In a recent interview with GameSpot, the producer of Tekken 7 Katsuhiro Harada, announced that the story mode of this release will be different from other games of this genre, and also spoke about the possible arrival of the game to PlayStation 4 Pro, Project Scorpio and Nintendo Switch.
“In typical story modes in other fighting games,” said Harada, “you merely load the game, each character says one or two lines to each other before the battle, then you go into the standard battle with the timer from the same position all the time. All the same rules apply from them fighting.”
“We tried to change that, so the circumstances at the beginning of the fight might change: the relation of you to your opponent distance-wise, maybe your health or the status of the stage. All these things were done to make the game feel very immersive,” he added.
“Whatever is going on in the cinematics,” said the developer, “shifts straight into the in-game scene, and then straight into the gameplay itself. You’re not thrown into the standard battle. That’s really what we focus on changing this time for story mode.”
When Harada was asked if Tekken 7 would further support PlayStation 4 Pro and Project Scorpio, he said, “those platforms are relatively new as far as what we know about them and what’s been released publicly about them. It’s hard to comment on that right now.”
However, the most interesting was the mysterious response that the producer then gave when GameSpot asked if the game would be available for the new Nintendo console “We’re quite surprised by the Nintendo Switch announcement; read into that what you like,” he said.
Tekken 7 will arrive in 2017 on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.