check out the full interview from PAX East over on the Leaderboard's YouTube channel.

The Leaderboard ≫ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYEKuyQJXIXunUD7Vy3eTw

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Saturday
Mar172018

It's Up to Harada if You Want to See Kazuma Kiryu in Tekken Says Yakuza Game Producer

Going by the Yakuza general game producer Daisuke Sato on the recent Yakuza 6 Gallery interview, they're open to the idea of having Kazuma Kiryu in Tekken but Bandai Namco and Tekken's Katsuhiro Harada have the final say. Fans of Kiryu really seem into the idea of the inclusion after Tekken has been on a crossover frenzy with Street Fighter's Akuma, Fatal Fury's Geese Howard and Final Fantasy XV's Noctis appearing in Tekken 7. You can see it in the room while the question is asked too, I'm sure Kiryu would fit like a glove in Tekken but so far no news on additional content for Tekken 7 beyond the season pass has been mentioned. If anything, at least the idea is on the table. You can find Daisuke Sato's comments about the character in Tekken over on the stream archive:

Yakuza 6 Gallery Live Stream ≫ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5PpxoiC7dVY

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Monday
Feb192018

Kayane's Interview with Soul Calibur 6 Producer Motohiro Okubo from EVO Japan

The EVO Japan interview Kayane conducted with the Soul Calibur 6 producer Motohiro Okubo has now gone live over on Kayane's website. It makes for a pretty lengthy and interesting look as to where Soul Calibur 6 is at in this time in terms of development. There's also plenty of Kayane gushing over the new Soul Calibur game so she got to ask a lot about characters in the roster, ideas for guest characters, gameplay modes and a lot more. I'll be adding some snippets from the interview below but you can read the entire piece over on Kayane's website:

Kayane EVO Japan Interview with Motohiro Okubo ≫ http://kayane.fr/2018/02/19/interview-with-motohiro-okubo-producer-on-soul-calibur-vi-and-tekken-7/

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Friday
Feb162018

Soul Calibur 6 - Mitsurugi Character Showcase Video

Soul Calibur 6 game producer Motohiro Okubo sits down on camera to detail Mitsurugi in this Soul Calibur 6 showcase video. Learn more about Heishiro Mitsurugi as you listen to how this character design is created in the world of Soul Calibur. Like the Sophitia showcase video, Okubo mentions how the character is younger for this time around and hopes you look forward to seeing how Mitsurugi fares in Soul Calibur 6. You can check out the character showcase video below:

Bandai Namco Europe ≫ https://www.youtube.com/user/NamcoBandaiGamesEU

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Sunday
Dec312017

Tekken 7 Sales Exceed 2.5 Million Units Over this Past Year

[Article Retraction 1/1/18] The original version of this post originally stated that Tekken 7 had exceeded 3 million copies. Upon double checking the source, this has turned out to be incorrect. The actual number of figures sold were mentioned during KawaiiFaceMiles & MainMan's Tekken Talk stream to be over 2.5 million. The thing mentioned in 4Gamer was that Tekken 7 was fast approaching the 3 million mark, not that it already exceeded it. Apologies for the misinformation, the link to the original post has now be deleted.

The Japanese gaming site 4Gamer is doing their brief year-end interview with notable figures in the Japanese gaming industry to give us updates and comments to make over the next coming year. Katsuhiro Harada was again one of the people featured and was able to give us a sales update for home versions of Tekken 7. According to him, Tekken 7 saw over 2 million copies sold within the first 2 months after its launch back in June but that figure is now fast approaching the 3 million copies landmark after half a year. He also mentioned that for this time around, Tekken 7 has seen the most post launch support from the series and hopes to be able to continue updating it and giving the title support for the next year. If you have any kind of requests to make about what you hope to see in Tekken 7 in the future, you can tweet them to Harada directly at @Harada_TEKKEN. You might see some Japanese on his timeline but he says don't be shy to tweet the suggestions in English too if you happen to have them. His notable game and movie for the year happened to be Super Mario Odyssey (Nintendo Switch) and Atomic Blonde (2017) by the way.

4Gamer (Harada Column on Page #8) ≫ http://www.4gamer.net/games/999/G999905/20171225028/

Harada Twitter ≫ https://twitter.com/Harada_TEKKEN/

[Update] KawaiiFaceMiles & MainMan Tekken Talk ≫ https://www.twitch.tv/videos/211034321

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