Giving fans plenty to be excited about, Bandai Namco delivered two new Tekken 7 announcements at Gamescom today. First off is the return of Lee Chaolan to the fighter roster, along with his alter ego Violet. You can check out both in the reveal trailer below.
Adopted by Heihachi Mishima at a young age, Lee was meant to be a rival for Heihachi’s son, Kazuya. After being expelled from the Mishima clan however, Lee secretly plotted against his adopted family and the Mishima Zaibatsu, even as Heihachi and Kazuya fought between themselves.
“Lee chose to exact his revenge on the father and son by covertly supporting Lars Alexandersson, who had turned on the Mishima Zaibatsu, but this was only the beginning of what he had in store for the Mishimas,” Bandai Namco teases in the announcement on their site.
With the character reveal, the developers also details the game’s new Story Mode. As shown off at E3, Tekken 7 is going for a more cinematic feel for its fights and narrative. Revolving around the Mishima family, the game looks to be aiming to tell a far bigger story than most fighting game fans are used to. The screen below even suggests players will step into the shoes of a young Kazuya.
“Story Mode presents numerous hours of gameplay. Not only can players experience the storyline from the Mishima clan point-of-view, there are other story arcs that involve fighters outside of the Mishima saga,” Bandai Namco says.
One of these other story arcs focuses on Claudio Serafino and The Archers of Sirius, “a group of exorcists who have been banishing supernatural entities from the world since ancient times.” Claudio begins investigating Mishima Zaibatsu after Heihachi continues to try to recruit him and the exorcist group.
Tekken 7 is due out on PS4, Xbox One, and PC early next year.