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Tekken 7 claims No.1 in Japan, prompting 6% rise in PS4 sales

Tekken 7 has punched straight in at No.1 in the Japanese weekly chart, according to the latest figures from Famitsu, selling 54,319 copies in its first four days on sale. While not quite as successful as the PS3 launch of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 (which sold around 69,000, says Famitsu), …

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Tekken 7 claims series’ first No.1 in almost 20 years

Bandai Namco’s PS4, Xbox One and PC fighter Tekken 7 has debuted at the top of the UK All Formats Top 40. It’s the first Tekken title to claim the top spot since Tekken 3 for the PS1 way back in 1998. The most recent Tekken release, Tag Tournament 2, …

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Twitch and Bandai Namco team up for Tekken World Tour eSports league

Twitch and Bandai Namco Entertainment America have announced an exclusive partnership to create the Tekken World Tour. The multi-year deal will not only see Twitch become the exclusive broadcasting platform for the new competitive games league, but the livestreaming service will also manage Tekken 7’s league operations, circuit events and …

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Watch the Tekken UK Championship finals here at 1pm BST

It’s a lovely day in sunny Britain, and if you’re not enjoying the outside for yourself, you can grab an ice lolly and watch the Tekken UK championship finals today, live from the MCM Comiccon in London’s Excel Arena. The show will be broadcast live on Twitch, meaning at 1pm …

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Bandai Namco announce $200,000 Tekken World Tour

Bandai Namco and Twitch have announced an “exclusive multi-year partnership” this Thursday which will see Bandai Namco’s newest iteration in the Tekken series exploding onto the esports scene with a $200,000 Tekken World Tour. The World Tour will feature bouts around the world, before the victors face off in a …

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Bandai Namco and Numskull partner for Tekken merchandise range

Apparel designer Numskull has just signed a partnership with Bandai Namco to launch a new range of Tekken retro merchandise. Available for retailers to order starting today, the range (see pictures below) includes T-shirts, a hoody, mugs, a snapback, key chains, a wallet and even socks, with prices ranging from …

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Pro Tekken 7 players banned after suspected collusion

Bandai Namco has banned two players from the Tekken 7 UK Championships following accusations that they colluded to throw a match. Kotaku reports that it has been alleged that Justin ‘King Jae’ Nelson conspired with Charmel ‘C-Krizzle’ Miedji Koloko in their third round match in last weekend’s Birmingham qualifier. The …

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Tekken 7 release date confirmed for June 2nd

Tekken 7 is launching on June 2nd on PS4, Xbox One and PC, Bandai Namco has announced, and will come in multiple editions at retail. The standard Day One version of the game will come with a physical copy of the game and the Eliza character DLC, but there will …

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Harada says Tekken sexism criticism is ‘very ill-informed’

Tekken director Katsuhiro Harada has said that criticism of the depiction of female characters in his games is unfair and does not take cultural variances into account. Harada has previously reacted angrily to unease at the sexually provocative way Tekken’s females are presented. Now the developer has told Eurogamer that …

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Tekken’s Harada slams Korean ratings board over leak

Long-term Tekken producer Katsuhiro Harada has said that the South Korean games rating board is the worst”. His anger came after assets relating to upcoming fighting game Tekken 7 appeared online, Kotaku reports. Harada was quick to blame the board for the security slip. Before we export [a game], we …

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