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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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Monday
Oct162017

Interviews with Harada on Tutorial Mode, Tekken 7 Development and the Future

New interviews with the Tekken head producer Katsuhiro Harada surfaced recently on some gaming sites. The PushSquare & PC Games N's interviews with Harada go over some pretty interesting topics like the current development circumstances for Tekken 7 as well as some minor insights on what they're thinking of for the future of the series. The PGN interview mainly goes over the decision to not include a tutorial into the game but the PushSquare features a more extensive discussion. I'll be adding notable snippets from both below but feel free to read the source interviews in full over on their respective sites:

PushSquare Interview ≫ http://www.pushsquare.com/news/2017/10/interview_talking_tekken_7_dlc_development_and_future_plans_with_director_harada

PCGamesN Interview ≫ https://www.pcgamesn.com//tekken-7/tekken-7-tutorial

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Monday
May292017

Tekken 7 Developer Q&A Video: Character Development

Make sure you put the subtitles on when you watch the video this time. Tekken 7 Developer Q&A video #2 is up and this one has Katsuhiro Harada and Michael Murray discuss what goes into Tekken 7's character development. They go over the several factors that contribute to creating new fighters such as what goals they plan to achieve with the character, what kind of character they should be whether it is a newbie friendly or complex character and the compatibility of the fighting style within the game. An interesting thought piece if you were curious on what were some of the brainstorming that went into designing some of your favorite characters. You can check out the Developer Q&A video below.

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

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