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Entries in katsuhiro harada (15)

Tuesday
May072019

Harada Elaborates on his Hesitation to Release Tekken X Street Fighter

It's becoming 'harder to justify' the release of Tekken X Street Fighter, Harada tells VGC. This might not be something that fans who have been waiting since the title's initial announcement back in 2010 wants to hear but the hesitancy to get the game produced can be attributed to the current market for Fighting Games. "Capcom released Street Fighter V and then we released Tekken 7. Those titles are some of the best fighting games ever and they became very successful. [...] So then I started to wonder, do I really want to attempt to compete with these huge titles? It could end up splitting the community. That was a serious consideration from the marketing perspective." Harada still reaffirms his own desire in working on Tekken X Street Fighter mentioning he still has the passion and excitement in carrying out the project should it ever get the green light. Since we're at the tail-end of this current console hardware generation, perhaps waiting this out to release on the next generation of video game console which is expected next year is the current best course of action for the game. You can read further comments from Harada about Tekken X Street Fighter over at VGC's report:

Tekken X Street Fighter becoming ‘harder to justify’, says Harada ≫ https://www.videogameschronicle.com/news/tekken-x-street-fighter-becoming-harder-to-justify-says-harada/

Saturday
Dec222018

Tekken X Street Fighter is Currently 'Pending', Development is at 30%

The Tekken x Street Fighter project is still alive, somewhere in the depths of Bandai Namco Entertainment's studio offices. While the current priorities for the Tekken team are focusing on the ongoing support for Tekken 7, the vision for the 3D cross-over between the two franchises is still in a comatose state; the game has not been seen at all since it's announcement back at San Diego Comic-Con of 2010. We've gotten piecemeal bits of info about it before but the latest for TxSF comes from Harada during the live stream for Kuro Kuro's year-end Tekken drinking party. In his words, Tekken x Street Fighter is still 'Pending', which is pretty much another way of saying that the title is 'on hold' in terms of priority. The development of Tekken x Street Fighter currently sits at the 30% mark so there is still a long way to go. While reading and answering the chat, Harada also briefly spoke about some other topics. For those asking about a third Season Pass for Tekken 7, he answered that it could happen, depending on the sales of the previous Season Passes. On the potential of a Switch release of Tekken 7, that is dependent on the demand from fans so let them know if you're interested in seeing that happen. If you want to check out the full sit-down and chat session with Harada from the party, you can find the archive over on Kuro Kuro's Twitch channel.

Kuro Kuro's End of the Year Tekken Party Archive ≫ https://www.twitch.tv/videos/352727969

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Wednesday
May232018

TekkenGamer's Interview with Katsuhiro Harada

Tekken 7's chief producer Katsuhiro Harada breaks the long silence in a new interview conducted by the TekkenGamer crew. With the initial Tekken 7 content roadmap having been completed a long awhile ago, the comments made in this interview together with the recent 1 year anniversary content drop for the game at least reaffirms that the title hasn't been abandoned for people pining for more. Other notable mentions made in the interview are about Noctis' inclusion in the game, on Kazuma Kiryu's inclusion, a small status update for the dormant Tekken X Street Fighter title and more. This interview makes for some interesting insight behind the title so be sure to check out the piece in full over on TekkenGamer:

TekkenGamer's Harada Interview ≫ http://tekkengamer.com/2018/05/23/harada-san-says-its-safe-to-expect-more-for-tekken-7/

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Thursday
Mar082018

News on Noctis in Tekken 7 is Coming March 14 in the Alternative Time Report Broadcast

Bandai Namco and Square Enix have announced a special upcoming broadcast coming Match 14 at 8 PM Japan time called the 'Alternative Time Report.' Tekken 7's chief producer Katushiro Harada and Final Fantasy XV's Hajime Tabata are set to appear during the show to debut new info related to both games. In the broadcast description, it mentions the latest news for Noctis in Tekken 7 is going to be presented so look out for this stream for news on his release date as well as new gameplay footage in Tekken 7 and maybe more. The Tekken 7 X Final Fantasy XV Alternative Time Report is being streamed live over on Bandai Namco's 876 TV YouTube channel:

Youtube 876TV ≫ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7fJMwyFuSA

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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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