Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is shaping up to be a particularly hard-hitting entry in the long-running fighting franchise, as demonstrated by a new trailer. Bandai Namco Entertainment unveiled the Arcade Trailer alongside a range of new screenshots, serving to demonstrate the new gameplay features for the upcoming title.
First and foremost, Akuma from the Street Fighter franchise will be making an appearance as a playable fighter. He appears alongside a slew of Street Fighter mechanics, including the standard super/EX meter. This mechanic is unique to Akuma, enabling him to pull off devastating combos, while also setting him apart from the rest of the roster. Most of these attacks can be dodged or simply ignored through certain attacks, so other characters are not at an inherent disadvantage.
The Rage mechanic from previous titles returns, granting fighters the ability to amplify their damage output under certain conditions. The Rage meter builds up with damage given and received, and can be spent to augment your moves. In addition to increased damage, Rage attacks also grant increased juggle potential, as well as the potential for a crumple state, or severe knockback. Rage arts are finishing moves triggered using the Rage meter, allowing for a significant spike in damage output.
This is all in addition to standard matchmaking features, including ranked battle and friend matches. Tekken 7: Fated Retribution is currently slated for release in Japanese arcades sometime this year. A PS4 release is planned, but no specific date has been revealed. The turnaround from arcade release to home console generally takes a bit over a year, so there may be a fair wait ahead.